By Capt. Joshua Gscheidmeier, Ana Allen (PRMC)May 14, 2014
The Surgeon General's Performance Triad initiative will officially kick off June 2nd though June 6th at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and the Schofield Barracks Health Clinic.
Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, the Surgeon General and Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command, developed this Army-wide initiative to help soldiers, family members and retirees obtain a better lifestyle through three important components -- activity, nutrition and sleep.
"We have a tremendous opportunity to really invest in our service members that are willing to give so much to our nation," said LTG Horoho during a recent Soldiers Update interview. "So we are looking at increasing their health literacy because I believe if people's knowledge is increased, they'll make the right decisions that will optimize their performance and their ability to complete their mission."
During the week-long kickoff, TAMC and Schofield Barracks Health Clinic will offer a wide array of events such as information booths, line dancing, fun run/walk and ending with a Zumba lesson and an Insanity Workout session.
"This event is a great opportunity for servicemembers and families to renew their commitment to health," said Lt. Col. Kylee Plummer, Army Public Health Nursing Chief at TAMC. "The Performance Triad isn't a diet fad that will come and go. It's a way of living based on solid health principles that you can incorporate into your routine. We are excited to speak to the Hawaii military community about how to get started."
Also included in the kickoff of the Performance Triad is a sign-up for a 26-week health challenge, designed for participants to utilize tips, tools and trackers, so as to improve, enhance or even to start life-changing healthy habits.
Signups for the 26-week challenge will take place at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 2nd at Tripler Army Medical Center at the Oceanside entrance and at U.S. Army Health Clinic Schofield Barracks Soldier's Pavilion.
"Anyone who commits themselves to the 26-week challenge will not only develop healthy habits and traits, but will build upon these lessons for improving their health over the entire course of their lifetime," states CPT Sheryl Milford, Chief of the Schofield Barracks Nutrition Clinic.
For a full list of kick-off events, visit facebook.com/TriplerArmyMedicalCenter and facebook.com/usahc.schofieldbarracks.
More information can be found on the Army's Performance Triad website at armymedicine.mil.