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Journal EntryMix up your training routine
If you are bored with your training or find yourself stuck in a rut, consider adding some variety to your program.
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Journal EntryNavy fitness through NOFFS
This Navy fitness program focuses on basic and performance nutrition alongside physical training exercises designed to target operational tasks and reduce injuries.
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Journal Entry C headerGet FITT to optimize muscle strength
Optimize your muscle strength and endurance by following the FITT principle.
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Journal EntrySwimming for fitness
Try swimming to improve your overall fitness while minimizing your risk of injury.
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Journal EntryChanges in diet and lifestyle can prevent long-term weight gain
Obesity has become a national crisis, and as developing countries adopt our western culture they too seem to face the growing problem of obesity. A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) looked at how changes in diet and lifestyle affect long-term weight gain in the U.S.
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Journal EntryNo place to exercise?
Not having a place to exercise is no excuse. The whole world can be your gym if you just put a little thought into it.
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Journal EntryDitch the elevator
Bored with going nowhere on that stair climber at the gym? Try using real stairs, and get where you are going while exercising.
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Journal EntryJump for fitness
Plyometric training involves the kind of muscle contraction you experience in jumping. Using it as part of your exercise routine can improve your athletic performance.
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Journal EntryStay active and reduce stress
Stressed out? Try getting more exercise, and you may find your high blood pressure dropping along with your stress level.
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Journal EntryFind time to exercise
Running to keep up? Try running—or walking or climbing or playing—through everyday life instead to get and stay fit.
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