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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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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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Physical Fitness News

Best time to exercise
Is there an ideal time of day for exercise?
Paralympic Military Program
Athletes are gearing up for the Rio Paralympics in September. Feeling inspired? Learn how the Paralympic Military Program is one gateway to Paralympic sport opportunities.
Back-to-school ABCs for Total Family Fitness
School starts soon! Find out how to make a Total Family Fitness transition back to school this fall.
If the shoe fits—Part 3: Tying your shoelaces
Find out how to lace your running shoes for a better fit.
If the shoe fits—Part 2: The right fit
Part 2 of HPRC’s running-shoe series focuses on getting the perfect fit.

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