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Army Recommends Holistic Health Approach

Former physical fitness training manual is updated.

U.S. Army and holistic training

The U.S. Army has updated its former physical fitness training field manual to the FM 7-22 Holistic Health and Fitness manual. The new version reflects a more integrated approach to well-being and revises the previous doctrine of physical readiness training. The new Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F) System includes five readiness categories: mental, sleep-related, nutritional, physical and spiritual.

To learn more, go to https://bit.ly/36Qu7nL.

See also: Training Needed by Army National Guard


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Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA

Shirley Archer, JD, MA, is an internationally acknowledged integrative health and mindfulness specialist, best-selling author of 16 fitness and wellness books translated into multiple languages and sold worldwide, award-winning health journalist, contributing editor to Fitness Journal, media spokesperson, and IDEA's 2008 Fitness Instructor of the Year. She's a 25-year industry veteran and former health and fitness educator at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, who has served on multiple industry committees and co-authored trade books and manuals for ACE, ACSM and YMCA of the USA. She has appeared on TV worldwide and was a featured trainer on America's Next Top Model.

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