Health Promotion / Wellness Office is bringing health information and material close to home for the Brigade of Midshipman. This gives the Brigade more convenient access to literature, videos, displays and websites in topics of health promotion and personal performance that most concern a midshipman or any college-age student.
An avowed policy of the Department of the Navy is to ensure military readiness, maximize individual performance, and reduce the cost of military health through programs of physical fitness, disease prevention, and health maintenance. Health Promotion is the process of enabling personnel to increase control over their health. Positive lifestyle and behavioral changes can improve health and enhance the quality of life, which for the military, translates into better operational readiness and increased retention of valuable personnel. The Health Promotion Office will help focus the Naval Academy's vision in promoting lifelong physical fitness through education. Augmented by mental and character development, graduates of the Naval Academy will set the example for sailors and marines in every aspect of living.
The future of the Navy begins at the Naval Academy. The future of military health begins here as well. The paradigm shift to health promotion, wellness, health leadership and personal performance will have the Navy and its future leaders, "Fit to Fight" and "Fit for Life!"
Health Promotion / Wellness is the process of enabling people to increase control over their health. Positive lifestyle and behavioral changes can improve health and enhance quality of life, which for us translates into better operational readiness and increased retention of valuable personnel.
Why Health Promotion?
50% of deaths and illnesses in the U.S. relate directly to unhealthy lifestyles: primarily poor diet, tobacco use, lack of exercise and unmanaged stress.
Health Promotion Goals:
- Improve and maintain the highest level of command and unit readiness
- Identify and minimize health risks
- Control health care costs by concentrating on increased personnel
Traditional Health Promotion Includes 8 Elements:
- Tobacco use prevention and cessation
- Nutrition education and weight/control
- Alcohol/Drug abuse prevention
- Back injury prevention
- Physical fitness and sports
- Early ID/control of blood pressure
- HIV and STD prevention
- Stress management/ suicide prevention
Health Promotion Programs
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