Holistic health added to Army fitness doctrine | Article

FORT EUSTIS, Va. — The ink has dried on the Army’s updated physical fitness doctrine, which now includes a portion on holistic health that aims to prevent injuries, increase Soldier lethality, and be an essential component of individual readiness.Holistic Health and Fitness, or H2F, will be published Thursday into Army Field Manual 7-22, which covers the force’s doctrine on physical readiness training, said Maj. Gen. Lonnie G. Hibbard, commander of the U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training.As H2F takes its place in Army doctrine, Hibbard hopes to hit the ground running into fiscal year 2021, especially as the Army Combat Fitness Test, or ACFT, is set to become the fitness test of record next month.“This will be the supporting blocks of the ACFT,” he said, adding that’s why H2F is rolling out at the same time as the new six-event ACFT.The updated doctrine is curtailed to “the individual Soldier,”

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