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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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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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Physical Fitness FAQs

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

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Best time to exercise
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Physical Fitness News

How to get over a workout plateau
If you feel like you’ve hit a wall in your workout routine, try periodization to increase your performance.
Big gains with lighter weights
Can less be more when it comes to building muscle?
Hot to (turkey) trot
Start your Thanksgiving off on the right foot (then the left).
Fight the effects of bullying with exercise
The mental health benefits of exercising for children and teens are just as important as the physical ones.
Tart cherry juice for muscle soreness?
Drinking tart cherry juice might offer one more way to get relief from tough workouts.

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