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Infographic: The U.S. Army Performance Triad

Mar 11, 2016

The U.S. Army Office of The Surgeon General aims to change the health of the Army and also the health of the nation as a whole. With the issue of obesity so prevalent in our country today, the U.S. Army has a strong interest in promoting healthy habits to create a better future for our young people. 

Colonel Deydre S. Teyhen, DPT, PhD, OCS, system for health and performance triad, Health and Wellness Directorate, Office of The Surgeon General (OTSG) notes that personal health is influenced by key actions, sleep, activity and nutrition, which are the focus of the Performance Triad. 

The Performance Triad contributes to physical supremacy, emotional resilience and cognitive dominance in Soldiers. The attributes can also be connected to our nation’s youth and their ability to learn and develop through life – physically, mentally and emotionally.

Students who practice the healthy habits outlined in the performance triad are likely to perform better throughout the school day. Simple changes to the daily routine like going caffeine-free six hours before bedtime to improve quality of sleep or aiming to reach 10,000 steps per day, can greatly improve long-term wellness and set students up for greater future success. 

The following infographic identifies target behaviors that can be applied to daily life to ensure a strong, balanced performance triad. 

In the video below, Colonel Teyhen presents the Performance Triad to SAY Committee members and describes how it applies to student health.

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