Requirements for Members Exceeding
Max Allowable Body Fat
Commands shall refer members exceeding maximum allowable body
fat to their Primary Care Manager (PCM) to determine the cause of weight
gain and consultation. Commands shall refer members to the PCM by filling out Section 1
of the (Command
Weight Referral Form SF 600). PCM's shall fill out Section 2. Members
shall inform command of any medical problems with losing weight or
starting an exercise program.
Members who exceed their maximum allowable weight are highly encouraged
to use any of the following resources:
Health Promotion Managers are the CG experts in nutrition and exercise.
They are a great resource for members wanting weight loss advice.
The following is a link to the current
Contact CG SUPRT Health Coaching at 1-855-CGSUPRT (1-855-247-8778).
Health Coaches are telephonic coaches who can assist members with
overcoming barriers to achieving weight-loss goals through lifestyle
changes. Additional information is available in the Weight Management
section at www.CGSUPRT.com;
Go to the Human Performance Resource Center (HPRC) website at
http://hprc-online.org/, where information is available on a variety
of health subjects such as nutrition and exercise
Start food log by using
CHOOSEMYPLATEGOV or comparable program suggested by
Nutrition information from the USDA (contact your HPM for more examples) SUPERTRACKER: Track calories and
activities. Refer to caloric intake calculator to estimate caloric needs.
Start a fitness log to track progress. As you lose weight your
fitness should improve.
Aerobic Work out
Strength Training Log
If you have questions or concerns Regional Work-Life
Weight Policy Resource Guide
The following page is a resource guide to help
you understand and comply with the new weight policy.
- Calorie King:
www.calorieking.com: A food awareness website that provides effective tools to take charge of
your eating and exercise habits, including a searchable database of
foods you eat and the nutrients they provide.
Healthy Options for Wellness Assessment: The CHOW Assessment
Tools were developed to help military communities assess their
environment to determine the extent to which people can access healthy
food options. Two versions of the tool are CHOW-Community and
CHOW-Worksite. CHOW is and excellent tool to help you assess whether
the food choices you make daily are meeting your nutrient needs.
- SPARKPEOPLE.COM is a FREE online service to help improve your
Links from pages within the
Fitness Help site to non-Coast Guard sites are provided as a customer
service and do not represent any implicit or explicit endorsement by the
United States Coast Guard of any commercial or private issues or
products presented there.
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