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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 Entry C headerMore for National Nutrition Month
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers special resources for National Nutrition Month, including healthy recipes.
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Journal Entry ECMAScript programStress Fracture Prevention: Strengthening the Lower Extremity Muscles
Maintaining strength and flexibility in the lower extremities is one of the many important steps toward decreasing the likelihood of developing the small cracks in a bone commonly known as stress fractures.
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Journal EntryPreparation for the PFT/PRT part 1: aerobic conditioning
The PFT/PRT is designed to test your cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength. In this three-part series, we’ll take a closer look at each component, offer tips on optimizing your training, and show you how to prevent common injuries associated with different types of training.<br /><br />
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Journal EntryFood for thought: What does your brain tell you about eating after exercise?
Your brain might be the driving force behind what you eat (or don’t) after a workout.
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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 EntryToning shoes: Buyer beware!
In the past, concerns about the effectiveness of toning shoes have been questioned at HPRC. Here is an important update on the issue.
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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 Entry Troff documentNOFFS: There’s an app for that!
A new app for the Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling Series is now available on the iTunes Store.
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Journal Entry Pascal source codeExercise and sleep
Regular exercise improves sleep quality but doesn’t make up for shortage of sleep.
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