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Journal Entry Troff documentTreat your feet right!
Hiking and marching and training in boots can be problematic if you don’t take care of your feet. It’s time to give some TLC to a neglected—but important—part of your body.
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Journal Entry ECMAScript programInjury Prevention Part 2 – Don’t neglect your ankles!
Injuries to the ligaments of the ankle are very common in the military, but there are some important tips you can use to help prevent them.
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Journal Entry text/texmacsWhat’s the “evidence” behind sports performance products?
Many advertisers of dietary supplements and other sports-related products make claims of enhanced performance and recovery, but a recent review found that the current evidence supporting these claims is mostly insufficient.
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Journal EntryTreadmills for trekkers
When conditions aren’t ideal for an outdoor hike, move your walking inside to a treadmill. Just make a few adjustments to ensure you’re getting a workout comparable to your regular hike.
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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 EntryThe lowdown on stress fractures—and how to prevent them
Stress fractures are chronic injuries that occur most often in the lower extremities. Prevention is key and can be helped through adequate attention to nutrition, training surfaces, and footwear, as well as gradual progression in training.
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Journal Entry D source codeIs it time for your sneakers to hit the road?
How to know when it's time to get new sneakers.
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Journal EntryMaintain healthy feet
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Journal EntryWho wants to wear "toe shoes"?
Vibram’s line of FiveFingers shoes, or VFFs (also known as toe shoes), has become the most controversial item in military running.
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Journal EntryChoosing your next pair of running shoes
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