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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
Helping your child with ADHD fuel with nutritious foods and drinks might boost his or her performance. Learn more.
Dietary Supplements
Dietary supplements can contain hidden ingredients, so consider only choosing products tested and certified by third-party organizations.
Family & Relationships
What does it mean to be “transgender” or “gender non-conforming”? Learn more about these terms in case your kids have questions.
Mind Body
Your heart rate isn’t steady, and you don’t want it to be. A rhythmic, more variable heart rate is good for physical and mental health, plus performance.
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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