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Human Performance Resource Center

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

Thunderbirds fly over Crater Lake, Oregon.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)

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Physical Fitness

Physical fitness: Good for your mind too
You already know regular exercise improves cardiovascular and muscular fitness, bone health, and sleep. Meeting the recommended 150 minutes of...
Exercising after your baby’s birth
Moderate exercise during pregnancy is generally safe if you are healthy and have a normal pregnancy. It can help relieve...
Do compression sleeves improve performance?
Chances are you’ve seen athletes wearing detached sleeves on their arms or legs—or long sleeves under their uniforms in the...

Total Force Fitness

PCS survival guide episode 1: Goal setting and flexibility
CHAMP, a center at the Unformed Services University, has created a new podcast series about how human performance optimization (HPO)...
PCS survival guide episode 2: Staying present and getting enough sleep
Welcome back to the CHAMP and Uniformed Services University PCS survival guide podcast. In episode 2 of this 3-episode series,...
PCS survival guide episode 3: Finding consistency, maintaining routines, and leveraging support
Welcome to the final installation of the CHAMP and Uniformed Services University PCS survival guide podcast. In this episode ,...

Nutrition

Summertime food safety
Picnics and barbecues are just around the corner, so be mindful of food safety as you soak up the summer...
How to maintain healthy eating while TDY
When you try to make healthy eating a priority, it can be tough to stay on track—especially when you’re not...

Family & Relationships

How teams build trust for peak performance
Trust in your teammates can help you reach optimal performance. Whether you’re active duty or a reservist, team performance is...
Internet safety tips for military kids
If you have kids, it’s essential to protect their online safety. Kids today have more access to computers, smartphones, and...
The family that plays together, stays together
An important part of your family’s health and happiness is making time to have fun together. Families who make time...

Mental Fitness

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...
Physical fitness: Good for your mind too
You already know regular exercise improves cardiovascular and muscular fitness, bone health, and sleep. Meeting the recommended 150 minutes of...
Create good habits with these 4 easy strategies
The beginning of any new situation—such a new duty station, a birthday, the start of the school year, or a...

Environment

Unpacking “heat illness”
As a Military Service Member, you’ve probably heard of heat illness, heat injury, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, or other heat-related...
Get your sun fix safely
When the summer sun’s shining, there’s nothing wrong with heading outside to “catch some rays”—in moderation. The sun helps your...
Sniffles or sick: What’s causing your springtime ick?
As spring sets in, flowers start to bloom and trees get their leaves back, bringing all of their pollen with...