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Human Performance Resource Center

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

Airmen, carrying rucksacks, participate in the 2016 Bataan Memorial Death March. U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Harry Brexel

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Physical Fitness

Foundational movements: Push
If a Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Coastie, and Marine are in a push-up competition, who would win? Well, it’s whoever watched...
A how-to on unit PT and injury prevention programs
Group physical training (PT) that incorporates an injury prevention program (IPP) can help improve your physical fitness and reduce your...
Beat exercise boredom and optimize your workouts with a new training plan
Tired of doing your same old exercise routine? A boring workout can lead to an unwanted training plateau, not to...

Total Force Fitness

Total Force Fitness Resources
This resource was created to help mental-health professionals incorporate Total Force Fitness and performance-optimization strategies into their work with Military...

Nutrition

10 meal-planning tips for busy families
As a parent, you want your family to eat healthy. But on those busy nights when you’re shuffling straight from...
Back-to-school ABCs for Total Family Fitness
As summer vacation comes to an end, the transition back to school is just around the corner. Now’s the time...
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...

Family & Relationships

Overcome attachment injury and move forward stronger
An attachment injury is an emotional wound to an intimate, interdependent relationship. It usually happens after a breach of trust—particularly...
Problem-solving for Couples [PDF]
It’s not always easy to work with your spouse or partner when problems arise. Sometimes it might even seem like...
When you’re both in uniform: Military couples today
Dual-military couples—where both partners are Military Service Members—are more common today than they once were. While it can be a...

Mental Fitness

Build group trust with these 3 tactics
Have you ever been in a group setting where you have an idea you think would be really valuable, but...
Optimize performance through positive self-talk
Self-talk is what you say to yourself in your heat-of-the-moment thoughts. Throughout the day, you interpret and review the different...
Create good habits with these 4 easy strategies
The beginning of any new situation—such as the school year, a new duty station, a birthday, or a new role—is...

Environment

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...
“Under-the-weather” rules for your next workout
Is it safe to exercise when you’re sick? The answer depends on your symptoms and how sick you’re actually feeling...
Heat illness: Prevention, treatment, and recovery
Exertional heat illness occurs when your body overheats during exercise. As your condition gets worse, your body can lose its...