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Physical Fitness Resources

Training & Exercise

Getting fit and staying fit for optimal performance.

Injury Prevention

Strategies and recommendations for injury prevention and management.

Fitness Tools & Videos

Noteworthy interactive online resources and videos on health and fitness.

Women-Specific Resources

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

Fighting Weight Strategies

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

Rx3: Rehab, Refit, Return to Duty

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

Physical Fitness FAQs

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


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Get motivated to exercise through friends
October is the MHS’s Women’s Health Month! Invite a girlfriend to exercise with you and help each other stay motivated.

Physical Fitness News

Exercise 101
Don’t forget to exercise your heart. As with all other fitness requirements, Warfighters need extra cardio fitness for optimal performance.
Monitor your physical performance using your heart rate
Your heart is the key to effective training. Learn how to monitor it during exercise to achieve the optimum results from your training program.
Navy fitness through NOFFS
This Navy fitness program focuses on basic and performance nutrition alongside physical training exercises designed to target operational tasks and reduce injuries.
Army unveils new fitness test
New changes are on the horizon for Army fitness testing.
High Intensity Training (HIT) conference presentations
High Intensity Training (HIT) conference presentations are now available on our website.

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