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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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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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Physical Fitness News

Runners: Hot taper can improve endurance performance
Runnersworld.com has an article that cites a new study from the Journal of Applied Physiology which reports that 10 days of extreme heat acclimation can improve performance by six to eight percent.
Fluid replacement during operations or exercise
Staying hydrated is important, but is there a "best" way to hydrate?
Not all carbohydrate foods are equally effective
Certain foods raise blood sugar better than others. It's important to what to eat after a moderate to high intensity mission or exercise.
Men and women sweat differently
The New York Times Well blog features an article on research that studies the differences of men and women sweat.
Preventing sports related injuries
The October 20 edition of the Vancouver Sun has a brief article on preventing sports injuries.

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