What is Comprehensive Soldier Fitness?
Comprehensive Soldier Fitness represents the Army’s investment in the readiness of the force and the quality of life for our Soldiers, Family members and Civilians by giving the same emphasis to psychological, emotional and mental strength that we have previously given to physical strength. The program take a holistic approach to fitness by optimizing five dimensions of strength.
Dimensions of Strength
Physical-Performing and excelling in physical activities that require aerobic fitness, endurance, strength, healthy body composition and flexibility derived through exercise, nutrition and training.
Emotional-Approaching life’s challenges in a positive, optimistic way by demonstrating self-control, stamina and good character with choices and actions.
Social-Developing and maintain trusted, valued relationships and friendships that are personally fulfilling and foster good communication including a comfortable exchange of ideas, views and experiences.
Spiritual-strengthening a set of beliefs, principles or values that sustain a person beyond family, institutional and societal sources of strength.
Family-Being part of a family unit that is safe, supportive and living, and provides the resources needed for all members to live in a healthy and secure environment.
The NDARNG’s Resilience, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention Coordinator can be contacted for more information or interesting in CR2C @ 701-333-3804.
The CR2C functions as the North Dakota Army National Guard’s (NDARNG) Adjutant General’s executive agency and form for the integration, implementation, synchronization, and assessment of all Ready and resilient (R2) functions aimed at improving overall health, welfare and safety of the Soldiers, Civilians, Family Members and retirees across the State.
Furthermore, the CR2C facilitates and shapes the standardization of programs and processes to ensure that resource utilization is focused on improving the readiness and resiliency of the NDARNG.
Remaining ready and resilient will build upon the metal, physical, emotional, behavioral and spiritual health of the entire enterprise to enhance their ability to manage the rigors and challenges of the demanding profession.
At the heart of the R2 initiative is a focus on building the person as an enabler to achieving enhanced performance, which directly links to increased readiness of the individual, their unit and the Total Army.
COMMUNITY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PLAN
The Commander’s Ready and Resilient Council’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) outlines five strategic goals which support the NDNG’s Strategic Guidance and provide a framework for health promotion initiatives which are actioned upon by five specific working groups.
Goal One: Increase organizational and personal emphasis placed on holistic health and wellness, resulting in improved personal and unit readiness.
Goal Two: Develop resilient families, relationships and social connections.
Goal Three: Increase the resilience and health of the force through reduced Service Member and Family substance misuse; focusing on alcohol.
Goal Four: Increase help seeking behavior through stigma reduction health promotion/prevention activities.
Goal Five: Increase the holistic health and fitness of the force.