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Physical Fitness Resources

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.

Fighting Weight Strategies

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

Rx3: Rehab, Refit, Return to Duty

Rx3 is your guide for recovering from common injuries, with help to keep them away for good.

Physical Fitness FAQs

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


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Physical Fitness News

Toning shoes: Buyer beware!
In the past, concerns about the effectiveness of toning shoes have been questioned at HPRC. Here is an important update on the issue.
Preparation for the PFT/PRT Part 2: Developing muscular strength and endurance
In Part 2 of our PFT/PRT prep series we will focus on exercising for muscular strength and endurance, while highlighting some common injuries and methods for injury prevention.
The One-Rep-Max: Assessing your maximum strength
Muscular fitness is an essential component of your overall fitness. But how do you know how much weight to lift when you’re training for muscular strength or muscular endurance?
Preparation for the PFT/PRT part 1: aerobic conditioning
The PFT/PRT is designed to test your cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength. In this three-part series, we’ll take a closer look at each component, offer tips on optimizing your training, and show you how to prevent common injuries associated with different types of training.

Back in action: Regaining peak fitness
Getting back into shape takes dedication and persistence, and doing so safely and correctly may help prevent injuries.

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