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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

Fluid replacement during operations or exercise
Staying hydrated is important, but is there a "best" way to hydrate?
Not all carbohydrate foods are equally effective
Certain foods raise blood sugar better than others. It's important to what to eat after a moderate to high intensity mission or exercise.
Men and women sweat differently
The New York Times Well blog features an article on research that studies the differences of men and women sweat.
Preventing sports related injuries
The October 20 edition of the Vancouver Sun has a brief article on preventing sports injuries.
Eat a PBJ post-workout
Want a great post-workout meal?

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