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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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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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Tunes and training
Do you listen to music when you exercise? Find out how it affects your workout.
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Physical Fitness News

Ditch the elevator
Bored with going nowhere on that stair climber at the gym? Try using real stairs, and get where you are going while exercising.
Stop and go: Benefits of interval training
Interval training is a time-efficient way to improve strength, speed, and endurance while improving your body composition and reducing cardiovascular risk.
Swimming for fitness
Try swimming to improve your overall fitness while minimizing your risk of injury.
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.


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