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Weight Management for Lasting Health

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Weight Management

More than 1 in 3 Americans adults qualify as obese. Effective weight management can help service members meet their readiness requirements, improve their mission performance, build long-term health, and maintain a positive body image. Identifying and maintaining a healthy weight also impacts many other health conditions that affect quality of life. 

Effective weight management can help service members live their healthiest lives. Finding and maintaining a healthy weight is challenging, and different for everyone, but worth the effort to help service members meet their readiness requirements, improve their mission performance, build long-term health, and maintain a positive body image. 

Message to Communicators

  • Finding your healthy weight is not about hitting a certain number on the scale. It should be the result of conversations between you and your primary care provider, trainer, nutritionist, registered dietitian, or other health provider. 
  • Not everyone has the same ideal weight or body shape. Don't base your success on looking like a certain body archetype, but on what works best for you, your mission, and your long-term health.

Talking Points

Expand to see talking points for the weight management topics below:

Improving Quality of Life

Readiness and Weight

Nutrition and Healthy Weight

Active Lifestyle

Graphics and Social Media Content

Download and share any of these graphics and social media messages on your platforms. Tailor as needed to share locally!


Weight Management

Suggested social media message: "Finding and maintaining a healthy weight is important to your health, your readiness, and your quality of life. TRICARE Weight Management #WeightManagement"


Weight Management

Suggested social media message: "Not everyone has the same ideal weight or body shape. Don't base your success on looking like a certain body archetype, but on what works best for you, your mission, and your long-term health. TRICARE Weight Management #WeightManagement"


Weight Management - Healthy

Suggested social media message: "Finding your #HealthyWeight is not about hitting a certain number on the scale. It should be the result of conversations between you and your primary care provider, trainer, nutritionist, registered dietitian, or other health provider. http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/prevention/ #WeightManagement"


Weight Management

Suggested social media message: "Each service has requirements for body mass index or body composition. Achieving a healthy weight through nutrition and physical activity will enhance your mission performance and availability for duty. http://health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Total-Force-Fitness. #WeightManagement"


Weight Management - Hypertension

Suggested social media message: "DYK nearly half of Service Members diagnosed with obesity are also diagnosed with hypertension, or high blood pressure, a common risk factor for stroke and heart attack? Losing even a small amount of weight can have a major impact right away on your health and quality of life. TRICARE Weight Management #WeightManagement"


Weight Management - sleep

Suggested social media message: "DYK that 1 in 4 Service Members diagnosed with obesity share a diagnosis of sleep disorders like apnea or snoring? Losing even a small amount of weight can have a major impact right away on your health and quality of life. TRICARE Weight Management #WeightManagement"


Weight Management - Joints

Suggested social media message: "DYK that losing 10 pounds of weight can relieve 40 pounds of pressure on your knees? Losing even a small amount of weight can have a major impact right away on your health and quality of life. TRICARE Weight Management #WeightManagement"


Weight Management - Back Pain

Suggested social media message: "DYK Nearly one in five Service Members diagnosed with obesity share a diagnosis of lower back pain? Losing even a small amount of weight can have a major impact right away on your health and quality of life. TRICARE Weight Management #WeightManagement"


Weight Management - Positive Body Image

Suggested social media message: "Not everyone has the same ideal weight or body shape. Don't base your success on looking like a certain body type, but on what works best for you, your mission, and your long-term health. http://www.womenshealth.gov/mental-health/body-image-and-mental-health/body-image #WeightManagement"


Weight Management - Healthy body

Suggested social media message: "A healthy body doesn't happen by accident! Manage your weight to stay healthy, ready and performing at the highest level! TRICARE Weight Management #WeightManagement" 


Weight Management - Yo-Yo Dieting

Suggested social media message: "Effective #WeightManagement is a lifestyle, not a trendy diet or exercise program. While these may offer short-term success they are often unsustainable, leading to long-term weight gain. Talk with your health care provider about developing a personalized approach to nutrition and fitness. https://www.nutrition.gov/topics/health-living-and-weight/what-you-should-know-about-popular-diets"


Weight management - Healthy weight week - Exercise - eat responsibly - stay hydrated - sleep

Suggested social media message: During #HealthyWeightWeek it’s all about the formula! 👨🔬 Take a balanced approach to #WeightManagement by ensuring good exercise, proper nutrition, adequate hydration, and plenty of sleep. TRICARE Weight Management


Weight Management - Healthy Weight Week - Exercise - Eat Responsibly - Stay Hydrated - Sleep

Suggested social media message: "Look alive it's #HealthyWeightWeek! Take your #NewYearsResolution to the next level with professional advice and tips on weight loss and healthy #WeightManagement through the @MilitaryHealth Total Force Fitness Page


Healthy weight week

Suggested social media message: The journey of healthy weight management looks different for everyone, but it has to start somewhere. Get off the sidelines this week #HealthyWeightWeek, visit the Total Force Fitness Page to take the first steps to lasting health and #WeightManagement"


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