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Ask the Expert: Exercise pills, are they real?

– It is important to note that these pills are designed to mimic the effects of exercise but none of them comes even close to providing the extensive number of benefits that physical exercise offers.

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FORCE Rewards Program: Rewarding fitness in the Canadian Armed Forces

– The FORCE Rewards Program uses material rewards to recognize Canadian Armed Forces personnel who achieve higher levels on their FORCE Evaluation fitness tests, either Silver, Gold or Platinum zones on the Fitness Profile.

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Study on training injuries reveals patterns among recruits and officer cadets

– Marie-Andrée Laroche, who is an exercise specialist with the Personnel Support Programs (PSP) and involved with Phase 1 (injured members) of the Training and Reintegration Program at the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School, has been leading a study of injury patterns among recruits and officer cadets.

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Mental Health Co-Champions’ Message: Maintaining your mental well-being during the holidays

– As the holidays approach, we are all surrounded by messages and commercials encouraging us to be joyful and merry. For some, the reality can be different, and the season brings considerable stress that can take a toll on their mental and physical health.

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Protect your mental health and well-being this holiday season

– The holidays are a great opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends but it’s also important to keep your health in check…

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A Padre’s Presence: CAF padres and their role during the holidays

– To Canadians, this time of year marks the beginning of family dinners and holiday traditions. However, for many deployed Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) soldiers, this reality is out of reach.

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Ask the Expert: How deep should I squat?

– Deep squatting may offer some training benefits but may not be possible or safe for some because of their anatomy or injuries…

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16 Wing “Shave for the Brave”

– Three Royal Canadian Air Force members shave their heads in benefit of the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Beware of these seven common accident causes

– Consider this statistic: 80 out of every 100 accidents are the fault of the person involved in the incident. Unsafe acts cause four times as many accidents and injuries as unsafe conditions.

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Beware of carbon monoxide and check your alarms

– Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, tasteless and odorless gas produced when fuels such as propane, gasoline, natural gas, heating oil or wood have insufficient air to burn completely.

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