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Optimized physical conditioning that maintains performance, prevents injury and illness, and speeds recovery is essential to military readiness. If you can't find the answer to your Physical Fitness question in our resources, click the button below.

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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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Program Guides

These are the manuals used by military programs to stay at the top of their physical games.

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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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Fighting Weight Strategies

Weight-management and healthy-eating resources for all Armed Services.

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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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PFT/PRT prep—Part 3: Mobility
Mobility, stability, and flexibility go hand in hand when translating your PFT/PRT training into performance. Training for each requires different but complementary approaches.
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Physical Fitness News

Big gains with lighter weights
Can less be more when it comes to building muscle?
Hot to (turkey) trot
Start your Thanksgiving off on the right foot (then the left).
Fight the effects of bullying with exercise
The mental health benefits of exercising for children and teens are just as important as the physical ones.
Tart cherry juice for muscle soreness?
Drinking tart cherry juice might offer one more way to get relief from tough workouts.
Massage therapy and muscle recovery
Sports massages may be beneficial for your recovery after a workout, as well as relaxing!

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