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Build A Better You with Charleys Chicken Sandwich

March 18, 2019

Charleys Chicken Sandwich As a partner in the Healthy Army Community and Air Force Smart Fueling initiatives under the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Operation Live Well, the Exchange provides better-for-you menu choices in support of readiness and resiliency. All of the more than 1,700 Exchange restaurants offer better-for-you options, like the one featured…

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Calculate your one rep max

What is a one-rep max?

March 15, 2019

How do you know how much weight to lift when you start a resistance-training program? Most programs are designed around lifting a percentage of your maximum strength, so it’s important to know what that is so you can push yourself in the gym. The one-repetition maximum test (1RM) is one of the most common measures…

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BE WELL - Wellness Services at your Exchange

Wellness Services at your Exchange

March 13, 2019

BE WELL We know Fitness and Nutrition are an important part to living BE FIT, however, an additional key to your readiness is your Health and Wellness. With proper care of your body, you can sustain good health and perform your responsibilities at work and at home to the best of your abilities. Be strong!…

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4-Week Progressive Burpee Plan

March 8, 2019

The burpee is a move that has it all: A plank, push, squat, hinge and dynamic jump. It can be modified to a simple down and up off of the ground and progressed to one of the most challenging fitness moves around! THE PLAN BASICS The first week starts by building a foundation for mastering…

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Build A Better You with Subway

March 6, 2019

As a partner in the Healthy Army Community and Air Force Smart Fueling initiatives under the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Operation Live Well, the Exchange provides better-for-you menu choices in support of readiness and resiliency.

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Why You Should Care About Omega-3’s

February 22, 2019

You hear some nutrients chattered about constantly, but you may not know if you’re getting enough of them  — or why you should even be paying attention. That may describe how you feel about omega-3’s: Sure, they’re important, but … why again? Omega-3’s are a type of fatty acid. (Omega-6’s and omega-9’s are others.) They’re…

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Benefits of a 5x5 Workout

Benefits of a 5×5 Workout

February 8, 2019

If you’ve been around the weightlifting world for any period of time, chances are you’ve heard fellow gym-goers talking about 5x5s. The 5×5 workout program has been around for decades, originated by the late Olympic weightlifter and coach, Bill Starr, a legend in the world of strength training. The catch, of course, is that if you don’t…

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Keys to Be Fit

Keys to Be Fit

February 1, 2019

The New Year is an opportunity to move forward, progress, set and reach goals you want to achieve. Use these keys to help build a better you, inspiring you to start or sustain an already healthy lifestyle.   Set Goals They should be specific, measurable and attainable. They should be important to where you are…

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6 Signs You Need to Strengthen Your Core

6 Signs You Need to Strengthen Your Core

January 31, 2019

You probably know having a strong core is important; it’s the foundation for each movement your body makes. Not only will a strong midsection help you make the most of your workouts, but it will also make it easier for you to complete everyday tasks and avoid injury. But figuring out exactly how powerful your…

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10 TRX Moves for Your Next Bodyweight Burner

10 TRX Moves for Your Next Bodyweight Burner

January 24, 2019

Switch up your workout and give suspension training a try. Suspension training — or TRX, as the most dominant brand in the space has achieved Kleenex-level name recognition and even trademarked the term — gives you a chance to shake up your stale training regimen. Instead of using traditional implements like dumbbells, barbells, or kettlebells for resistance, exercisers work…

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