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Physical Fitness Resources

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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Exercising when sick – a smart move?
Find out when it’s safe to exercise with the sniffles.
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Physical Fitness News

Injury treatment and recovery
Even minor injuries can derail performance. Follow these tips to manage the discomfort of minor injuries and prevent further damage.
Pounding the pavement or soft trails—which running surface is better?
Some experts think that soft-surface running is harder on the body than running on pavement.


Navy revamps Physical Readiness Program
The Navy has issued new guidelines on meeting body fat standards for its Physical Readiness Program.
Changes in diet and lifestyle can prevent long-term weight gain
Obesity has become a national crisis, and as developing countries adopt our western culture they too seem to face the growing problem of obesity. A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) looked at how changes in diet and lifestyle affect long-term weight gain in the U.S.
Try calisthenics to improve strength
Calisthenics may help improve your strength.

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