The start of the New Year is a time when many Americans are selecting new resolutions and buckling down on exercise and nutrition after the holiday season.
The Army Reserve has taken health and fitness to a new level with the Holistic Health and Fitness system (H2F).
The H2F System is an Army-wide program used to improve and prepare Soldiers for the increasingly challenging environments and adversaries they face in this modern era.
The Army Reserve is using H2F as its primary investment in Soldier Readiness. It empowers and equips Soldiers to take charge of their health, fitness, and well-being to optimize individual performance, while preventing injury and disease.
The Army Reserve believes all Soldiers must view their health and fitness as a critical requirement to serve in the military. One key task of the program is to facilitate adoption of behaviors that promote health readiness and holistic fitness in both their professional and civilian life.
H2F encompasses physical domains such as physical readiness training, the Army Combat Fitness Test and non-physical domains, including mental, sleep, nutritional and spiritual readiness.
The new system is designed to bring a cultural change to Soldiers’ perceptions of training for the demands of close combat while building agile, adaptable and fit troops. Reserve Soldiers in various locations, with varying schedules, use the program’s templates as guideposts for their progression of Soldier Readiness.
The program also provides education, coaching, mentoring, messaging and outreach to improve, restore and maintain the readiness, resilience and performance of the Total Army. The plan also calls for engaged leaders to set a personal example and foster an environment conducive to changing the culture of health and fitness in the Army Reserve.
Lt. Col. Jason Barber discusses the new H2F system and how it is crucial in building cohesive teams that are highly trained, disciplined and fit.