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Journal EntryGet 7-8 hours of sleep to perform daily tasks efficiently
More than one-third of adults in the U.S. Don't get enough sleep, and getting less than 7 hours will impact even your everyday tasks.
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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 EntryGet into a state of flow
You’ve heard of being “in the zone,” but do you really know what it is? Find out what is involved in getting yourself into this optimal state of flow.
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Journal Entry ODS templateHigh-flying meals for U-2 pilots
“Tube food” provides meals for U-2 pilots on long missions.
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Journal EntryHigh-intensity versus long, steady workouts for losing weight
The Montreal Gazette examines this burning question.
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Journal EntryHottest fitness trends for 2011: Boot camp, strength training
According to an article in the October 28, 2010 edition of USA Today, boot-camp workouts, strength training and core exercises are among next year's top 20 trends.
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Journal EntryHow am I doing? Ask my computer…
Technology can help us be more aware of how we think and even how we feel. It is all still evolving, but these advances are promising for optimal Warfighter training and health.
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Journal EntryHow dangerous is too much training?
Too much training with not enough down time and less-than-optimum nutrition can lead to “overtraining” needing weeks or even months of recuperation.
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Journal EntryHow good are you at setting SMART goals?
Setting goals that you will actually accomplish can be easier said than done. Check out HPRC’s goal-setting worksheet to learn a formula for success!
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Journal EntryHow to get over a workout plateau
Not seeing the results you used to from your workout?
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