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Human Performance Resource Center

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

Marines exit a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dustin D. March/Released)

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Physical Fitness

Foam roll with it!
Foam rolling can help increase your range of motion (that is, how much your muscles and joints can move) and...
What is a one-rep max?
How do you know how much weight to lift when you start a resistance-training program? Most programs are designed around...
To run indoors or outside?
With winter in full swing, your New Year’s resolution to run more can be hard to keep. On some days,...

Total Force Fitness

Holistic heart health
Heart disease is the #1 cause of death among adults in the U.S., but there are things you can do...
Azimuth check: Are you living your values?
Duty, integrity, ethics, honor, courage, loyalty: You know what these words mean, but how do they look in your daily...
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...

Nutrition

Operation “Learn to Cook”
Did you know that you can learn to cook like a pro—for free? Many military installations now offer programs that...
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...

Family & Relationships

Bed partners, sleep habits, and the path to sweet dreams
Lack of sleep doesn’t just negatively affect your physical and mental health and performance. Failure to get enough sleep can...
5 strategies to put family time first
It can be really tough for Military Service Members to have quality family time. Between work and kids, it’s normal...

Mental Fitness

Bed partners, sleep habits, and the path to sweet dreams
Lack of sleep doesn’t just negatively affect your physical and mental health and performance. Failure to get enough sleep can...
A mindfulness meditation primer
Whether deployed or at home, you can use mindfulness as a self-care tool to help optimize your performance and balance...
10 effective sleep habits
Sleep is vital for health, performance, and well-being—and the better the sleep, the greater its benefits. That’s why proper sleep...

Environment

Stay hydrated in the winter months
Most people associate dehydration with hot weather, but you can get dehydrated in cold weather too. It isn’t always easy...
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...