Headquarters gets Fit to Fight at Walk-Around Day
HQ AFSPC military and civilians gathered Friday to learn strategies for staying fit to fight at a Walk-Around Day balcony call and fitness fair held in the west atrium of the headquarters building


By Catherine Jung, AFSPC Public Affairs
Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2005

  
Headquarters gets Fit to Fight at Walk-Around Day
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Air Force Space Command Vice Commander Lt. Gen. Dan Leaf speaks to AFSPC Headquarters Airmen and civilians before beginning a Walk-Around through several AFSPC directorates here April 22. Fit to Fight was emphasized during the general's speech in the West Atrium of Bldg. 1.(Below) A home gym and dumbell set were among the exercise equipment on display with vendors and gym staff on hand for demonstrations. Conditioning experts from the base Health and Wellness Center answered questions and provided body mass index analysis and blood pressure checks. (Photos by Tech. Sgt. James A. Rush)


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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.—Headquarters Air Force Space Command military and civilians gathered Friday to learn strategies for staying fit to fight at a Walk-Around Day balcony call and fitness fair held in the west atrium of the headquarters building.

AFSPC Vice Commander Lt. Gen. Dan Leaf opened the day stressing the importance of maintaining quality of life with good nutrition and fitness on the go.

“A fit force that consistently exercises, makes smart food choices and gets adequate rest has the ability to meet challenges and be more productive and effective at accomplishing its mission,” said General Leaf. “People with healthy lifestyles have a greater ability to assist others in emergencies and recover more quickly from health challenges.”

Fitness equipment vendors demonstrated the latest fitness technologies. Health fair participants took turns dialing settings on free-weight dumbbells, doing strength training on a home gym and walking on a tread climber.

Health and Wellness Center staff were also on hand to answer questions about services offered at the HAWC. Attendees received free dynabands for exercising on the go and had their body mass index calculated by an electronic body fat analyzer.

“I’m surprised by the results,” said Krista Snipes, Directorate of Manpower and Organization, upon receiving a printout of her body fat ratio. “My numbers are well within a healthy limit, but I think that I’m going to make a few changes in my fitness routine as a result of what I learned today.”


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