Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Lifestyle – Return on Investment for the organization

We do preventive maintenance on our ships to ensure they are ready when called to action, but sometimes we fail to provide maintenance on our most valuable asset – our people. No one knows when the next natural disaster or emergency will happen which will test the resiliency of our members. We do know that providing an atmosphere of a healthy lifestyle will improve morale, improve the health of our members, and help prepare them to meet all challenges.


From the Homefront: CG SUPRT offers coaching to help you achieve wellness goals

Have you heard of health and wellness coaching? Did you know that CG SUPRT offers free health and wellness coaching for members and dependents? Well it does! I decided to give it a try to start the new year off in a positive way and to help me achieve my resolutions! Read the full post to learn more about CG SUPRT’s free health and wellness coaching, and to learn healthy tips from spouses that are wellness coaches. Bring on 2017!


From the Homefront: Finding time for fitness

Finding time – it seems to be the obstacle to most fitness plans. Coast Guard spouses are nothing if not resourceful, and a few of them have found some sure-fire ways to make fitness a part of their regular routines.


Personnel assigned to U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod on a run. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

From the Homefront: Keeping Coastie families healthy

Air Station Cape Cod is the only Coast Guard station chosen to participate in the Department of Defense’s Healthy Base Initiative, a project intended to have long-reaching effects on the health of active duty members and dependents. Learning what is happening to make Air Station Cape Cod a healthier base may be a preview into the future of health for other stations.


To help get the word out on winter safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosts an e-card campaign with useful tips and checklists. Click the image above to learn more and send your first card. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention graphic.

Get Fit: Be safe in winter

Physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle and there are many fun and healthy activities during the winter months to get us up and moving. However, outdoor activities during the cold winter months can carry some risks. Whether you are an avid snow skier, occasional snow shoveler, or just now getting outside as winter winds down and days get longer, there are some things you need to consider as the season changes.


Marines participating in the ammo can lift portion of the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test. Photo courtesy of Marine Corps Cyber Command.

Get fit: Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test

Lt. Cmdr. Sean Plankey, currently deployed with Expeditionary Cyber Support Element under U.S. Forces Afghanistan, talks about his experiences keeping fit in a joint operating environment and accepting the challenge to participate in the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test.


U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Elgammal.

CGSUPRT: Health and wellness coaching

Did you know that CGSUPRT can partner you with a health and wellness coach? The coaches provide you with information, support, encouragement and accountability, so you can attain your goals and achieve your maximum potential – all at no cost to you!