Stepping toward a healthier You

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  • By Airman 1st Class Anthony Muñoz
  • 90th Missile Wing Public Affairs

"A good diet is vital for military operations,” said Jodi Keithley, a registered dietician who works for Health Promotion on F. E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming. “The food that we eat directly affects us, empowering us to think, react, and respond.”

Keithley works with Alison Morrell, an exercise physiologist, to compose Health Promotion, an organization dedicated to ensuring our military community is well-versed in making healthy decisions.

Health Promotion offers group education for units on base upon request.

 “If squadrons have an interest in a particular area, they can just give us a call to schedule an appointment,” said Morrell.

“We also offer one-on-one counseling for sleep, nutrition, or physical activity,” said Keithley.

Additionally, running clinic classes and one-on-one gait, or stride, analysis is available for beneficiaries. 

 “These classes are offered to individuals who are going through an injury or don’t feel as if they are running properly,” said Morrell.

Health Promotion can also run an InBody assessment where they measure an individual’s breakdown of body fat as well as skeletal muscle tissue.

Information on improving one’s health can be found on the 90th Medical Group Facebook page.

 “One of the biggest mistakes people make when trying to change their diet is having an all-or-nothing mentality,” said Keithley.

Keithley encourages people changing their diet to make small changes first.

 “Drink one less soda a day,” said Keithley. “Eat one more serving of vegetables a day.”

Beneficiaries looking to schedule a consultation can locate Health Promotion in Freedom Hall or call extension 3318 or 4292.

"Health Promotion is a great resource for any beneficiaries on base, from spouses, to their children, or anybody who works on base,” said Keithley.