SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The 26-week Performance Challenge hopes to maintain, restore and improve the stamina, resiliency and health of the Army.
Its goal is to improve overall health by motivating Soldiers, families, retirees, Department of the Army civilians and communities to make healthier decisions regarding sleep, activity and nutrition, or SAN.
-- Sleep Goal
Empty your bladder just before you go to bed so that the urge to urinate does not disrupt your sleep.
-- Activity Goal
Regular physical activity can help maintain functional ability (the ability to do activities of daily living, such as personal care and climbing stairs) and prevent falls in older adults.
If you are an older adult, consult your doctor and/or a fitness professional for aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities. Contact your local primary care manager to help you improve your physical fitness.
-- Nutrition Goal
Feel satisfied and avoid overeating by using a smaller plate for meals. To see if you know how today's portions compare to the portions available 20 years ago, quiz yourself at the Portion Distortion website. You will also learn about the amount of physical activity required to burn off the extra calories provided by today's proportions.