Health & Safety

April 5, 2013

AFMC promotes Be Active: Physical Activity Initiative

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During April and May, Air Force Materiel Command will be promoting its ‘Be Active: Physical Activity Initiative.

The Be Active initiative is designed to be progressive with frequency of physical activity. If someone has not been active for some time, this initiative allows him or her to start at a comfortable level and add a little more activity as times goes on. The initiative involves the use of the AFMC Wellness Support Center website, www.AFMCwellness.com, and physical activity log. The activity log has more than 27 physical activity options for participants to choose from.

The goal of Be Active is for participants to log a minimum of 840 minutes, or 14 hours, from April 1 to May 31. Participants who reach this goal will receive a completion award, and the top five individuals at each base with the highest minutes logged of physical activity will receive an AFMC travel blanket.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regular physical activity can help control body weight, reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, improve brain function and mood, and strengthen bones and muscles. Civilian Health Promotion Services will be offering a series of physical activity classes throughout April and May, including Benefits of Exercise, Walk Your Way to Better Health, and Aging and Exercise.

To participate in the Be Active Initiative:
Have an online account at www.AFMCwellness.com
* DOD Air Force civilians need to have a current Health Risk Assessment. Active-duty members do not need to complete an HRA to participate.

To enroll in the Be Active Initiative:
* For those logging in to the website for the first time during the enrollment period, a pop-up window should come up allowing the option to enroll. A participant may also enroll by going to the left -hand column of the homepage and clicking on ‘Programs,’ where the user will be prompted to ‘Register in Program Group.’
* Start logging your activity in the Activity Log Tracker located on the website home page under Personal Logs.

Be sure to speak with a physician before beginning any exercise or physical activity program to make sure it is safe.

Visit www.AFMCwellness.com often to learn of opportunities to be physically active during April and May, including your local installation’s fitness center class schedule, as well as sponsored fun run and walks. For more information, contact your local CHPS staff.




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