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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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Exercising when sick – a smart move?
Find out when it’s safe to exercise with the sniffles.
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Physical Fitness News

Marines address fitness testing
Failing a fitness test can get a Marine passed over for promotion,perhaps ending career hopes. According to an article from KVOA.com based in Tucson, AZ, there is growing pressure to hold marines to a higher standard for physical fitness and combat readiness.
Functional Movement screening might be a better assessment of total fitness.
When you’re in the military, being fit is part of the job – that has never changed. Neither, it seems, has the Physical Readiness (PRT) Test.
Check out "Life’s Simple 7"™
An online resource by the American Heart Association lists steps that are crucial to our health.
Go to “workout hour!”
Hanging out with your friends doesn't have to be unhealthy.
Take the stairs, not the elevator
Improve your cardiovascular health on the stairs.

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