Health & Safety

July 13, 2012

Luke exchange makes good health its business

Courtesy of AAFES

Understanding that a large part of the military’s focus is on a fit mind and body to ensure top performance, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service values the importance of wellness.

To that end, the exchange is feeding shoppers’ minds with information. Healthy nutrition options, fitness programs, family activities and overall wellness information are all just a click away through the exchange’s Operation Be Fit website. Opbefit.com offers tips for all members of the family, from novice to expert.

“Providing fitness and nutritional information is just one of the many ways the exchange strives to meet the needs of shoppers,” said Robert Carter, Luke AFB Exchange general manager. “In addition to myriad online resources, the ‘Be Fit’ shop in the exchange offers competitively priced athletic footwear, fitness gear, sporting goods and nutritional items all in one convenient location.”

Beyond lightening the strain on the wallet, the Luke AFB Exchange is also looking out for military families’ literal “bottom lines” with healthy eating options. Charley’s, Burger King and other exchange restaurants have a wide array of nutritional facts available for diners to review to ensure they’re making healthy choices. Many even allow the substitution of a side salad or bottled water in lieu of fries or a soft drink.

Hungry shoppers looking to fill their gas tanks at the Luke Express will find wholesome snack choices as Exchange Snack Avenues offer six fresh salad options, fruit cups and grab-pack sliced apples. The fresh fruit program delivers fresh bananas, apples, oranges, limes and lemons to the Luke Express as well.

“A strong mind and body are important to military members and their families,” Carter said. “The Luke AFB Exchange’s healthy options are the perfect supplement for both conditioning efforts.”




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
DT_150114-F-BI157-034

MDOS heartbeat of MDG

Staff Sgt. Miranda Pyles, 56th Medical Operations Squadron allergy and immunization technician, receives a third dose of the papilloma vaccine Jan. 14 from Senior Airman Cassandra Saunders, 56th MDOS allergy and immunization te...
 
 

Phoenix winters still pose threat of sun damage

Summers spent poolside and sunny vacations during winter can do more than provide relaxation. Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays leaves behind lasting damage on the skin – including wrinkles, leathery or sagging skin and brown spots. In fact, more than 90 percent of these visible changes commonly attributed to skin aging are caused by...
 
 

Street Beat

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Jan. 12 through 18: Tickets Security forces issued citations for five moving violations and eight nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Jan. 13: Security forces responded to a report of a civilian driving on base with suspended driving privileges. The civilian’s supervisor stated it was an isolated incident...
 

 

Most cervical cancer caught early with regular screening

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2012, eight million U.S. women, ages 21 to 65, reported they had not been screened for cervical cancer in the last five years. Seven out of 10 of those women had a regular doctor and health insurance. While 93...
 
 

Street Beat

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents at Luke Air Force Base Dec. 30 through Jan. 11: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 20 moving violations and eight nonmoving violations. Traffic incidents Jan. 11: Security forces responded to a report of a vehicle accident at South Gate. There were no injuries. Nonemergency responses...
 
 
141210-F-BI157-003

‘Hip’ view …

Airman Pedro Mota Senior Airman Richard Canales and Airman 1st Class Brandi Sullivan, 56th Medical Support Squadron diagnostic imaging technicians, demonstrate taking a radiographic image with a Falcon view Dec. 11 at Luke Air ...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin