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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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Running indoors versus outdoors—does it matter?
Have you ever wondered whether it’s better to run on a treadmill or outdoors? You’re not alone. Read on to learn the answer.
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Physical Fitness News

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.
Get FITT to optimize muscle strength
Optimize your muscle strength and endurance by following the FITT principle.
Do you need to warm up before exercising?
Warming up may help or hinder your performance depending on how you do so.

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