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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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Weight Management

Figure out what your fighting weight is, how to get there, and how to maintain it once you're there.

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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 News

Army recruit goes from couch potato to Warfighter
A former couch potato turned disciplined army recruit gets into fighting shape.
Studies look at the effect of running has on your knees
The October 13, 2010 Health section of the New York Times has an article discussing recent research on knees, arthritis and vigorous exercise.
High-intensity versus long, steady workouts for losing weight
The Montreal Gazette examines this burning question.
Who wants to wear "toe shoes"?
Vibram’s line of FiveFingers shoes, or VFFs (also known as toe shoes), has become the most controversial item in military running.
Avoiding the "weekend-warrior" injury syndrome
Are you putting yourself at risk by training too hard on the weekends?

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