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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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Running form 101
How’s your form? Make sure you’re ready to hit the ground—running!
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Physical Fitness News

Too sick to exercise?
Feeling under the weather? Find out when bed rest is best—or when it’s safe to sweat it out.
Running form 101
How’s your form? Make sure you’re ready to hit the ground—running!
Mirror therapy for phantom limb pain
Phantom limb pain commonly occurs after an arm and/or leg amputation. Learn how mirror therapy helps heal service members.
Not your grandma’s wheelchair
The National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) will be held from June 27–July 2, 2016. Learn more about the games and how you can get involved.
Chill out and keep moving!
You don’t have to hibernate during the colder months. Exercising in the cold takes a little extra planning to stay safe and comfortable.

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