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Human Performance Resource Center

Welcome to HPRC, your source for military-specific evidence-based total force fitness information.

Service Members secure AM-2 matting at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman

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Physical Fitness

Foundational movements: Pull
Pulling an object or yourself might be an important part of your daily function. It’s certainly important if you’ve ever...
Foundational movements: Squats
Squats are important foundational movements because you do them so many times throughout your day—and you might not even realize...

Total Force Fitness

Sticking to “No”: Staying sober in social situations
Have you recently cut down on or quit drinking, or are you thinking about it? If so, you might be...
5 ways to take control of your alcohol use
Whether it’s during a stressful PCS move, upon return from deployment, or just one of those days where it feels...
Get help to quit tobacco for GOOD!
It can be tough to give up tobacco, so it’s important to know where to find help if you need...

Nutrition

An athlete’s guide to everyday nutrient timing
When you eat is as important as what you eat when it comes to athletic performance. The tips below can...
Ketogenic diet and performance enhancement
Periodically, ketogenic diets gain popularity in the athletic community for purported performance-enhancing effects. A ketogenic diet (KD) is one that’s...

Family & Relationships

Tips to Raise a Resilient Military Kid [PDF]
April is Military Children’s Health Month, so use this calendar full of tips to raise a resilient military kid all...
Especially for families: How to help your warrior with TBI
What’s 2 x 2 equal? How about 4 x 4? The speed at which your brain processes those questions and...
Top 11 traits of optimized families
If you’re part of a military family, then you know what it’s like to face adversity. Time apart from your...

Mental Fitness

Sticking to “No”: Staying sober in social situations
Have you recently cut down on or quit drinking, or are you thinking about it? If so, you might be...
PTSD and sleep disruption: Trauma-related nightmares
In this 4-part series, guest experts have discussed the connection between trauma and sleep problems and identified available treatment options...
Get help to quit tobacco for GOOD!
It can be tough to give up tobacco, so it’s important to know where to find help if you need...

Environment

Especially for families: How to help your warrior with TBI
What’s 2 x 2 equal? How about 4 x 4? The speed at which your brain processes those questions and...
Is it safe to exercise when you’re sick?
Regular physical activity can help prevent illness, but what happens when you do become sick? Should you stop your exercise...
Mindfulness in military environments
Mindfulness training, or the practice of training your mind to stay in the present moment, offers many benefits, particularly for...

Tips to Raise a Resilient Military Kid

Boost your family’s fitness by going for a 1-hour hike or bike ride together.


22 April 2018

Print out and color Sesame Street for Military Families’ Bravery Badges with your child.


21 April 2018

Print out and color Sesame Street for Military Families’ Bravery Badges with your child.


21 April 2018

Encourage your child to drink water—instead of sports drinks—during physical activity.


20 April 2018

Teach your child new “feeling” words and talk about a time you coped with those feelings.


19 April 2018

Talk about the importance of owning up to mistakes and how to effectively apologize.
 


18 April 2018

Check out the MilTeenChat app with your teen.


17 April 2018

Plan a family meeting to discuss an upcoming change or challenge you’re facing.


16 April 2018

Plan a family meeting to discuss an upcoming change or challenge you’re facing.


16 April 2018

Enjoy a family meal without electronics.


15 April 2018

Start a scrapbook with your child for a parent or older sibling returning from deployment.


14 April 2018

Talk about setting goals with your kids and encourage them to read for 20 minutes daily.


13 April 2018

Visit your Installation Youth Center or Boys and Girls Club to meet other military families.


12 April 2018

Find age-appropriate ways to include kids when you’re cooking meals.


11 April 2018

Use the Anger Thermometer to help your kids manage their anger.


10 April 2018

Explore Operation Purple® Camp and 4-H camps with your child to plan summer fun.


09 April 2018

Use emotion-coaching skills to teach your kids how to manage their feelings.


08 April 2018

Take your child to a national park or museum that offers free admission to military families.


07 April 2018

Grab your kids, go for a run outside, and discuss proper running form and hydration.


06 April 2018

Meet with a Military OneSource education consultant to learn about financial aid, tutoring, and college planning.


05 April 2018

 Help your kids take a mindful moment to “check in” with how they’re feeling and thinking.
 


04 April 2018

Play games with your kids, explore coping skills, and learn about  deployments at MilitaryKidsConnect.org


03 April 2018

Help your children's school plan a Salute our kids assembly for military kids.


02 April 2018

Grow your families gratitude: Ask them to each say on thing they're grateful for


01 April 2018