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Optimized physical conditioning that maintains performance, prevents injury and illness, and speeds recovery is essential to military readiness. If you can't find the answer to your Physical Fitness question in our resources, click the button below.

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Physical Fitness Resources

Program Guides

These are the manuals used by military programs to stay at the top of their physical games.

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Training & Exercise

Getting fit and staying fit for optimal performance.

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Injury Prevention

Strategies and recommendations for injury prevention and management.

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Fitness Tools & Videos

Noteworthy interactive online resources and videos on health and fitness.

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Women-Specific Resources

Learn more about the issues that specifically affect service women and women’s fitness.

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Fighting Weight Strategies

Weight-management and healthy-eating resources for all Armed Services.

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Rx3: Rehab, Refit, Return to Duty

Rx3 is your guide for recovering from common injuries, with help to keep them away for good.

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Physical Fitness FAQs

HPRC answers some common questions we’ve received about physical fitness and injury prevention.

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The National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) will be held from June 27–July 2, 2016. Learn more about the games and how you can get involved.
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Physical Fitness News

Announcing Family Physical Fitness on HPRC
HPRC's Family & Relationships section has a new area on family physical fitness. See what it has for you and your family!
Physical activity can boost quality sleep
A new study suggests that exercising at least 150 minutes a week can help people sleep significantly better and feel more alert during the day.
Running to exercise
Running is one of the easiest forms of aerobic exercise, which strengthens your heart and improves your overall health.
Workouts you can do at home during the holidays
You can fit in these workouts at your home through the holiday season to keep you on track.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
This martial art relies on technique and balance to overcome an opponent, but it will also tone and build muscle without the use of weights.

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