March 15th, 2010, 11:16
New workout program designed for deployed sailors
The Navy plans to roll out a new fitness and nutrition program this summer that doesn’t require weights — or even a gym.
And although it has boosted physical readiness test scores, the real reason for the program is to cut down on work-related injuries while giving sailors a workout they could do anywhere.
Designed for sailors relegated to confined spaces on warships, flattops and submarines, the Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling Series includes workouts and nutritional information that its creators hope will change the way sailors look at fitness and food. The program is in the final stages of development and will be fleet-ready by June.
“We found that sailors face two problems while at sea or doing group PT — confined spaces and limited equipment,” said Diana Strock, a senior adviser for health and fitness at the Center for Personal and Professional Development and the Navy Health Research Center.
The exercises are designed to be done in 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the workout.
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March 15th, 2010 11:16