Every prospective member of the Indiana Guard Reserve should anticipate meeting the height and weight standards prescribed by Army Regulation 600-9 and physical fitness standards found in U.S. Army Field Manual FM 7-22. This policy is internalized as a commitment by Guard Reserve soldiers to maintain a healthy lifestyle for themselves through periodic medical check-ups, proper nutrition and physical exercise.
The President’s Challenge program is an excellent way to increase your activity level, learn about nutrition, and track individual progress as you earn recognition awards, such as the President’s Physical Fitness and Active Lifestyle Awards, as well as Bronze, Silver and Gold Presidential Champion medals. Within that site, you’ll discover appropriate programs for any age and any starting level of fitness. Use the President’s Challenge web site to record your progress. Remember, when starting any exercise program or diet, you should always seek counsel from your personal physician.
The Indiana Guard Reserve has established its own group named “Indiana Guard Reserve”, Group ID Number 86308.
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Fitness is about improving endurance, flexibility, and strength through regular physical activity.
Regular physical activity can lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels and can reduce the risk of illnesses such as Type II diabetes or heart disease.
Exercise is a good way to build strong, healthy bones and can help slow the bone loss associated with getting older.
Being in good shape can give you more energy, reduce anxiety and depression, improve self-esteem, and help you better manage stress.