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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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Exercise intensity: Less isn’t always more
How important are high-intensity workouts?
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Physical Fitness News

Winter-workout tips
Make sure you’re prepared for exercising in the cold weather. Learn more.
Track your weight loss
Have you ever wondered if it’s helpful to record what you eat? Learn how self-monitoring techniques can help you reach your weight-loss goals.
New year, new fitness goals
Do you have trouble keeping your long-term fitness goals? Interim goals will continue to fuel your motivation and make your end goal feel closer.
Busting the “fat-burning zone” myth
What’s a “fat-burning zone”? Is it based on actual science?
Tips to treat tendonitis
Sometimes it’s hard to know if your ongoing, chronic pain is coming from your joints, muscles, ligaments, or tendons. It could be tendonitis. Learn more.

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