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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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Exercising when sick – a smart move?
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Physical Fitness News

Marine Corps Embassy Security: New year, new requirements
If your goal is to serve in the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group, then you should know about the new requirements and fitness standards.
Safe moving tips to spare your back
Here’s a reminder about how to lift heavy objects properly and protect your back when loading your moving truck during a PCS.
Armed Forces Sports: Are you game?
Have you considered playing an organized sport for one of the military branches? DoD’s Armed Forces Sports offers opportunities in 25 team and individual sports for men and women. Check it out and see if you can take your game to the next level.
Sub terra firma
Combat training is moving underground. New tactics—and, potentially, new doctrine—are being developed to help troops perform in underground environments where enemies could hide.
What’s the big IDEO?
The Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis (IDEO), a new orthotic technology designed for limb-salvage patients, helps Warfighters return to running, sports, and combat.

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