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

U.S. Army paratrooper drags his parachute. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brady Pritchett.

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Physical Fitness

Future force readiness at risk: Pediatric Inactivity Triad
The global decrease in children’s physical activity has led to more than an increase in childhood obesity; it has led...
If the shoe fits—Part 3: Tying your shoelaces
This third and final article in HPRC’s series about running shoes “ties” everything together. Although there are lots of different...
Back-to-school ABCs for Total Family Fitness
As summer vacation comes to an end, the transition back to school is just around the corner. Now’s the time...

Total Force Fitness

Your resilient brain: From injury recovery to peak performance
Your brain is continuously evolving and growing, which is sometimes called having “plasticity” or being “malleable.” Neuroplasticity, also known as...
Back-to-school ABCs for Total Family Fitness
As summer vacation comes to an end, the transition back to school is just around the corner. Now’s the time...
Battlefield Acupuncture (BFA)
Learn how battlefield auricular acupuncture, a technique using small, semi-permanent needles placed on the surface of the ear, might help...

Nutrition

Back-to-school ABCs for Total Family Fitness
As summer vacation comes to an end, the transition back to school is just around the corner. Now’s the time...
Fuel up to stay everyday strong
It’s important to be strategic about what you eat and drink on training and event days, but fueling your body...
Food-diary apps to keep you on track
One of the best ways to lose and maintain weight, or just improve your overall nutrition, is to keep track...

Family & Relationships

How to support your Warfighter heading back to school
Military Service Members are going back to school for undergraduate and graduate degrees in higher numbers in the last decade...
Back-to-school ABCs for Total Family Fitness
As summer vacation comes to an end, the transition back to school is just around the corner. Now’s the time...

Mental Fitness

Create good habits with these 4 easy strategies
The beginning of any new situation—such as the school year, a new duty station, a birthday, or a new role—is...
How to make your praise effective
Praise, when done right, gives leaders and parents the opportunity to enhance the resilience and performance of others. First, however,...
Back-to-school ABCs for Total Family Fitness
As summer vacation comes to an end, the transition back to school is just around the corner. Now’s the time...

Environment

Leaving on a jet plane? Here’s what happens when your plane loses pressure
Commercial flying is becoming more common for Military Service Members, their families, and civilians. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reports...
Reduce your risk of tick bites and Lyme Disease
Ahhh, summer... While the extra time spent outside often brings fun memories, it also can mean a higher risk for...