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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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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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Physical Fitness FAQs

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

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Physical Fitness News

Baby bumps and bumper plates: Is weight lifting safe for pregnant women?
Is it safe to lift heavy weights for exercise during pregnancy?
Running 101 for kids and teens
Is your child interested in running as a sport? Check out some helpful strategies on proper running form, hydration, and other tips to ensure your child is safe and gets the most out of this healthy activity.
How does air pollution affect physical performance?
It is known that exposure to air pollutants during exercise may affect your health and performance, but what can you do about it?
Can exercise help prevent suicide?
Exercise can greatly enhance mental health and well-being, but can it play a part in suicide prevention?
The latest on antigravity treadmills
Check out our updated information on antigravity treadmills and their use in injury prevention and rehabilitation.

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