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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 FAQs

HPRC answers some common questions we’ve received about physical fitness and injury prevention.

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Tunes and training
Do you listen to music when you exercise? Find out how it affects your workout.
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Physical Fitness News

Go Red for Women
Friday, February 6th, is Go Red for Women day. Wear your best red to support women and the prevention of heart disease.
Safe return to duty after a head injury
Mild traumatic brain injuries (concussions) are very common in the military. Learn how you and your doctor can get you safely back to duty.
Those last 10 pounds—the weight-loss plateau
Struggling to lose those last few pounds? Here are some tips to help you get past the plateau and back on track to achieving your goal.
Cultivate your motivation
Who doesn’t like having big things happen? But they don’t happen on their own. Learn how motivation helps.
Keep your eye on the fitness prize!
Get excited about the next milestone or the final reward. Interim goals will make your end goal feel closer and fuel your motivation.

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