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My Coast Guard
Commentary | Feb. 24, 2021

Gained a few pounds during this pandemic? Healthy weight-loss strategies to be discussed this Wellness Wednesday

By Keisha Reynolds, MyCG Writer

Having healthy habits, like maintaining an ideal weight, has been tougher than ever amidst global conditions we are all experiencing. 

This Wellness Wednesday’s discussion, February 24, beginning at 3 pm Eastern, will feature Senior Nutrition Health Educator Maria McConville and Athletic Trainer Tim Gribbin, both from the Henry M. Jackson Foundation in support of the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) at Uniformed Services University. They will provide strategies from their organization’s guidebook, “Get into Fighting Weight” and walk you through exercises for succinct goal-setting techniques to fast-track to optimal wellness.

Listeners will also learn the components contributing to a healthy weight including: habit assessments, meal-planning, exercise routines, sleep hygiene and stress management. 

This discussion is particularly important as we near the season for weigh-ins at the Coast Guard. The presenters have anecdotal and statistical data demonstrating how people easily move into unsafe habits when faced with the need for weight loss. This information will empower attendees with tools and resources to create a healthy and actionable roadmap toward sustainable health and wellness.