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Improving nutrition fitness and performance fueling

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Improving nutrition fitness and performance fueling incorporates the basics of a healthy diet such as eating eight servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Fruits and vegetables are nutrition powerhouses and eating them regularly has been linked to better overall health. Research showed that people who eat at least five servings of fresh fruits and vegetables a day were nearly five times more likely to report high emotional wellbeing compared to those who eat less than one serving (Stranges et al., 2014). Transforming our Future Soldiers into professional Soldiers and tactical athletes requires them to understand both the performance benefits of positive nutrition behaviors and the loss of performance caused by poor diet. Performance fueling for success optimizes training and performance in any military setting. More importantly it enhances their long term health and readiness. References American Academy of Sleep Medicine. (2009, June 15). Better Sleep Is Associated With Improved Academic Success. Science Daily . Retrieved April 3, 2015 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090610091232.htm Booth, F., Roberts, C., & Laye, M. ( 2012). Lack of exercise is a major cause of chronic diseases. Comprehensive Physiology , 2(2): 1143–1211. Cohen, S., Doyle, W.J., Alper, C.M., Janicki-Deverts, D., Turner, R.B. (2009). Sleep habits and susceptibility to the common cold. Archives of Internal Medicine. 169:62–67. Costello, Carol. 21 April 2015. Interview with MG Batschelet. Cable Network News, Atlanta, GA., found at http://tinyurl.com/kkbnfrq . Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program Office. (Sept 16, 2014). Global Assessment Tool Emotional Fitness Scores by Performance Triad Domains. Department of the Army, G-1, Army Resilience Directorate, Washington, DC Curcio G., Ferrara M., De Gennaro L. (206). Sleep Loss, Learning Capacity And Academic Performance. Sleep Medicine Review. 10:323–337. Czeisler, Charles A. (2015). Duration, Timing And Quality Of Sleep Are Each Vital For Health, Performance And Safety. Sleep Health , 1(1): 5-8. 7
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MSL101: Introduction to the Army Revision Date: 31 March 2017 Lesson 11: Army Performance Triad Student Readings Dinges, D.F., Pack, F., Williams, K., Gillen, K.A., Powell, J.W., Ott, G.E. (1997). Cumulative sleepiness, mood disturbance, and psychomotor vigilance performance decrements during a week of sleep restricted to 4-5 hours per night. Sleep , 20:267-277. Dong JY, Zhang YH, Qin LQ. (2013). Obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular risk: meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies. Atherosclerosis , 229(2):489–495. Go, A., Mozaffarian, D., Roger, V., Benjamin, E., Blaha, M., Cushman, M., …& Turner, M. (2014). Executive Summary: Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2014 Update. Circulation, 129 , 399-410. Retrieved April 1, 2015, from http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/129/3/399.long Health and Human Services (2008). 2008 Pysical Activity Guidelines for America: Be Active, Healthy, and Happy. www.health.gov/paguidelines Jentjens RL, Cale C, Gutch C, Jeukendrup AE. Effects of pre-exercise ingestion of differing amounts of carbohydrate on subsequent metabolism and cycling performance. European Journal Applied Physiology . 2003;88:444-452.
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