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Journal EntryBack in motion: Can swinging a kettlebell improve back and shoulder pain?
Exercises with strength-training equipment known as kettlebells may provide relief from back, shoulder, and neck pain.
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Journal EntryImprove performance— get help to quit smoking
Quit smoking with useful resources from Quit Tobacco—Make Everyone Proud.
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Journal Entry C headerApril is Alcohol Awareness Month
April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Do you know your Drinking IQ?
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Journal EntryBack in action: Regaining peak fitness
Getting back into shape takes dedication and persistence, and doing so safely and correctly may help prevent injuries.
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Journal EntryPerformance Quotes: Feed your performance
“Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.” - Hippocrates
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Journal EntrySleep for total fitness
One of the major factors Warfighters have to face in attempting to achieve total fitness is getting enough sleep to prevent dangerous fatigue, which can impact many aspects of fitness.
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Journal Entry ECMAScript programWarrior Games 2012—Do you have what it takes?
Wounded warriors are being exposed to more and more adaptive programs; the Warrior Games is among the most competitive. Here is a summary of this year’s event.
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Journal EntryBuddy up to help maximize performance
Get the most out of your workouts and maximize your performance by using the buddy system.
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Journal EntryPreparation for the PFT/PRT Part 3: Mobility training
Mobility, stability, and flexibility go hand in hand when translating your PFT/PRT training into performance. Training for each requires different but complimentary approaches.
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Journal Entry Pascal source codePreparation for the PFT/PRT: Wrap-up
Fitness doesn’t stop once you pass the PFT/PRT. To wrap up our series, we have a few tips about injury prevention, and maintenance of your exercise program.
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