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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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Running indoors versus outdoors—does it matter?
Have you ever wondered whether it’s better to run on a treadmill or outdoors? You’re not alone. Read on to learn the answer.
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Physical Fitness News

Preventing heat-related illness
What to drink when you're working out in hot environments.
Supplements alone will not reduce your disease risk
There's no replacement for a healthy lifestyle–a sound diet and regular physical activity.
Extreme fitness programs
There’s a trend in the military to move away from the traditional focus on calisthenics and running.
After heatstroke, when is it safe to exercise?
Heatstroke is a potentially deadly consequence of exercising. "This is a very controversial area, even more so than concussions," said Dr. Francis G. O'Connor, president of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine. He moderated a debate on the topic at a recent meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine.


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