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Human Performance Resource Center

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

Service Member demonstrates the thermal breaching method (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Devan Gowans)

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Physical Fitness

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

Do chaplains keep what I tell them confidential?
If you’re facing an ethical concern and not sure where to turn to for assistance, chaplains can help. In fact,...
An introduction to spiritual fitness
It’s an experience Military Service Members know all too well: It’s time to move again. The stress, confusion, and discomfort...
Can you hear me now? Preventing job-related hearing loss
Hearing is one of the 5 senses critical to your job performance, situational awareness, and survival on the battlefield. Noises...

Nutrition

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

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...
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.”...
4 powerful performance-enhancement questions optimists ask
How you think has a direct impact on how you perform. Thinking optimistically can have a tremendous positive impact on...

Environment

Can you hear me now? Preventing job-related hearing loss
Hearing is one of the 5 senses critical to your job performance, situational awareness, and survival on the battlefield. Noises...
Especially for families: How to help your warrior with TBI
What’s 2 x 2 equal? How about 4 x 4? The speed at which your brain processes those questions and...
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...