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Physical Fitness Resources

Program Guides

These are the manuals used by military programs to stay at the top of their physical games.

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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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Rx3: Rehab, Refit, Return to Duty

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

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Physical Fitness FAQs

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

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Not your grandma’s wheelchair
The National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) will be held from June 27–July 2, 2016. Learn more about the games and how you can get involved.
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Physical Fitness News

Swim to stay healthy
Swimming is not only one of the best total-body exercise forms, it can also help you avoid getting sick. Take the plunge!
Be specific about your training
You will get the best results from your training program if you tailor it to fit your personal goals and activities.
Marines address boot camp injuries
Reducing injuries during boot camp is a priority for the Marine Corps; athletic trainers keep watch over recruits to ensure the 13-week training is as injury-free as possible.
Progressive overload injuries
Don’t get injured by trying to do too much too soon. Ramp up your exercise regimen slowly and steadily to avoid getting hurt—and having to start over.
Future Trends: DARPA looking to develop “performance underwear” for warriors
DARPA researchers envision a future of soldier technology that will improve Warfighter effectiveness by employing high-tech underwear.

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