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Journal EntryNew report focuses on psychological resilience within the U.S. military
The RAND Corporation has released a report identifying factors that promote mental resilience within the U.S. military.
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Journal EntryNew report on protein drinks
Recent surveys of dietary supplement use indicate that about 20 percent of active duty personnel are using some type of protein powder. The percentage of users is likely higher among special operations personnel, and this is of concern, given the July 2010 Consumer Reports® alert on protein drinks.
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Journal EntryNew York Times: "Serious dangers" of alcoholic energy drinks
A recent New York Times article reports that scientists are worried about highly caffeinated beverages like Red Bull, Rockstar, Monster and Full Throttle, which are popular among teenagers and young adults.
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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 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 EntryOutside Magazine plunges into the work at USARIEM
Outside Magazine’s Christopher Solomon, took the plunge, so to speak, into the work conducted at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM).
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Journal EntryOverweight recruits make it tough to fill military ranks
There have been a rash of articles in the news recently focusing on soldier fitness (or lack thereof).
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Journal EntryPounding the pavement or soft trails—which running surface is better?
Some experts think that soft-surface running is harder on the body than running on pavement.<br /><br /><br />
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Journal EntryQuestions raised on the effectiveness of toning shoes
Toning shoes are exercise shoes that have a uniquely shaped rocker type sole and extra cushioning to alter the wearer’s normal walking gait. They are the latest trend in fitness footwear, but is all the buzz and manufacturer’s claims too good to be true?
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Journal Entry text/texmacsRecall of certain body building products
MuscleMaster.com, Inc. announced a recall of body building products.
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