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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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Breathe better, run better!
Learn how to improve your breathing technique while running.
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Physical Fitness News

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.


Navy revamps Physical Readiness Program
The Navy has issued new guidelines on meeting body fat standards for its Physical Readiness Program.
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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