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Human Performance Resource Center

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

Airmen greet their family members. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Shannon Hall)

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Physical 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...
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...
Are you at risk for heart disease?
Heart disease is the #1 cause of death among adults in the United States. More than 600,000 Americans die from...

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...
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...

Family & Relationships

How to support your uniformed partner when you’re not in uniform
Whether you’re new to the military community or you’ve been part of the military family for a while, you might...
Swipe right: Make online dating work for you
Dating in the digital age means there are many websites and apps at your disposal, seeking to match you with...
Bored in your relationship? Try this.
Sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint why you’re bored in your relationship or when things started to get dull. Maybe you...

Mental Fitness

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...
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...

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...