Get in Shape for the New Year By Training Like A Soldier – Interview

Get in Shape for the New Year By Training Like A Soldier – Interview


A new year means new health habits and routines for millions of Americans. Before you begin, you may want to learn from the best.

With new year’s resolution season approaching, our minds turn toward establishing better routines, healthy habits, and self-care practices. It’s time to look to the experts – U.S. Army. Use their tips to take an active role in your body and mind’s health, functioning, and longevity.

The latest techniques used to train today’s Soldiers for optimal performance will benefit any fitness fanatic or wellness novices who are ready to make positive changes for the new year.

The Army’s Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F) System aims to improve the performance and overall health and wellness of the Army’s most important component, our Soldiers.

H2F offers a suite of resources that address the five domains of physical and non-physical readiness:

  • Physical – optimal strength, speed, endurance
  • Sleep – support sleep behaviors that provide optimal brain function
  • Nutrition – recognize optimum food/drink to meet physical and non-physical demands
  • Mental – adapting successfully through adverse situations
  • Spiritual – practices to support times of stress and hardship

The H2F System is an integrated health approach to physical, spiritual and mental training. While the program is tailor-made for “the individual Soldier” at all levels of their career, it can be adapted for all Americans. The H2F System encourages balancing every area of our health and wellness.

With an outlook that better nutrition, sounder sleep, and regular physical training all come together to make a more mentally strong and spiritually sound individual, the Army’s system can help empower and equip individuals both in and out of uniform.

Join me in a recent interview with Major Jordan DeMay,

a Dietician in the U.S. Army and serves as the Nutrition Readiness domain lead for the Army’s Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F) system as he shares the U.S. Army’s Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F) System and how it can be used as a model for Americans hoping to reboot their routines and prioritize holistic health in the new year and reach their full potential.

Listen to the complete interview here:  US Army Fitness – Michigan Mama News – YouTube

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Biography- Major Jordan O. DeMay

MAJ Jordan DeMay began his military career following graduation from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio in September 2009. He direct commissioned into the Army and entered the U.S. Military Baylor Graduate Program in Nutrition after completing the Officer Basic Leadership Course in December 2009.

He went on to his dietetic internship at Madigan Army Medical Center completing his thesis “Relationship Between Factors Impacting Food Intake and Weight Status Among Active-duty Service Members” and graduated with a Master’s of Science in Nutrition in September 2011. He has earned a Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management from the Commission on Dietetic Registration in September 2012.

In July 2017, he became board certified in sports dietetics through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. MAJ DeMay completed a dual-degree program from the U.S. Army-Baylor Graduate Program in Healthcare and Business Administration in August 2020.

Currently, MAJ DeMay serves a Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F) Staff Officer (Contracting) as well as the H2F Nutrition Lead. His previous assignments include: Healthcare Administration Resident, Defense Health Agency, Falls Church, Virginia; Chief, Product and Service Branch, Nutrition Care Division, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas; Detachment Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, United States Army Garrison, Fort Jackson; Chief, Nutrition Care Division, Moncrief Army Community Hospital; Chief, Community Nutrition and Outreach, Moncrief Army Community Hospital; Chief, Clinical Dietetics Branch, Moncrief Army Community Hospital at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

MAJ DeMay’s military training includes: AMEDD Officer Basic Leadership Course, Joint Field Nutrition Operations Post Professional Short Course, U.S. Military Dietetic Internship Consortium, Joint Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics Post Professional Short Course, AMEDD Captains Career Course. His military awards include Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon.

MAJ DeMay is a native of Hubbard, Ohio. He has been married to his wife, Jessica, since 2008. They have two children, Dillon and Ellianna.

*Interview is courtesy: U.S. Army

Cynthia Tait

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