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Optimized physical conditioning that maintains performance, prevents injury and illness, and speeds recovery is essential to military readiness. If you can't find the answer to your Physical Fitness question in our resources, click the button below.

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Physical Fitness Resources

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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Program Guides

These are the manuals used by military programs to stay at the top of their physical games.

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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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Physical Fitness FAQs

HPRC answers some common questions we’ve received about physical fitness and injury prevention.

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PFT/PRT prep—Part 3: Mobility
Mobility, stability, and flexibility go hand in hand when translating your PFT/PRT training into performance. Training for each requires different but complementary approaches.
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Physical Fitness News

Massage therapy and muscle recovery
Sports massages may be beneficial for your recovery after a workout, as well as relaxing!
Marathon recovery
It’s marathon season. How do you recover after pounding the pavement for 26.2 miles?
Reduce your breast cancer risk
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a good time to look at how you can reduce your risk for this widespread condition (guys too) through exercise.
Are you at risk for Female Athlete Triad?
Learn how the Female Athlete Triad affects health and performance and how you can prevent it.
Get motivated to exercise through friends
October is the MHS’s Women’s Health Month! Invite a girlfriend to exercise with you and help each other stay motivated.

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