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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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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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Physical Fitness FAQs

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

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How to breathe during exercise
Paying attention to how you breathe during exercise might boost your performance.
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Physical Fitness News

Compression garments: Do they work?
Compression socks, sleeves, and other garments are popular among athletes, but do they actually increase performance and decrease recovery times?
Football season fitness
Football season is well underway. Make sure your healthy habits don’t take a hit on the weekends.
Training by suspense
Learn how to get a total-body workout with suspension training, using just your body weight as the resistance to perform exercises that build strength, flexibility, and balance.
EPOC-alypse, now!
Some exercise programs claim their workouts give you “afterburn.” But does your body continue to burn calories after exercise?
Stop shin splints
Shin splints—sharp, sore, and/or throbbing pain that runs down the front of your shin—are common among those who exercise regularly. But how can you prevent them?

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