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Physical Fitness Resources

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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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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Physical Fitness FAQs

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

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Physical Fitness News

Is hot yoga too hot?
Bikram yoga, or “hot yoga,” has become a popular activity for fitness, flexibility, strength, and mindfulness. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?
Underfueling can lead to underperformance
Carbohydrates are your body’s preferred fuel for performance, so what happens when you skimp on carbohydrates?
Too loud for you to hear?
There are some tips you can use to prevent exposure to hazardous noise levels recreationally and occupationally.
High-intensity exercise for your teen
April is the “Month of the Military Child.” Learn how to help your child stay fit for a healthier tomorrow.
National Veterans Wheelchair Games
April 15th is the registration deadline for the National Veterans Wheelchair games. The event is open to veterans who need a wheelchair to participate in sporting events.

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