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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

Tackling chronic pain
Be empowered to do more about chronic pain with this article from HPRC and video from the Defense and Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management.
Preventing trench mouth
Maintaining good oral health can be challenging in the field. Learn how to keep your mouth healthy!
Find your Target Heart Rate
Tracking your heart rate is a great way to keep track of your exercise intensity.
Breathe better, run better!
Learn how to improve your breathing technique while running.
A “natural” way to recover
If you’re in any stage of a recovery process (physical, mental, or spiritual) it may be helpful to get outside and spend some time in nature.

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