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Building healthy, fit, resilient Airmen

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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Laura Moore, 21st Aerospace Medicine Squadron health promotion dietitian, cleans resting metabolic rate equipment after use at the Fitness and Sports Center on Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 8, 2018. All equipment is sanitized and disinfected following use on patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robb Lingley)

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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Laura Moore (left), 21st Aerospace Medicine Squadron health promotion dietitian, tests the resting metabolic rate of a patient at the Fitness and Sports Center on Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 8, 2018. The RMR represents the amount of calories you need to maintain essential functions at rest like heartbeat and breathing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robb Lingley)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- In order to perform at maximum capacity, Airmen need to be in top mental and physical condition.

Dietitians at the Fitness and Sports Center on Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, provide personal help to their patients to make positive lifestyle changes by implementing personal nutrition plans.

Two of the programs offered are the Group Lifestyle Balance program and the 5-2-1-0 (eat, reduce, play, limit) class for children.

Laura Moore, 21st Aerospace Medicine Squadron health promotion dietition, conducts personal assessments for Airmen and their families so they can make proper decisions, allowing them to stay healthy, focused and active.

“5-2-1-0 is a children’s healthier lifestyle campaign,” said Moore. “If you would like your children to be more active, eat better and learn healthier lifestyle habits, make an appointment with us. We’re going to be going out to the Youth Center, the Child Development Centers, Tierra Vista, and hopefully the library to help promote healthy lifestyles for kids.”

Moore said she’s always been interested in science and nutrition and how she can use it as a preventative treatment in medicine. Her plan is to get out and teach kids how to eat better and learn healthier lifestyle habits.

Moore also aims to expand the Group Lifestyle Balance program, a progressive 12-week weight loss class that educates clients on fitness, nutrition and lifestyle modifications.

“It’s for adults and it helps teach healthy behavior with lifestyle changes,” said Moore. “It’s a 12-week course and we follow up with them over the course of a year to see how they are doing. We’ll be expanding that to have evening classes and more classes throughout the week.”

After working in the private sector Moore is enjoying her time at Peterson AFB.

“I like working here,” said Moore. “I feel like I can make a difference because what I provide goes to more than just one person. It can go to a whole organization and that helps protect us all.”

These programs are provided year-round for Airmen and their families. For more information go to the Fitness Center and make an appointment or call the appointment line at 719-524-2273.


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