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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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Physical Fitness News

When to exercise and when to just stay in bed
Exercise can help fend off illness, but what if you're already sick?
Exercise smart to prevent injuries
Some tips to keep you from hurting yourself while exercising
Is it time for your sneakers to hit the road?
How to know when it's time to get new sneakers.
Exercise to avoid catching a cold or flu
A study shows that regular exercisers are less likely to fall sick with a cold or flu.
Jump rope for fitness
Jumping rope is a good way to maintain fitness, particularly in confined environments such as on board a ship. If the pace is fast, the energy expenditure can be similar to running.

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