Tag Archives: stress

Top Tips for Healthy Aging from Navy Medicine’s “Most Seasoned” Sailor

Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our Sailors, Marines and their families. That’s why we encourage everyone to partner in their health and live a healthy lifestyle while providing the programs and resources to help them reach their goals. Healthy aging month is no different. Healthy aging starts with making healthy decisions now. As part of …

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Exercising to Relieve Stress

By Cmdr. John Brooks, M.D., Lovell Federal Health Care Center The physical benefits of exercise have long been established. Exercise is known to improve physical fitness, help manage weight, and reduce stress. The most recent federal guidelines for adults by the Department of Health and Human Services recommend at least 2½ hours of moderate-intensity physical activity (e.g. brisk walking) each …

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Heart Health: For the Young at Heart and the Young

By Air Force Capt. Bryant Webber, chief of  preventive medicine, Joint Base San Antonio, and Cmdr. Connie Scott, MSC, DH, Navy Dietetics Health Promotion and Wellness specialty leader, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Think heart disease is something that won’t begin to affect you until later in life? Think again. Recent research has found that heart disease is …

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Navy Neuropsychology and TBI in Afghanistan

By Lt. Ana Soper, neuropsychologist, Naval Hospital Beaufort A neuropsychologist looks at the impact of what a person’s brain does (memory, attention, and other types of cognitive functioning) on how he or she functions in day-to-day life.   The neuropsychologist in Afghanistan helps warfighters and professionals understand the causes and consequences of suspected cognitive, mood, and personality changes. Neuropsychologists in the …

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Families OverComing Under Stress Supports the Military Family

By Allison Paul, FOCUS (Families OverComing Stress) Family member It was January 2011 when we found ourselves among our squadron’s families, a somber group awaiting the evening’s deluge of information:  the pre-deployment brief.  My husband was embarking on his third deployment, but this was a first time experience for our daughters (ages 3 and 5). One of our goals was to find …

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