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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.

Training & Exercise

Getting fit and staying fit for optimal performance.

Injury Prevention

Strategies and recommendations for injury prevention and management.

Fitness Tools & Videos

Noteworthy interactive online resources and videos on health and fitness.

Women-Specific Resources

Learn more about the issues that specifically affect service women and women’s fitness.

Physical Fitness FAQs

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


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Football season fitness
Football season is well underway. Make sure your healthy habits don’t take a hit on the weekends.

Physical Fitness News

Free summer fun for military families
Take advantage of free admission to national parks and over 2,000 museums and nature centers this summer. Grab your kids and go!
DOMS: Post-workout delayed muscle soreness
A tough workout can leave you sore for days. Find out how to prevent and reduce delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).
Activity trackers: Fun fitness tools
Learn how activity trackers can help keep you motivated, moving, and healthy.
Homemade fitness
Your gym workout can be expensive and time-consuming. Use household items to exercise in the comfort of your own home—at little or no cost.
Train in the heat, perform at altitude?
Learn how training in the heat might help you prepare for performance at altitude.

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