Is There an Association between Healthy Behaviours and Being Physically & Mentally Stronger?

Research Paper Title Mental health, physical health, and health-related behaviours of US Army Special Forces. Background To prospectively examine the health and health-related behaviours of Army Special Forces personnel in comparison with two distinct, but functionally similar Army groups. Methods Special Forces, Ranger Qualified, and General Purposes Forces enrolled in the Millennium Cohort Study were… Read More

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What are Soldiers’ Attitudes Toward Behavioural Health Profiles in the US Army?

Research Paper Title Soldier Attitudes Toward Behavioural Health Profiles in the US Army. Background Behavioural health (BH) readiness is a critical component of US Army personnel readiness. Medical providers issue BH profiles in order to communicate BH-related duty limitations to the commander and reflect BH force readiness on both micro/macro-levels. A recent report indicates BH… Read More

Being A Dog Owner Can Help You Meet Physical Activity Guidelines

A canine companion brings at least one important health benefit: getting more exercise. In news that will surprise few owners, researchers found that those with pooches are much more likely to meet weekly targets for the amount of time spent engaging in physical activity. The UK government’s guidelines recommend adults get at least 150 minutes… Read More

Are there Shared Protective Factors across Health Risk Behaviours in Adolescents?

Research Paper Title Health inequalities, risky behaviours and protective factors in adolescents: an analysis of secondary survey data from the UK. Background Adolescents are at risk of developing detrimental health behaviours that will affect their adult health. The aim was to estimate prevalence of health risk behaviours (HRB), comparing young people (12-18 years old) in… Read More

Eating Related Behaviours & Adolescent Military Dependants

Research Paper Title Sex differences in eating related behaviors and psychopathology among adolescent military dependents at risk for adult obesity and eating disorders. Background Stressors unique to military families may place dependents of military service members of both sexes at high-risk for disordered-eating. Yet, there are no data examining sex-related differences in eating pathology and… Read More

Simple Foods with Exceptional Health Benefits

The things we put into our body have a large impact on our overall health. While many of us enjoy a good unhealthy fast food meal, it is necessary to stock the fridge and cabinets with foods that are good for us. You might even have some healthy foods in your home already. However, some… Read More

Is Dietary Supplement Use Higher in Civilian or Military Populations?

Research Paper Title Dietary Supplement Use in a Large, Representative Sample of the US Armed Forces. Background Dietary supplement (DS) use is prevalent among the US Armed Forces personnel, but representative cross-service comparisons and characteristics of personnel using DS’s are limited. With this in mind, the purpose of this research was to examine DS use… Read More