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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

How accurate is your activity monitor?
A new study looks at just how accurate your activity monitor really is.
Baby bumps and bumper plates: Is weight lifting safe for pregnant women?
Is it safe to lift heavy weights for exercise during pregnancy?
Running 101 for kids and teens
Is your child interested in running as a sport? Check out some helpful strategies on proper running form, hydration, and other tips to ensure your child is safe and gets the most out of this healthy activity.
How does air pollution affect physical performance?
It is known that exposure to air pollutants during exercise may affect your health and performance, but what can you do about it?
Can exercise help prevent suicide?
Exercise can greatly enhance mental health and well-being, but can it play a part in suicide prevention?

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