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Physical Fitness Resources

Training & Exercise

Getting fit and staying fit for optimal performance.

Injury Prevention

Strategies and recommendations for injury prevention and management.

Fitness Tools & Videos

Noteworthy interactive online resources and videos on health and fitness.

Women-Specific Resources

Learn more about the issues that specifically affect service women and women’s fitness.

Fighting Weight Strategies

Weight-management and healthy-eating resources for all Armed Services.

Rx3: Rehab, Refit, Return to Duty

Rx3 is your guide for recovering from common injuries, with help to keep them away for good.

Physical Fitness FAQs

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


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Big gains with lighter weights
Can less be more when it comes to building muscle?

Physical Fitness News

Postpartum exercise
How soon can you start to exercise after giving birth?
Stand up and get moving!
Add a few extra minutes of movement to your day, and you’ll be healthier for it.
Spare your back when moving
Here’s a reminder about how to handle heavy objects properly and protect your back when loading your moving truck during PCS.
The foundations of Total Force Fitness
Get back to basics with the foundations of Total Force Fitness: health, resilience, and performance optimization. What are they and how do they go together?
Men's Health Month: Exercise and older men
Certain risk factors for chronic diseases increase with age. Older men especially need to maintain an active lifestyle in order to prevent future health complications.

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