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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.

Training & Exercise

Getting fit and staying fit for optimal performance.

Injury Prevention

Strategies and recommendations for injury prevention and management.

Fitness Tools & Videos

Noteworthy interactive online resources and videos on health and fitness.

Women-Specific Resources

Learn more about the issues that specifically affect service women and women’s fitness.

Physical Fitness FAQs

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


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Football season fitness
Football season is well underway. Make sure your healthy habits don’t take a hit on the weekends.

Physical Fitness News

Take it to heart
February is American Heart Month. Remember your fitness and nutrition goals to keep the most important muscle in your body healthy!
Too sick to exercise?
Feeling under the weather? Find out when bed rest is best—or when it’s safe to sweat it out.
Running form 101
How’s your form? Make sure you’re ready to hit the ground—running!
Mirror therapy for phantom limb pain
Phantom limb pain commonly occurs after an arm and/or leg amputation. Learn how mirror therapy helps heal service members.
Not your grandma’s wheelchair
The National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) will be held from June 27–July 2, 2016. Learn more about the games and how you can get involved.

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