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Airmen are required to pass a physical assessment of pushups, sit-ups, and a mile and a half run. Airmen can improve their testing scores by identifying areas of improvement, setting goals, creating workout plans, finding ways to keep themselves accountable and starting a food journal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Codie Collins) 5 easy steps to improve your PT performance
Why did I eat that entire bag of chips last night? Should I have run more or something to prepare for this? Am I even going to pass? These are the thoughts of ill prepared Airmen about to take their physical assessment. "As Airmen of the U.S. Air Force, there should never be a time where an able-bodied Airman should not be able to pass a physical
0 6/20
2017
An Airman takes an evening run June 7, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Hazards on the road add to the danger of running near vehicles, such as uneven ground and road edges; staying alert is fundamental to preventing possible incidents. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols) How to stay alert during road runs
Staying alert is fundamental to preventing possible incidents while running or jogging. Uneven ground, road edges and other hazards add to the danger of traveling near vehicles, such as slipping on loose gravel and potholes. Many people take to the roads to get exercise and enjoy the weather as it warms up, more so than in the cooler months. It's
0 6/09
2017
The Fitness and Sports Center on Little Rock Air Force Base has more than 400 pieces of equipment and services approximately 360,000 patrons per year. The gym also received Best in Air Force in 2015 and Best in Air Mobility Command in 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mercedes Taylor) Gym revamps 24/7 access system for Airmen
The Fitness and Sports Center is revamping their 24/7 access system.  The new system will provide chipped access cards for beneficiaries who do not have Common Access Cards. Requirements to sign up for around-the-clock Fitness Access are proof of government ID, specifically a Common Access Card, retiree or dependent ID. Pre-registration is already
0 3/31
2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brent Osborne, 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron material management technician, uses a ski ergometer, Feb. 2, 2017, at the Fitness Center on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The ski ergometer is an alternative to a rowing machine and is part of a new adaptive fitness area at the gym. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mercedes Taylor) New fitness area offers safe workouts for injured Airmen
There are many benefits to working out: increased energy, improved mood and reduced weight. Service members may have difficulties reaping the benefits if they’re on a medical profile or restricted from performing certain exercises due to injury. In an effort to help Airmen remain mission ready, there’s now an adaptive fitness area for injured
0 2/27
2017
Dietary Supplements (U.S. Air Force graphic) Implementing supplement safety
With the demands of a busy lifestyle, there are times when proper nutrition is unintentionally neglected. Service members at times choose to replace poor dietary habits or increase an already healthy lifestyle with supplements. Though supplements are legal, service members should educate themselves on which are and are not approved. “Supplements
0 9/14
2016
Heather Baxter has transformed her body and health by regulating her diet and dedicating time to fitness. The Vital 90 class helped Baxter take charge of her health after the birth of her second son. (Courtesy photo) Taking back their health
Heather Baxter works as a captain in the 19th ForceSupport Squadron civilian personnel flight through the week and serves as a captainon the weekend in the Air National Guard. She is another person who’s transformedher body and her health with diet and exercise.So Heather, what made you decide to become consistentwith diet and exercise
0 8/25
2016
Chandra Erskine celebrates her weight loss progress from 2013 to 2016. In two and one-half years, Erskine lost 110 pounds. (courtesy photo) Taking back their health
(Editor’s note: Chandra Erskine, wife of Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Erksine, former chief enlisted manager for the 19th Mission Support Group, no longer lives at Little Rock Air Force Base, but the lifestyle changes she made while here helps her pursue a healthier future.) We asked Erskine if she would share her fitness and weight loss story with others who might be contemplating making a change or those who may be currently struggling at the gym or with their diet. Here are her thoughts.)
0 8/11
2016
Changes to the dining facilities meal card regulations are in full affect as of May 2016. Little Rock AFB implements new meal card regulation
Changes to the dining facilities meal card regulations are in full effect as of May 2016, and have sparked an array of questions from meal card holders. The Air Force Services Agency introduced a new food service operation, referred to as the Food Transformation Initiative, beginning in 2010. Originally, six stateside bases were selected as test
0 7/19
2016
Default Air Force Logo Commentary: Improving health through nutrition
For years, I never thought about the food and drinks I put in my body. My breakfast would consist of Dr. Pepper and honey buns. I’ve always been a gym rat running marathons, lifting weight and playing basketballOn the outside I looked fit and healthy but on the inside I was causing serious damage to my body.In November 2011, I went to the doctor
0 7/01
2016
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