Sleep, nutrition and physical activity. These are the three pillars of the Performance Triad, Army Medicine’s initiative to encourage Soldiers, family members, retirees and civilians to embrace lifestyle choices that build a healthier, fitter Army.
While each component is independently important, optimal performance is achieved when all three are addressed simultaneously. By increasing Soldiers’ awareness in these three areas it is expected that Soldier performance and resilience will improve, thus improving Soldier and unit readiness. The Performance Triad Pilot supports the Army’s Ready and Resilient Campaign Plan.
A Soldier who gets five hours of sleep loses 20 percent of their cognitive performance. Good nutrition and physical activity remain important, and together with sleep, form the core of the Performance Triad. The Performance Triad seeks to embed healthy behaviors into the Army’s DNA. A fitter force is a ready force.