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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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Weight Management

Figure out what your fighting weight is, how to get there, and how to maintain it once you're there.

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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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Training your ears may improve your balance
Your ears are responsible for more than hearing. Your inner ear also helps you with your balance. Learn more about training this balance system.
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Physical Fitness News

Exercise smart to prevent injuries
Some tips to keep you from hurting yourself while exercising
Is it time for your sneakers to hit the road?
How to know when it's time to get new sneakers.
Exercise to avoid catching a cold or flu
A study shows that regular exercisers are less likely to fall sick with a cold or flu.
Jump rope for fitness
Jumping rope is a good way to maintain fitness, particularly in confined environments such as on board a ship. If the pace is fast, the energy expenditure can be similar to running.

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