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Physical Fitness

Ankle Pain Algorithm
The Ankle Pain Algorithm below is a flowchart of diagnosis and therapies you can download and print.
Introduction to the foundational movements of functional fitness
The foundational movements of an exercise program are the most basic movements you perform throughout your program, but they’re often...

Nutrition

Staying hydrated during exercise
Drinking fluids during exercise is essential for you to remain hydrated and maintain your physical and mental performance. When you...
Hydration basics
Every body needs enough water. Inadequate fluid intake can lead to dehydration that affects your mental and physical performance. The...
Omega-3 fatty acids in food
Omega-3 fatty acids make up a family of polyunsaturated fatty acids that are essential for health. They’re an important component...

Family & Relationships

Navigate the shift: Performance tips for deployed-in-place Warfighters and their families
As remote combat technology advances, Service Members and their families are redefining what successful deployment—and the transition home—looks like. For...
Parenting after deployment
When a Service Member transitions back from a deployment, stress levels can spike in military families. It can be hard...
Reconnect with your spouse after deployment
A post-deployment reunion with your spouse can be a time of mixed emotions: excitement and relief coupled with concern and...

Mental Fitness

Tune your body for high performance through HRV
It isn’t always the strongest or smartest who survive; often it’s those who can adapt best to change. As a...
Do you have a “gold-medal” mindset?
It’s time for the Winter Olympics, and many look forward to watching top athletes compete in the biggest events of...

Environment

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...
Lavender and stress reduction
Your sense of smell is a powerful tool when it comes to how you interact with your environment. Certain smells...