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Journal Entry Troff documentSuspension training: Put some suspense in your workout
Suspension training is a popular way to get a good workout wherever you are with very little equipment, using just your body weight for resistance.
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Journal EntryCaffeine and performance—limit your intake for best performance.
Caffeine shouldn't be a replacement for sleep, and too much degrades your physical performance.
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Journal EntryOperation Bushmaster
Operation Bushmaster, a field training exercise for medical students, reminds us that both physical and mental performance are key aspects of success for military healthcare practitioners.
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Journal EntryTraining Warfighters for optimal mental performance
Stress as part of combat preparation—can you take the heat?
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Journal EntryQuestions about supplements? We have answers!
Visit OPSS—for the first time or again—for new Frequently Asked Questions about dietary supplement safety.
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Journal EntryWant to be super fit? Try SuperTracker
It can be hard to stay motivated and keep yourself accountable to your fitness goals. This online interactive tool can help keep you on track to getting in shape.
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Journal EntryDehydration and cold weather
Avoid dehydration in cold weather.
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Journal EntryReframe your thoughts for peak performance
Interpreting things for the worse can really hold you back. Learn how to limit this habit so you can achieve optimum performance.
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Journal EntryStart your children’s good sleep habits early
Sleep is an essential part of post-exercise recovery, and good sleep habits begin in childhood. A recent Canadian report on bringing up children as athletes provides valuable input for children at various ages.
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Journal Entry text/texmacsSleep needs for adults
Optimum performance requires optimum sleep as part of post-exercise recovery. A recent report shows that athletes—including warrior athletes—need extra.
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