BALANCE – that’s the name of the new Physical Performance Strategy of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), which was launched by the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Jonathan Vance.

According to a press release, the purpose of this plan is to provide CAF leaders with the “tools to promote a culture of fitness and improve the physical performance of their members” to achieve a balanced, healthy lifestyle.

BALANCE centres around four key behaviours: physical activity, performance nutrition, sleep/rest, and injury prevention. It provides the CAF leadership with the direction and capacity “to assist their people in becoming fitter, healthier, and more operationally ready than ever before.”

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This new strategy is a reflection of the CAF’s renewed efforts of focusing on its people as per Strong, Secure, Engaged (SSE).

“I am extremely proud to announce the new Physical Performance Strategy – BALANCE, said Gen Vance. “The strategy’s ultimate goal is to ensure every military member has the support, resources, and opportunities to maintain a balanced, healthy, active lifestyle that makes them ready for any Canadian Armed Forces operational requirement.”

To download a PDF copy of the new Physical Performance Strategy – BALANCE, use the links below:

BALANCE: 2-page summary
BALANCE: Full version