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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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Physical Fitness News

Which is better: 30 minutes of swimming or running?
The Globe and Mail (Toronto) has an interesting piece on which activity is better for you – swimming or running?
The hidden danger of extreme workouts
Are high-intensity fitness programs safe?
Build strong teams to prevent operational stress
Teamwork is vital to operational success.
Choose your friends wisely!
Friends can inspire us to be our best.
Study indicates better results by periodically alternating training program
It has been known to trainers that alternating higher intensity and lower intensity training sessions is the most effective means for conditioning athletes. As reported in the September 20, 2010 edition of the Tauton Daily Gazzette (Tauton, MA), recent research indicates that it is not necessary to train at high-effort levels every exercise session.

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