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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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Get motivated to exercise through friends
October is the MHS’s Women’s Health Month! Invite a girlfriend to exercise with you and help each other stay motivated.

Physical Fitness News

The lowdown on stress fractures—and how to prevent them
Stress fractures are chronic injuries that occur most often in the lower extremities. Prevention is key and can be helped through adequate attention to nutrition, training surfaces, and footwear, as well as gradual progression in training.
New One Shot One Kill materials now available online
New program materials for the One Shot One Kill (OSOK) performance enhancement program are now available on HPRC’s website!
Back in motion: Can swinging a kettlebell improve back and shoulder pain?
Exercises with strength-training equipment known as kettlebells may provide relief from back, shoulder, and neck pain.
How dangerous is too much training?
Too much training with not enough down time and less-than-optimum nutrition can lead to “overtraining” needing weeks or even months of recuperation.
Working out with babies
An Army base in Germany includes babies in their workouts!

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