Enhancing Soldiers Readiness and Lethality in the 21st Century
The H2F is the Army’s new system of health and wellness designed to optimize physical and not physical performance. This program puts people first and empowers soldiers to take charge of their health, fitness and well being. Designed to be flexible and adaptive, there are five divisions included:
- Mental Readiness
- Sleep Readiness
- Nutritional Readiness
- Physical Readiness
- Spiritual Readiness
With continued goals of personal betterment and prioritization of the Soldier, this program was created to address injuries as well as improve Soldier moral. Similar to the ACFT this shift was designed to optimize individual performance and create Stronger, Fitter, and Faster soldiers better prepared for the practical challenges they face both on and off the battle field. This is a holistic and adaptive program- designed to improve both Mind and Body of our fighting force.
Likely you will notice this program implemented on your base or with your unit over the next few months. Now is your chance to prepare. Read a book! Need an idea? Check out the Army Reading List Focus on sleep, paying attention to both quantity and quality. Be mindful of your diet, add fruits and veggies and cut out processed snacks and added sugar. Move every day. Be intentional about your exercise program, prioritizing functional movements over a weights only routine. Consider a fitness coach to keep you accountable and to learn new and exciting ways to move. Finally, take time for spiritual practice. This means different things for different people. For some it mean religion or church attendance, for other it means quiet time in mediation. Whatever it means for you- the important thing is to make it part of your routine.
Here at Army-Fitness we are excited to be a part of this innovative program! Follow us to learn more about H2F and other Army Fitness news.