WASHINGTON -- In mid August, the American Beverage Association (ABA) announced that the association's Board of Directors had approved a new school vending policy aimed at providing lower- calorie and/or nutritious beverages and limiting the availability of soft drinks in schools.
PEARL HARBOR, HI -- With the rollout of new Navy-wide physical readiness intiatives, Naval Station Pearl Harbor is increasing its efforts to help keep its sailors in shape, and it seems to be paying off.
CHICAGO—A new study from the August edition of Pediatrics found that 8 percent of girls and 12 percent of boys surveyed said they used supplements to get a better body. While protein powders and shakes were most commonly used, steroids, growth hormone, amino acids and other substances were also listed among those unhealthful products tried in the past year.
LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, TX – While many outdoor enthusiasts and weekend warriors are investing in backpack water systems to help hydrate themselves during their lengthy workouts, the Air Force is studying whether trainees could benefit from this increasingly popular type of equipment, too.
SEATTLE —Regular yoga practice may help prevent middle-age spread in normal-weight people and may promote weight loss in those who are overweight, a new study found.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO – While boot camp aerobics has been popular in health clubs across the country, the Air Force is learning it’s more than just a good workout -- it can save lives.
BALTIMORE -- A multi-center study led by researchers at Maryland Medical Research Institute indicates eating cereal at breakfast “as part of an overall eating pattern that promotes maintenance of healthy body weights” may help adolescent girls maintain a healthy body mass index and adequate nutrient intake.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA -- Sailors aboard USS George Washington now have an ally in their "battle of the bulge," courtesy of a Navy-wide weight management program that the ship's medical department began using in August.