Physical activity keeps the body strong and healthy and can improve mental health by decreasing symptoms of depression, anxiety, pain and loneliness. Physical activity can also improve focus, sleep and energy levels.

A healthy body is maintained by good nutrition, regular exercise, avoiding harmful habits, making informed and responsible decisions about health, and seeking medical and wellness assistance when necessary.

  • Physical health and fitness

    Learn more about how exercise can benefit your health.
  • Training & Rehabilitation

    Understanding the role optimum training and supported rehabilitation plays in overall health and wellness.
  • NZDF testing and sports

    NZDF fitness testing standards determine the minimum physical training standards for each Service.
  • Looking after your health

    Providing the resources and support on your health journey.
  • Women's Health

    Supporting our women's health.
  • Men's Health

    Supporting our men's health.
  • Sleeping well

    Sleep is vital for our bodies and minds to recover, regenerate and thrive. Learn how you can improve your sleep patterns for better health outcomes.
  • Nutrition and Supplements

    Learn how nutrition and supplements can impact on your performance.
  • Substance use

    Providing understanding and resources related to alcohol, drugs and smoking.
  • COVID-19

    This page provides resources and information on a range of topics to support the NZDF community while the country manages the COVID-19 epidemic.