The three military departments have officially implemented phase one of the Brandon Act with their own policies and procedures to initiate support to service members’ request for mental health assistance.
Separating your chest cavity from your abdomen is a muscle shaped like a dome when relaxed. This dome is tethered at many points to the lower rib cage, the vertebrae of the low back, and at least two sets of low back muscles, giving it a somewhat parachute-like appearance. This is the diaphragm.
PCS season is hectic, stressful, time-consuming and downright hard on your body. It’s also during this time that you might be settling for takeout, pizza delivery or just drowning your stress in a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
I am a serious runner. Whether it’s a family fun run, 5K or marathon, I put my everything into it. Although running a race competitively may seem like a no-brainer, some people like to run for fun — even if they hate running.