Performance Learning Center

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Overview

Sleep, activity and nutrition (SAN) are critical for achieving optimal physical, mental, and emotional health and wellbeing. They are integral in maximizing Soldier performance and are the cornerstones of the U.S. Army Office of the Surgeon General’s (OTSG) Performance Triad (P3) Campaign. P3 integrates the best available SAN sports science to improve squad overmatch and Soldier performance in tactical environments. It includes messaging, curriculum and training, policy development, technology, leader development, and changes within the built installation environment to make the healthy choice the easy choice. P3 strives to improve and sustain healthy SAN knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and associated outcomes among Soldiers and Army beneficiaries.



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Managing Sleep and Shift Work

April 30, 2021

Everyone

Sleep loss and insufficient sleep associated with Charge of Quarters (CQ), Staff Duty, and shift work places Soldiers at risk for motor vehicle or work-related accidents and impairs decision-making and alertness. Continue Reading

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Hydration

April 29, 2021

Children and Teens

Dehydration can occur regardless of fitness level, body composition, or age. Continue Reading

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Weight Control

April 29, 2021

Everyone

Managing weight is more than going on a diet or upping the amount of physical activity. Weight loss and weight loss maintenance is a bit more complicated and requires behavior modification and commitment to a lifestyle change. Continue Reading

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Nutrition and Oral Health

April 29, 2021

Everyone

Everything you put in your mouth affects your oral health. Protect yourself against mouth pain, infection, and loose or missing teeth which can impair your ability to eat high performance, high-fiber foods like fresh fruits and vegetables. Continue Reading

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Dietary Supplements and Energy Drinks

April 29, 2021

Everyone

Dietary supplements are products taken that contain a “dietary ingredient” such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids and herbs or botanicals. They come in many forms, including tablets, capsules, powders, energy bars, and liquids. Continue Reading

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Introduction to Nutrition

April 29, 2021

Everyone

Napoleon’s famous quote, “An Army marches on its stomach,” refers to the importance of the supply line, however, it also refers to the fact that Soldiers can only fight or function effectively if they have been well fueled. Continue Reading

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Fat

April 29, 2021

Everyone

Fat is a vital part of the diet, provides taste to foods and satisfies hunger. Fat is also essential to a performance nutrition plan. Continue Reading

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Nutrient Timing

April 29, 2021

Everyone

Nutrient timing involves proper fueling strategies before, during, and after physical training sessions and other strenuous activity. Solid strategies for eating and hydrating before, during and after exercise are essential. Continue Reading

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