Alerts

FDA advises consumers to stop using any supplement products labeled as OxyElite Pro or VERSA-1. Please see the following advisories: FDA -10/08/13, FDA - 10/11/13 and CDC - 10/08/13.

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Announcements

New article on reporting side effects of supplements
Just published in The New England Journal of Medicine: A recent article brings up dietary supplement issues you need to be aware of and discusses how dietary supplement side effects could be monitored better. A PDF of the April 3rd article is available free online.

3rd International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance
August 18-21, 2014
The ICSPP delivers innovative scientific programming on soldiers’ physical performance with experts from around the world.

DMAA list updated for April 2014

Fueling Performance Photo Campaign
Share photos of how you fuel your performance and be featured on our Facebook page!

Dietary supplement module
Earn continuing education credits (if eligible) for this two-hour online module.

Operation LiveWell

Performance Triad

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HPRC's human performance optimization (HPO) website is for U.S. Warfighters, their families, and those in the field of HPO who support them. The goal is Total Force Fitness: Warfighters optimized to carry out their mission as safely and effectively as possible.

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Rock Solid Relationships

Family relationships are crucial resources for Warfighters. Here are some ways you can strengthen your family relationships.

Relationships have the power to be positive or negative forces in our lives – depending on the quality of the relationship. You'll find information here that you can use to create more positive and supportive relationships, and consequently optimize your health.

Performance Strategies: Basic Training for Couples—Communication
HPRC offers a set of strategies you can put to work on improving communication with your “significant other.”
Relationship Optimization
“Human Performance Optimization” refers to the Warfighter’s family, too. Here are some practical ideas about how to enhance your family.
Reframe Your “Thinking Traps” for Peak Performance
Sometimes we interpret things in faulty or unproductive ways—behavior called “thinking traps”—that can significantly affect the ability to maintain healthy and strong relationships. However, HPRC offers these Performance Strategies on how to develop alternate, productive, positive thoughts (“cognitive reframing”) that promote effective communication.
Pre-Deployment Resilience Training for Couples—Student Handout [PDF]
This PDF was created for use with the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) program, but there are exercises you can use together to enhance your relationship as a couple.
Pre-Deployment Resilience Training for Couples—Instructor Guide [PDF]
Created for Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) instructors, this guide includes valuable notes on the corresponding CSF slide presentation (visit Apps, Tools, Videos).
Post-Deployment Resilience Training for Couples—Student Handout [PDF]
This handout was created for use with the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) program, but there are exercises you can use together to enhance your relationship as a couple after deployment.
Post-Deployment Resilience Training for Couples—Instructor Guide [PDF]
Created for Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) instructors, this guide includes valuable notes on the corresponding CSF slide presentation (visit Apps, Tools, Videos).
Relationships for performance optimization
The Warfighter’s family is a crucial support system, yet military families must face special demands and challenges. HPRC offers suggestions on how to keep these relationships healthy and strong.
Performance Strategies: Keeping Strong Family Relationships for Military Life
Maintaining strong family relationships can require some new skills or perspectives over time. Learn some relationship skills that are relevant for many families, but especially for the military lifestyle.