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HPRC's human performance optimization (HPO) website is for U.S. Warfighters, their families, and those in the field of HPO who support them. The goal is Total Force Fitness: Warfighters optimized to carry out their mission as safely and effectively as possible.

Physical Fitness
Shin splints—sharp, sore, and/or throbbing pain that runs down the front of your shin—are common among those who exercise regularly. But how can you prevent them?
Environment
Check the expiration date on your bottle of sunscreen before heading outdoors for summer fun.
Nutrition
It’s important to teach children about acceptable eating behaviors and how to control their eating impulses. In this two-part series, HPRC offers tips to help your kids eat healthy.
Dietary Supplements
Our most recent list of DMAA products on the Internet market shows a rise in the number available, including some apparently new products.
Family & Relationships
Learn how compound interest can help your money grow for the long term.
Mind Body
Routines help you focus your attention on what’s important, but rigid routines sometimes can get in the way. Flexibility is key to your successful performance. Learn more.
Total Force Fitness
If you struggle with chronic pain, you might ask, “How can I exercise if I’m in pain?” or “Won’t exercise make it worse?” Read about exercising to reduce pain.

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