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Human Performance Resource Center

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

Marines overlook the beach during a field exercise. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam Dublinske

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Physical Fitness

Optimize your workouts with proper work:rest ratios
When you’re working out, the amount of weight and number of reps are all important, but one factor that’s often...
#GotMySix: Strength in numbers-Group exercise edition
There’s strength in numbers, whether you’re hauling lines on a ship, or trying to stay fit. Working out with a...
Snowy weather workouts: No gym required
Winter can bring your workout routines to a halt. Snow and ice add potential hazards in getting to the gym,...

Total Force Fitness

Rethink your risky behaviors for better health and performance
It’s no secret you can get sick from smoking, drinking too much, and other risky behaviors—or that many Military Service...
Dietary ingredients to relieve musculoskeletal pain
Many over-the-counter products are available for relief of musculoskeletal pain. Some are based on “dietary ingredients”—substances the Food and Drug...
Manage your HRV to optimize your spiritual performance
Your spirit is an important driver in life and has a great impact on health and performance. But how can...

Nutrition

5 reasons to toss your take-out menus
A little inspiration goes a long way, and the pictures of perfect-looking dishes on TV cooking shows and social media...
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...
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...

Family & Relationships

Strengthen your relationships with validation
Many skills go into building strong relationships. One of those skills is the ability to validate others—to respond to the...
30 Days of 30 Ways to Raise a Resilient Military Kid [PDF]
Print out the calendar below and follow the tips to foster resilience and total fitness in your military kids all...
Lead the pack by boosting your social skills
Strong military leadership is crucial for mission success, safety, and unit performance. Military leaders are expected to help their Warfighters...

Mental Fitness

Put more positive emotion in your life!
Have you ever walked into a room where everyone is laughing and caught yourself laughing too? Positive emotions help bring...
Manage your HRV to optimize your spiritual performance
Your spirit is an important driver in life and has a great impact on health and performance. But how can...
Lead the pack by boosting your social skills
Strong military leadership is crucial for mission success, safety, and unit performance. Military leaders are expected to help their Warfighters...

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...