Mission Muscle | Gut Check: Surviving the Holidays

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In this month’s edition of Mission Muscle, veteran and guest fitness blogger Linton McClain talks about staying healthy and fit throughout the holiday season.


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Gut Check: Surviving the Holidays 

By Linton McClain
Personal Trainer, Superior Body Sculpting

Pleasant earthy aromas begin to fill the cool and crisp air as we step into the fall season. Nature changes the terrain from vibrant and colorful to more earthy and calm. We begin to notice small changes around us each day. These changes are enough to make us stop, pause, and reflect on our year. Time seems to slow just a bit as the year begins to come to a close. The fall season is often marked by family celebrations, traditions, and reflecting.

We have already made plans to take leave and make our way home to our families. The holiday season is a wonderful time to create lifelong memories over our favorite holiday recipes. As a military member, you know the homecoming experience all too well. It’s no secret why we pack on the pounds over the holiday season. What can you do this holiday season to keep your weight in check?

Gaining Weight

Unless we are deployed and/or regularly physically active, we don’t move enough throughout our daily lives. Adding to the problem, we have more access to food and we don’t make enough time to burn excess calories. As a result, increased food sources help us pack on extra pounds while increasing social interactions centered on eating. Unfortunately, the holidays tend to become a time of the year in which eating happens more often on a subconscious level. For that reason, gaining 10 to 20 lbs over the fall season is not unrealistic.

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Burning calories and monitoring our food intake is the best way to avoid unnecessary weight gain. With that being said, gaining weight does not make you any greater or lesser. Ultimately, your weight should positively impact your health, wellness, and performance. Consider a weight management program if you feel your physical condition negatively affects your performance.

Losing Weight

All weight management programs should be holistic. Furthermore, weight management programs should focus on nutrition and fitness, while helping the mind and the body function better. Knowing that, we have to acknowledge the limitations associated with unnecessary weight gain. Our military branch and job descriptions require a certain level of physical fitness, and our uniforms are meant to be practical for the occasion. With that said, being fit for duty is part of our performance and presentation. Developing practical means of managing weight should be the main goal of any military member. Unnecessary weight can appear in the form of fat or muscle. Don’t worry about the numbers on the scale. Just remember, it’s time to make changes when your weight impacts your performance negatively.

Education

There are many factors to consider when facing a personal struggle with weight. Education is the most important factor. We should understand that food is meant to nourish the body and increase performance. More importantly, we should know where our food comes from and how it is processed in our bodies. Without education, we consume our foods with a focus on taste while disregarding the nutritional value. As a result, eating more or less than required becomes a normal occurrence. Eating can be a fulfilling experience when done to fuel the body. Something different happens to the mind and body when we eat to make our bodies feel better. Consult a health professional if you would like to obtain a personalized diet plan or exercise routine. It’s absolutely worth it.

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Enjoy your holidays with family and friends. Believe it or not, you are not going to gain an enormous amount of weight from eating one or two meals. However, you may pack on a few pounds if you find yourself eating a bit extra every day. As you know, food choices vary from family to family. Quite honestly, most families have different holiday traditions. As I mentioned before, you will most likely eat more than you plan. In the end, your exercise program will help balance any extra caloric intake over the holiday season. My advice to you would be that you relax, enjoy yourself, and have a plan to burn calories when you get back to your routine.

If you need any more fitness advice or education please download the Superior Body Sculpting app from ITunes or Google Play. Happy Holidays. Thank you for serving!

For more information on health and wellness visit www.sbsculptme.com.

The Toyota Corolla Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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November marks the 50th anniversary for the popular Toyota sedan.

The Toyota Corolla originally made its debut on November 5, 1966. Since then, over 44 million Corollas have been sold worldwide making it one of the world’s best selling cars.

In honor of 50 years of the Corolla, we’ve come up with 5 fun facts about the sedan:  Toyota Corolla

1.World’s Best Selling Car 

In 2016, the Corolla was named the World’s Best Selling Car for the second year in a row.

2. Built to Last 

90% of Corolla models sold in the last ten years are still on the road today.

3. High Flying 

The original designer incorporated some aircraft aerodynamics into the new car.

4. Safety First 

The sedan’s been given a 5-Star Overall Rating from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

5. Military Discounts 

U.S. military members stationed overseas can get exceptional military discounts and benefits on the Toyota Corolla.

Drive away in the Toyota Corolla today. Contact a local Military AutoSource Representative for complete details on military pricing and benefits.

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Source: Reuters

Meet the new 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

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Volkswagen recently introduced a new vehicle to their lineup, a crossover wagon.

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is here, giving drivers a new alternative to the all-wheel-drive wagons available on the market. The capabilities of the 4Motion® AWD make the Golf Alltrack fun to drive and the rugged exterior styling makes it unmistakably Volkswagen.

The Alltrack comes with the powerful and fuel-efficient 1.8-liter TSI® turbocharged and direct-injected four-cylinder engine which makes 170 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. The crossover wagon proves that you can have an AWD vehicles with plenty of storage space without being a gas-guzzler.

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The Golf Alltrack will be available in three trims – S, SE and SEL – and will offer available advanced diver assistance systems such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking. Also available will be front and rear Park Distance Control (ParkPilot), Parking Steering Assistant (Park Assist), Lane Departure Warning system (Lane Assist), and High Beam Control (Light Assist).

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The Alltrack shares certain similarities to the Golf SportWagen, but the elevated height gives it a bolder, more capable appearance. A redesigned bumper and added underbody guard, matte-aluminum low-profile radiator grille crossbar extending into the headlights, and lower silver crossbar that incorporates standard foglights all help to give the model a more rugged character.

Inside of the upscale, roomy cabin, V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces are standard along with heatable front seats. Driver controls are positioned to optimize ergonomics and usability. Overall, the Alltrack is designed with the driver in mind, with a center stack angled towards the driver – a feature frequently seen in premium luxury or performance vehicles.

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Interested in the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack? Speak to a Sales Representative in your area to learn about your overseas military discounts on Volkswagen vehicles.

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The all-new 2018 Audi A5 has a new design and enhanced technology

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The second generation of the Audi A5 and S5 models bring reimagined design details and even more impressive technology.

The Audi A5 and S5 models are all-new for 2018, complete with classic design details reimagined for the second generation and a full suite of standard and available driver assistance systems.

Watch below for your first look at the all-new 2018 Audi A5 model line

 

Get behind the wheel of the all-new 2018 Audi A5 or S5. Contact a Military AutoSource representative today to learn more about your exclusive overseas military benefits.

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Get Black Friday Bonus Offers on Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram

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Kick off the Holiday Season with Black Friday bonus offers going on through November 30th!

Visit your on-base Military AutoSource for Black Friday bonus offers on Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram! U.S. military members can get amazing offers on remaining vehicles available for delivery stateside or overseas. Order your vehicle now to lock in your savings for the new year!

Get these amazing offers* and more during the Black Friday Year End Sales Event!

Save up to $5,500 on the Jeep Cherokee Latitude
Save up to $5,250 on the Dodge Charger SXT
Save up to 6,700 on the Ford Mustang
Save up to $7,450 on the Ford F-150

Shop Ford vehicle savings

Shop Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles and get savings

Buying a car through the Military AutoSource program gives military members added protections and benefits. Exclusive benefits include worldwide warranty coverage, a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and a Lowest Price Guarantee when taking delivery in the United States. For a military price quote, customers can visit a Military AutoSource location on their nearest base, or request a quote online at www.militaryautosource.com.

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*Offers valid through 11/30/2016. All programs and guarantees are subject to terms and conditions. Savings amount varies and available on select models. All programs and guarantees are subject to terms and conditions. Visit www.militaryautosource.com/onbase or see your Sales Representative for complete details. All illustrations and specifications are to the best of our knowledge correct as of the date of publication. They are subject to changes made by the manufacturer and the laws or regulations of any federal, state or local government agency. Overseas Military Sales Corporation is an authorized contractor of the Exchange and NEXCOM. Military AutoSource is an authorized distributor to sell and distribute Chrysler and Ford vehicles. This advertisement does not express or imply endorsement by the Exchange, NEXCOM, DOD components, or the Federal Government and is not sponsored by them.

Town and Country TV review the 2016 ROUSH Warrior Mustang [VIDEO]

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Town and Country TV gives viewers a detailed look at the 2016 Roush Warrior Mustang, exclusively available to overseas military.

The Ford car and truck YouTube channel referred to the 2016 Roush Warrior Mustang as the “rarest Roush Mustang ever” due to its limited production. To order the unique vehicle you must be U.S. Military stationed or deployed overseas, making ownership even more rare.

The special edition Mustang is enhanced with a legendary ROUSH Supercharger, giving it a gripping 670 horsepower and 545 lb-ft. torque.  Additional equipment includes the GT Performance Package, Shaker™ Pro Audio System, Instrument Cluster Overlay, and custom Warrior badging.

Watch the Town and Country TV review below to learn more about the ROUSH Warrior Mustang and see what makes it such a special buy.   


The ROUSH Warrior Mustang is only sold overseas at Military AutoSource. Interested in owning one? Contact a Military AutoSource Sales Representative today.

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There’s never been a better time to buy your Mercedes-Benz

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The 2016 Winter Military Sales Event is going on now at all Military AutoSource Mercedes-Benz locations.

During the Winter Military Sales Event, service members can take advantage of exclusive military benefits on Mercedes-Benz vehicles available for local and stateside delivery. Military benefits include privileged military pricing, custom order options, and a Lowest Price Guarantee on stateside deliveries.

Military AutoSource customers in Germany can take delivery within two business days when they order a Mercedes-Benz vehicle in stock. Customers can shop available stock inventory online or visit their nearest location.

RELATED: Military AutoSource off-base locations promise deliveries within 48 hours

In order to be eligible for the Military AutoSource program, customers must be a member of the U.S. Military or civilian component (DOD or government contractor) on active duty, or a member of the diplomatic community, who is stationed overseas (outside of the 50 United States) on either PCS, TDY or other assignment orders of 30 days or more.

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Order your Harley-Davidson and be ready for riding season

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Order your Harley-Davidson while stationed overseas and be ready for riding season.

U.S. service members overseas get privileged military pricing on brand-new Harley-Davidson bikes while stationed overseas. Finance an H-D® Gift Card with your purchase so you can customize your bike with Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories.

Search local Harley-Davidson inventory

Military AutoSource is the number one dealer of Harley-Davidson in the world. Customers can choose from a huge selection of bikes in stock, or custom order a bike to their exact specifications – all at privileged military pricing with exclusive benefits included. Benefits include a 100% Price Protection, guaranteed delivery date, and an automatic membership in the Harley Owners Group®.

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Download the free 2017 Harley-Davidson Military Review Guide to check out the bikes offered at Military AutoSource, including the Touring Family with the new Milwaukee-Eight engine. The Review Guide gives information on models, equipment, specs, and color options. It is designed to help you find the perfect ride.

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PlayStation® Gaming Centers at Bagram Military AutoSource

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Visit your nearest Military AutoSource Bagram location to play the EA SPORTS UFC® 2 game at our PlayStation® Gaming Centers

In addition to our PlayStation®4 UFC giveaway going on now, service members stationed at Bagram Airfield are invited to visit their nearest MAS location on-base to test out the new UFC® 2 PlayStation game.

EA SPORTS UFC® 2 innovates with stunning character likeness and animation, adds an all new Knockout Physics System and authentic gameplay features, and invites all fighters to step back into the Octagon to experience the thrill of finishing the fight. From the walkout to the knockout, EA SPORTS UFC 2 delivers a deep, authentic, and exciting experience.

ENTER THROUGH NOVEMBER 30TH FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN

While you’re there, don’t forget to register for the chance to win one of the THREE Harley-Davidson motorcycles being given away at the UFC live streaming event. The winner will be announced at the event on November 13th.

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2016 Year End Tent Event | KMCC Mall, NOV 18th – 27th

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Get blockbuster savings during the 2016 Year End Tent Event on-base at Ramstein KMCC Mall.

2016 Year End Tent Event
Location: Ramstein KMCC Mall
Date: November 18-27

Get amazing offers on remaining inventory available for immediate delivery. Service Credit Union will be on site for immediate finance approvals. 

The first 15 customers to pay in full will receive a free navigation system! *

Contact a local Sales Representative to learn more!

*Ask your Sales Representative for complete details. All programs and guarantees are subject to terms and conditions. Visit www.militaryautosource.com/onbase/ford for more information. All illustrations and specifications are to the best of our knowledge correct as of the date of publication. They are subject to changes made by the manufacturer and the laws or regulations of any federal, state or local government agency. Overseas Military Sales Corporation is an authorized contractor of the Exchange and NEXCOM. Military AutoSource is an authorized distributor to sell and distribute Ford vehicles. This advertisement does not express or imply endorsement by the Exchange, NEXCOM, DOD components, or the Federal Government and is not sponsored by them.