Fitness — just do it!

Maj. Debbie Horne, 19th Force Support Squadron commander

Maj. Debbie Horne, 19th Force Support Squadron commander

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- We all know the Air Force's Fitness Program is changing soon. It's finally time, once and for all, for all Air Force members to make a lifetime commitment to take their own personal physical fitness seriously. Like mental, spiritual and emotional fitness, it takes time and effort to become physically fit -- indeed, habits, both good and bad, can only develop over time. Unfortunately, that's easier said than done.

We all have competing demands on our time -- work, family time, faith, sports, education and deployments, just to name a few. But, physical exercise must become an integral part of your day like eating, sleeping and working, rather than doing it "just to pass a test." Get in a routine of commitment to your physical well-being and soon it will feel strange if you miss a workout.

It's a well-known fact that the healthier you are, the better prepared your mind and body is to manage the stresses of everyday life, including those long deployments and TDYs that have become a routine and normal part of military service obligations. Because exercise activities come in all shapes and sizes, there are an infinite number of ways to get fit and healthy.

The 19th Force Support Squadron Fitness Center offers a variety of exercise options designed to meet customer desires, and caters to different levels of individual fitness in a state-of-the-art, clean and safe facility. From treadmills and stationary bikes, to ab burning classes and racquetball, to free-weights and weight machines, fitness center professionals are trained and ready to support and help members accomplish their fitness goals.

Bottom line, it's time to lose all those excuses and make physical fitness a top priority, for the right reason -- a lifetime of health.

Fitness -- just do it!