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Resource | Dec. 21, 2020

Physical Health

Coast Guard Fitness Policy Overview
Fitness is embedded in our culture. Coast Guard members must submit a Personal Fitness Plan, and spend a minimum of 180 minutes per week of dedicated physical fitness activity – workload and operations permitting. Civilian employees are authorized to participate in physical fitness activities during the work day, up to three hours per week, workload and operations permitting.

Coast Guard Fitness Program
Resources are available to help you begin your fitness training—either individualized or for your whole team. Tools will help you track your progress and access resources, while getting coaching and encouragement along the way.

Health Coach
CG SUPRT provides free, one-on-one health coaches. Call 1-855-CGSUPRT (247-8778).

Health Promotion Resource Manuals and Forms


Weight Probation Resources
Command shall refer member to their Primary Care Manager (PCM) by filling out Section 1 of the (SF-600 Command Weight Referral Form). PCM's shall fill out Section 2. Members shall inform command of any medical problems with losing weight or starting an exercise program. Additional resources are located on the Body Fat Probation Resources page.
A delicious resource full with information on food groups, health goals and your budget—all to promote a healthier eating lifestyle.

Tobacco Cessation
Trying to break the habit of smoking? This site shares basic information on tobacco that you should know, including unsavory facts on tobacco consumption on our bodies. It also shares resources and tips on how to take control and quit for good.

Point of Contact
If you are unable to contact the Health Promotion Manager on your Regional Work-Life Staff, or need additional assistance beyond the information provided here, please contact the Headquarters Health Promotions Program Manager, Tim Merrell at (202) 475-5146, fax (202) 475-5907, or email at