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Human Performance Resource Center

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

Marines advance to their objective during a patrolling exercise. U.S. Marine Corps photo by LCpl. Angel D. Travis.

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Physical Fitness

#GotMySix: Your “fitness” battle buddy
This holiday season, CHAMP’s 2018 #GotMySix campaign shines a spotlight on how social support from friends or loved ones can...
The DOs and DON’Ts of deployment fitness
For some Military Service Members, deployment can be a challenging time to stay fit. For others , it’s an opportunity...
Foundational movements: Carry
Of the 6 foundational movements, the carry is probably most directly related to your daily mission-essential tasks. A “farmers’s carry”...

Total Force Fitness

Practice kindness, gratitude, and awe beyond the holidays
There are defining moments in life that bring forth a sense you’re part of the universe in ways much bigger...
Be mission-ready and stay resilient: The foundations of Human Performance Optimization
The Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) specializes in creating resources that support holistic health, resilience, and optimized performance...
Social support: Your total-fitness strategy
The company you keep and the support you receive influences your health and performance. Social support comes in many forms...

Nutrition

10 tips to help you maintain your weight during the holidays
The holidays are right around the corner, and controlling what you eat can be particularly challenging when regular meal routines...
Boost your mental performance with better nutrition
Have you ever felt tired, sluggish, or foggy after eating a big meal? Have you seen how kids (and kids...
Are you at risk for Female Athlete Triad?
The Female Athlete Triad is a health condition that commonly affects physically active girls, teens, and women, especially those involved...

Family & Relationships

For richer or poorer: How your family’s money habits can influence your relationship.
As the holiday season gets closer, you might be facing some extra expenses—and the related stress. Financial issues are one...
5 tips for talking to your civilian employer, landlord, and others when you’re called to active duty
It can be hard to balance your civilian obligations with the demands and unpredictability of your Guard or Reserve duties...
Especially for pet owners: Preparing for your PCS or deployment
Pets are wonderful companions, and you can benefit in so many ways: They can get you out exercising, increase your...

Mental Fitness

Practice kindness, gratitude, and awe beyond the holidays
There are defining moments in life that bring forth a sense you’re part of the universe in ways much bigger...
Managing fatigue after TBI
Fatigue is a frequent, significant, and debilitating condition for those who have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
Ask yourself, “Who’s got my six?”
Social support, in its many forms, is critical for performance and well-being, but your vast sources of support might not...

Environment

Wet-bulb-globe-temperature devices measure heat stress
Heat illness is a cumulative and progressive range of conditions that can occur with prolonged exposure or increased exertion in...
“Under-the-weather” rules for your next workout
Is it safe to exercise when you’re sick? The answer depends on your symptoms and how sick you’re actually feeling...