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Physical Fitness Resources

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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Exercising when sick – a smart move?
Find out when it’s safe to exercise with the sniffles.
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Physical Fitness News

Overweight 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).
Army recruit goes from couch potato to Warfighter
A former couch potato turned disciplined army recruit gets into fighting shape.
Studies look at the effect of running has on your knees
The October 13, 2010 Health section of the New York Times has an article discussing recent research on knees, arthritis and vigorous exercise.
High-intensity versus long, steady workouts for losing weight
The Montreal Gazette examines this burning question.

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