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Soar into health this New Year

Roger Nelson, Health Promotion office coordinator, briefs Offutt community members about the updated programs being offered at the Health Promotion office.

Roger Nelson, Health Promotion office coordinator, briefs Offutt community members about the updated programs being offered at the Health Promotion office during an event hosted at the Warhawk Community Center Dec. 11, 2019, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. The mission of the Health Promotion office is to provide services, classes and programs that support healthy behavioral changes to optimize mental, physical, social and spiritual health. (U.S. Air Force photo by D.P. Heard)

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The Health Promotion office here is offering help in meeting New Year’s resolutions through a program that focuses on the main components of good health, physical activity, nutrition and sleep.

The “Soar into Health” program will begin Jan. 8, 2020. Pre-registration is required to participate in all classes and appointments. The event is open to all military, retirees, DOD civilians, contractors and their families.

There will be a 7-week challenge offered, that provides education, motivation, accountability, and support to participants. The program will begin with a kick-off event called “Eating, exercising and thriving”. It’s a class that gives them materials and strategies on improving health and longevity. There is also an optional weigh-in.

Other than pre-registration there are no mandatory requirements for participants, but they are encouraged to participate in team-building events such as the “Hero Challenge”. This challenge consists of a Bod Pod appointment to assess your body fat and 7 to 8 health promotion classes, plus participation in any volunteer event that they choose.

Participants can earn a certificate as a “Hero Champion” and if they are military, their leadership will be informed of the accomplishment.

Health Promotion Coordinator, Roger Nelson, brings over 32 years of experience. He is joined by Rob DeLair, Health Promotion Dietitian, as the only two staff comprising Health Promotions, located on the East Side of the Offutt Field House. 

“There may only be two of us but we are bringing a lot to the table,” Nelson said.  “Our mission is to provide services, classes and programs that support healthy behavior change to optimize mental, physical, social & spiritual health.”

For more information, call 402-294-5977 or visit http://g.page/offutt-55mdg-health-promotion.