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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

Add stretching to your fitness warm-up
Although the value of stretching prior to physical exercise is still in question, the consensus seems to be that it is a good idea to include some—done correctly.
Announcing Family Physical Fitness on HPRC
HPRC's Family & Relationships section has a new area on family physical fitness. See what it has for you and your family!
Physical activity can boost quality sleep
A new study suggests that exercising at least 150 minutes a week can help people sleep significantly better and feel more alert during the day.
Running to exercise
Running is one of the easiest forms of aerobic exercise, which strengthens your heart and improves your overall health.

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