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Journal Entry backup fileExercise safely in the cold
If you exercise in the cold, consider these tips from the American Council of Exercise (ACE; Exercising in the Cold) to stay safe.
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Journal Entry Pascal source codeHave you heard of H.E.L.P?
Cold water is one of the most extreme environments. This technique can help save your life.
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Journal EntryHeat stress is a concern even for the fittest Warfighter
Heat acclimatization is the process of giving your body the time needed to adapt to exertion in extreme heat. Even the fittest Warfighters need to take time to acclimatize.
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Journal EntryNot all sunscreens are created equal
The FDA is taking steps to protect and educate consumers about sun exposure and sunscreen products. Choose "broad spectrum" products for greatest protection.
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Journal Entry Troff documentBug off: Insect repellent and sweat
Performing in the heat is hard enough, but disease-transmitting insects such as ticks, mosquitoes, and fleas can be an added threat to an already challenging environment. It’s important to protect yourself from insect bites by using repellent, but will it affect your performance?
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Journal EntryHow does air pollution affect physical performance?
It is known that exposure to air pollutants during exercise may affect your health and performance, but what can you do about it?
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Journal EntryThe domains of total fitness
What’s a domain, and what does it have to do with fitness?
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Journal Entry ECMAScript programAre you getting the protection your sunscreen promises?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given sunscreen manufacturers an additional six months to clean up their labeling on their products.
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Journal Entry D source codePerformance Quote: Bend with the wind
"Animated growth, like trees, never proceeds in straight lines. Trees are not like the walls of a house, they adjust to the living conditions of wind, sun, soil, and rain." - Ruth Cohn, noted psychotherapist
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Journal EntryNoise pollution and hearing loss
Helicopter propellers, jet engines, explosions, moving vehicles, gunfire and more—all sources of noise pollution that troops may experience in the line of duty—can affect one’s health, especially hearing.
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