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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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Running indoors versus outdoors—does it matter?
Have you ever wondered whether it’s better to run on a treadmill or outdoors? You’re not alone. Read on to learn the answer.
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Physical Fitness News

Airman's fitness success story
In the Crosshairs recently featured a story of how one airman stays in shape. Here is another airman's story.
Perfect pushups: Which service branch offers the best methods?
Navy Times has an article that examines what the definition of a “military push-up” means to a soldier, sailor, airman and Marine.
Hottest fitness trends for 2011: Boot camp, strength training
According to an article in the October 28, 2010 edition of USA Today, boot-camp workouts, strength training and core exercises are among next year's top 20 trends.
Rhabdomyolysis: Potentially deadly condition from too much exercise
ABC News affiliate WSET.com (Lynchburg, VA) has an article on rhabdomyolysis and exercise – specifically working out with P90X, an high-intensity exercise program.

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