New 'Triad' week offers health tips
The Performance Triad health challenge lasts 26 weeks.

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Week 8 of the Performance Triad begins July 27.

Be sure you are progressing in this 26-week health challenge by targeting the vital components of healthy living: sleep, activity and nutrition.

-- Sleep Goal
Nap wisely. Napping can be a good way to make up for poor/reduced nighttime sleep, but naps longer than 1 hour or taken late in the day (after 3 p.m.) can cause problems falling asleep.

If you need to nap for safety reasons (for example, when driving), try to take a short (30-60 minute) nap in the late morning or early afternoon, such as right after lunch, to take the edge off your sleepiness.

-- Activity Goal
Are you wary about strength training activities? No need to fret. Contact your local physical fitness center for an appropriate fitness plan tailored to your needs.

-- Nutrition Goal
Remember to get your dairy. Consuming low-fat or skim dairy products provides health benefits -- especially improved teeth and bone health.

Also, dairy consumption reduces the risk for cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes.

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