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
October is the MHS’s Women’s Health Month! Invite a girlfriend to exercise with you and help each other stay motivated.
Learn about the pros and cons of running indoors versus running outdoors, especially now that colder weather is coming on.
Coconut oil is a popular alternative to butter and other oils, but does the research confirm promises of weight loss and improved performance?
Dietary Supplements
Do you take dietary supplements and medications? Read about the risks in a new resource from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.
Family & Relationships
Learn coping strategies that can help you either directly tackle the problem or reduce your stress associated with the problem.
Mind Tactics
It may sound simple, but you can repeat a word or phrase to bring calmness and relaxation into any situation.
Total Force Fitness
Be empowered to do more about chronic pain with this article from HPRC and video from the Defense and Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management.

Featured Updates


FDA warns consumers about BMPEA and DMBA in dietary supplements.

FDA Press Announcement, April 13, 2015: FDA warns consumers not to use dietary supplement product Tri-Methyl Xtreme.

FDA Public Notification, February 2015: OxyElite Pro contains hidden drug ingredient.

FDA warns consumers about caffeine powder. 


Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act (DASCA) of 2014 signed into law in December

Products containing DMBA pulled from stores on military bases

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