Families are special! Military Family Life is challenging!
In fact, service members
and their families
share some special common goals and qualities such
as: Dedication, Commitment, Sacrifice, and adaptability.
The key to enjoying a healthy happy life
in the military
is you! So to make the most of your military experiences,
like any other family is by living, loving and working
together to create a more satisfying quality of life
for yourself and
What is Quality of Life?
Family fitness, nutrition, exercise,
stress management, effective communication, parenting,
CPR, and first aid training are all important elements
of family wellness.
To be a military family means special challenges and concerns
for example: separation, emotional, economic, practical,
social and reunion. Through these experiences your family
can still stay close, healthy, happy and keep growing strong.
Improve your quality of life by practicing healthy habits
in order to look your best
and feel good about yourself.
Start by setting a good example through good nutrition.
Good nutrition promotes good health. Eat a variety of the
right foods to stay fit and energetic. Exercise regularly
and get enough rest it helps reduce and prevent your chances
of certain diseases and maintain good mental health. Everyone
needs to be at their best possible physical health to productively
work and fuel for your activities.
Learn about what your body needs and doesn’t need
avoid harmful habits such as smoking, alcohol and illegal
drugs. A practice of better habits plays an important role
on the job, at school and at home. It helps you function
normally and gives a sense of well-being.
Don’t accept substitutes for stress if it gets out
of hand, it’s time to GET HELP! Don’t let stress
get you down and keep you out you can do a lot for yourself
For more help and information consider contacting:
• Health care provider
• Local hospital
• Mental health centers
• School counselors
• Religious leaders
• Other professionals (social workers, marriage and family
counselors, therapists, nurses etc. can provide help to
State Family Program Office or Local Family Assistance
Center offers information and referrals for care and support
as well as in hand resources that can be made available
to you contact us MANGFamily@aol.com
REAL HELP. ANYTIME. ANYWHERE
Department of Defense has established a 24 hour, 7-day
a week toll free telephonic, Internet and e-mail family
assistance service. A single source of quick access
to help and support all mobilized Guard members and
Army One Source and Air
Force One Source which is designed
to help families balance the competing demands of work,
deployments and family/personal life is confidential
is available to assist wherever you are on an array of
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