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Physical Fitness

Merry Fitmas: Stay fit during the holidays
It’s holiday time, and maintaining your fitness can be a challenge with all the hustle and bustle of the season...
Subacromial Impingement Syndrome (SIS) [PDF]
Download and print this article for healthcare providers on Subacromial Impingement Syndrome (SIS).
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) [PDF]
Download and print this article for healthcare providers on Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS).

Total Force Fitness

Imagery improves your total fitness
Imagery is a skill that can help optimize your total fitness, including your physical and mental performance, nutrition, and relationship...
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...
Prevent TBIs this summer and beyond
During Men’s Health Month, HPRC is taking a closer look at men’s risk of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The good...

Nutrition

Set your “sight” on eating right
You probably know that what you eat has an effect on your performance, readiness, and health. But did you know...
Learn about HPRC’s Warfighter Nutrition Guide
HPRC’s Warfighter Nutrition Guide (WNG) is your go-to resource for all your nutritional needs. It includes a variety of materials...
Ladies: Add pep to your training envIRONment
It’s important to include iron-rich foods in your healthy eating plan, so you can perform well at the gym or...

Family & Relationships

Single military parents can thrive with support
Single parents without partners take on day-to-day caregiving duties, but having to “do it all” on your own can be...

Mental Fitness

Why does gratitude matter?
The ability to appreciate what others have done for you and to be inspired to reciprocate can make you feel...
What is grit and how do I get it?
Grit is about holding steadfast to goals that give you meaning. When things become difficult, you might say, “All right,...
The ABCs of optimal performance
Most people don’t realize their thoughts and beliefs —and how they interpret or think about what happens to them—actually drive...

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...

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