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Human Performance Resource Center

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

Corpsman boards the USS Preble. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Morgan K. Nall/Released

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Physical Fitness

But it’ll hurt my back! Escape fear-avoidance behaviors and stay active
When you’re in pain, exercising can seem like a no-win situation. Avoiding physical activity out of fear your pain will...
When “rubbing dirt in it” isn’t the answer: Breaking injury stigma to improve readiness
Military Service Members are required to maintain high levels of physical fitness and skill in order to be mission ready...
Can exercise relieve chronic pain?
If you struggle with chronic pain, you might feel that exercise is futile: It hurts when you don't exercise, and...

Total Force Fitness

Battlefield Acupuncture (BFA)
Learn how battlefield auricular acupuncture, a technique using small, semi-permanent needles placed on the surface of the ear, might help...
Spiritual fitness: One path to reclaiming your life after sexual assault
Military sexual trauma (MST) can happen to anyone: It isn’t limited to a particular gender or sexual orientation. If you’ve...
Take control over your pain
Effectively managing pain can be complicated. Some forms of pain can have emotional, mental, spiritual, and relationship consequences, but each...

Nutrition

Fuel up to stay everyday strong
It’s important to be strategic about what you eat and drink on training and event days, but fueling your body...
Food-diary apps to keep you on track
One of the best ways to lose and maintain weight, or just improve your overall nutrition, is to keep track...
An athlete’s guide to everyday nutrient timing
When you eat is as important as what you eat when it comes to athletic performance. The tips below can...

Family & Relationships

Especially for men: Round out your circle of friends
Support systems come in many forms—family members, neighbors, community members—and they all play an important role in your health and...
7 Steps for Positive Partner Time-outs
Learn how to separate and reunite happier and healthier when conflict arises in relationships with these 7 steps.
3 sneaky relationship-damaging habits to avoid
Imagine your battle buddy comes to you and says, “Hey, can we talk for a minute? I have a problem.”...

Mental Fitness

Take control over your pain
Effectively managing pain can be complicated. Some forms of pain can have emotional, mental, spiritual, and relationship consequences, but each...
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...
When “rubbing dirt in it” isn’t the answer: Breaking injury stigma to improve readiness
Military Service Members are required to maintain high levels of physical fitness and skill in order to be mission ready...

Environment

Leaving on a jet plane? Here’s what happens when your plane loses pressure
Commercial flying is becoming more common for Military Service Members, their families, and civilians. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reports...
Reduce your risk of tick bites and Lyme Disease
Ahhh, summer... While the extra time spent outside often brings fun memories, it also can mean a higher risk for...