A comprehensive guide for increasing and maintaining, physical, cognitive, and emotional fitness and health.
Soldiers are the most sophisticated and complex Army weapon system. As members of the Profession of Arms, Soldiers must be ready to defend our nation with optimal performance. Soldiers must be ready physically, cognitively, and emotionally. Soldiers, like professional athletes, must perform at very high levels every day. For Soldiers, more is on the line than winning or losing a game. The safety and security of an entire nation is at stake.
Status as a Professional Soldier Athlete is achieved through a combination of physical, emotional, and cognitive prowess, optimal performance during sustained operations, the establishment of a strong and healthy social, family, and spiritual support network, and maintenance of all of these areas for sustained Soldier readiness and resilience. The Performance Triad (Sleep, Activity, and Nutrition) provides Soldiers with the tools and knowledge to achieve high levels of performance as a Professional Soldier Athlete.