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HPRC is a DoD initiative that promotes all aspects of human performance - exercise, nutrition, mental fitness, dietary supplements, environment - through evidence-based tips and information focused on military members and families.

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Get the skinny on fat burners and other weight loss supplements from OPSS!

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Happy Independence Day!

Have a safe, happy #4thofJuly!

If you’re lighting off #fireworks tonight, follow these tips to prevent injuries.

Happy #IndependenceDay!

On this Fourth of July, and every day, we are grateful for the men and women who keep us safe and free. #HappyFourth! #July4th 🇺🇸🎆

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Wellness Wednesday: Sleep and improving readiness

Want to improve your health and performance? Get some quality sleep!

If you are having trouble sleeping, here are a few tips in the U.S. Coast Guard blog! #WellnessWednesday

compass.coastguard.blog Sleep, or lack of it, can influence our health in many ways. It is sometimes an overlooked factor when members consider improving their health.

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Human Performance Optimized: Mantras and the military family

Shared mantras can help your family get through tough times and stay connected when you’re apart. Learn how one SOF spouse developed a mantra with her husband.

hprc-online.blogspot.com military family Mantras and the military family July 01, 2019 By: Libby Alders, MS* Mottos and mantras are fascinating. Admittedly though, I geek out quickly when it comes to business and/or philosophical concepts, so creating a mantra (word or phrase that shows your thoughts or beliefs about someth...

Take A.I.M to reach your peak performance!

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Boost your fitness with yoga! | Human Performance Resource Center

Consider adding #yoga to your #fitness routine to maximize your performance. #FitnessFriday

hprc-online.org Adding yoga to your fitness routine can build strength and endurance, increase focus, and improve your well-being. What’s more, yoga can help reduce stress and relieve pain from injury or illness. No matter what motivates your health or performance goals, you can benefit from HPRC’s video series...

Mindfulness can help optimize your performance and health! Try this #mindfulness #meditation primer: http://ow.ly/BCPx30p19nv

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Human Performance Optimized: New to mindfulness? Try these 3 tips for beginners.

Enhance your performance by maintaining a mindfulness practice! Not sure where to start? Use these 3 tips. #WellnessWednesday

hprc-online.blogspot.com mental fitness New to mindfulness? Try these 3 tips for beginners. June 24, 2019 By: Gabe Paoletti, EdD, MAPP*Mindfulness can help you cope with stress, lower your blood pressure, sleep better, become more focused and alert, and improve your relationships with those around you. Regular practice of m...

Get the facts on aromatase inhibitors for muscle building from Operation Supplement Safety (OPSS). #MensHealth

Watch out for muscle-building supplements marketed to contain aromatase inhibitors, such as arimistane. http://ow.ly/3BFx50uI8zs #MensHealth

Follow these reminders to improve your overall efficiency and reduce your risk for injury!

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Exercise and breathing in summer | Human Performance Resource Center

#DYK: Exercising outdoors when it is hot and humid can not only be uncomfortable but sometimes unhealthy. Learn how to beat the heat and workout safely. #FridayFitness #summer

hprc-online.org Exercising outdoors can be uncomfortable and sometimes unhealthy when it’s hot and humid, but there are ways to work out through the weather woes. You’re more likely to breathe faster and deeper and through your mouth—bypassing your nose’s natural filtration system—on hot days. You also ri...

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Learn how the military uses acupuncture for pain management.

Did you know the military uses a type of auricular acupuncture for pain management?

Watch CAPT Scott Cota discuss some common questions about battlefield acupuncture, a technique using small, semi-permanent needles placed on the surface of the ear.

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Free summer fun for military families | Human Performance Resource Center

Summer's almost here! Plan some fun activities that are free to military families.

hprc-online.org Plan some indoor and outdoor adventures with your kids this summer and enjoy free admission to national parks and museums across the country. Hiking, camping, and learning activities are good for their minds and bodies.

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Experts: Carbs are not the enemy in health, wellness battle

Learn why cutting out all carbs from your diet might not be the best nutritional approach to fitness and performance optimization.

health.mil Shift focus away from any specific macronutrient, experts say

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Why grit matters | Human Performance Resource Center

Find out what grit is, and how you can get more of it.

hprc-online.org Most people believe that talent and ability primarily enable peak performance and achievement. Emerging research shows that “grit”—a combination of effort and interest—also can predict success across a variety of domains, above and beyond your talents and skills. But what is grit? And is it ...

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Military dads’ strengths and obstacles | Human Performance Resource Center

"Your skills as a Service Member can work in your favor as a parent, but they sometimes can make fatherhood challenging as well."

Saluting all #MilitaryDads!

hprc-online.org Your skills as a Service Member can work in your favor as a parent, but they sometimes can make fatherhood challenging as well. When fathers are involved in their kids’ lives, children do better in school and they’re good at problem-solving. They’re more socially and emotionally steady too. Yo...

Learn how to keep fruits & vegetables fresher longer. Via American Heart Association http://ow.ly/9hCD50uDbcl #freshfruitandvegatablemonth

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Human Performance Optimized: Volunteer like your life depends on it (because it might)

"To get involved in volunteer work is a free and potentially rewarding way to extend a helping hand to those who need support" -- Guest Blogger & USU Graduate Student Dakota Gilmore

hprc-online.blogspot.com social support Volunteer like your life depends on it (because it might) June 10, 2019 By: Dakota Gillmore, 2LT, USA*Summer is a busy time of year for many people. Whether you’re attending ball games, taking kids to the pool, or escaping for a weekend getaway, the longer, warmer days mean there’...

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Hip Pain | Human Performance Resource Center

If you are experiencing pain in your hip(s), try these exercises from Rx3 for relief. #TipTuesday

hprc-online.org The Rx3 Hip Pain Rehabilitation program is organized in 3 phases based on how far along in recovery you are. Unless your healthcare provider instructs otherwise, begin with Phase 1. First find the phase you need in the Program Document section and read the full program description, so that you have....

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Food-diary apps to keep you on track | Human Performance Resource Center

Do you track what you eat AND drink throughout the day?

Whether you have an #android or #apple device, keeping track of what you consume can help you meet or maintain your fitness goals.

hprc-online.org One of the best ways to lose and maintain weight, or just improve your overall nutrition, is to keep track of what you eat and drink every day. Do you know how much you actually consume? A simple way to take charge of your eating habits is to use a food diary on your mobile device.

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Summertime food safety | Human Performance Resource Center

Don't let foodborne illnesses sideline your picnic or barbecue! Follow these tips to keep your food and loved ones safe.

hprc-online.org Picnics and barbecues are just around the corner, so be mindful of food safety as you soak up the summer sun and fun. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates one in 6 Americans get sick from foodborne illnesses, including those associated with poorly cooked or stored foods in....

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Remembering #DDay

Remembering #DDay

“This operation is not being planned with any alternatives. This operation is planned as a victory, and that’s the way it’s going to be. We’re going down there, and we’re throwing everything we have into it, and we’re going to make it a success.”
-- U.S. Army Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

#DDay75

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Get your sun fix safely | Human Performance Resource Center

Protect yourself and your family from the sun’s harmful rays while still enjoying the great outdoors. #WellnessWednesday

hprc-online.org When the summer sun’s shining, there’s nothing wrong with heading outside to “catch some rays”—in moderation. The sun helps your body make vitamin D, which is good for your bones and boosts serotonin, a hormone that improves mood, energy, and focus. You need to be in the sun for as little ...

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Improve your flexibility | Human Performance Resource Center

Flexibility can help you reach your peak fitness and reduce injuries. Use these 6 strategies to increase range-of-motion.

hprc-online.org Flexibility, also referred to as range motion (ROM), is a major component of fitness. Decreased ROM may leave you susceptible to injuries or even affect your performance if you’re joints aren’t able to move to their fullest potential. For example, tight hip joints might negatively affect your ru...

[06/03/19]   When is your favorite time to exercise?

The best time of day to exercise is the time when you can maintain a consistent exercise routine. https://www.hprc-online.org/articles/best-time-to-exercise

Thank you all for participating in this year's STRONG B.A.N.D.S. campaign! Continue to "Reach Your Peak" throughout the year by visiting our website to get the evidence-based information and tips on Total Force Fitness.

As the STRONG B.A.N.D.S. campaign comes to a close, we hope everyone continues to wear their bands and their commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Congratulations on being part of the #StrongBANDS team! Look for the 10th Anniversary of STRONG B.A.N.D.S. at your garrison in 2020! Until then, REACH YOUR PEAK by staying healthy and STRONG!
Special thanks to our partners HPRC - Human Performance Resource Center and Exchange

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Physical fitness: Good for your mind too | Human Performance Resource Center

#DYK regular physical activity also benefits your mental performance?

hprc-online.org You already know regular exercise improves cardiovascular and muscular fitness, bone health, and sleep. Meeting the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week also reduces your risk of heart disease—the No. 1 killer of Americans every year—as well as stroke, and t...

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Human Performance Optimized: Lessons learned from Lyme disease: Once bitten, twice shy

Learn about one person’s experience with Lyme disease—and some prevention tips for you and your loved ones.

hprc-online.blogspot.com environment Lessons learned from Lyme disease: Once bitten, twice shy May 23, 2019 By: Melissa Reichley, military daughter* Spring has sprung and summer’s upon us! Yes, I’m one who beams with joy at sunny skies, warmer weather, and the promise of more time outside. Yet, as all these happy though...

This is the final #StrongBANDS Trivia Tuesday question this year. Answer on Army Family and MWR Programs page for a chance to win!

Hint: Visit hprc-online.org to help find the answer.

STRONG B.A.N.D.S. TRIVIA TIME!
Each Tuesday in May, we’ll test your health and fitness knowledge here. Answer the question below in the comments section for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

When building team cohesion, members who are both committed to one another and a task, mission, or cause is an example of what?
One lucky winner will be announced here tomorrow after 10:00 CST. Find contest rules and answers at the #StrongBANDS website: https://www.armymwr.com/programs-and-services/sports-and-fitness/strong-bands/contest-rules
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Honoring all military service members who sacrificed their lives to save yours. #MemorialDay

Take time today to honor all the military medics who sacrificed their lives to save yours. #MemorialDay

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The Great Outdoors: The Health Benefits of Nature for Military Families - Military Families Learning Network

This weekend, consider spending time outdoors with the whole family to reconnect with each other and nature!

via Military Families Learning Network

militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org By: Jason Jowers Military life can be challenging and stressful for military service members and their families. And with this increased stress, it makes it harder and harder for parents to find meaningful ways to connect with their kids and to provide support in their everyday lives. One way for th...

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Increased Heart Rate Variability (HRV) can help manage stress, improve focus and speed up recovery. What are two techniques you can use to train your HRV?
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Physical fitness: Good for your mind too | Human Performance Resource Center

Build resilience with regular physical activity! #MondayMove

hprc-online.org You already know regular exercise improves cardiovascular and muscular fitness, bone health, and sleep. Meeting the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week also reduces your risk of heart disease—the No. 1 killer of Americans every year—as well as stroke, and t...

Use these grocery lists to make selections that won't compromise your nutrition goals while traveling.

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PCS survival guide episode 2: Staying present and getting enough sleep | Human Performance Resource Center

LISTEN to Episode 2 of our PCS podcast series! This one is about mindfulness and sleep when you’re on the move.

hprc-online.org Welcome back to the CHAMP and Uniformed Services University PCS survival guide podcast. In episode 2 of this 3-episode series, we talk about “staying present” and the importance of sleep while you’re in the process of moving.

Afternoon slump? Moderate your caffeine. Try not to drink too much before bed time.

Caffeine goes by many names. Be sure to read the product label and avoid it at least 6 hours before bedtime so you can get the sleep you need to power you through the next day. #TipTuesday #BetterSleepMonth

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PCS survival guide episode 1: Goal setting and flexibility [Audio] | Human Performance Resource Center

We have a NEW podcast on applying human performance optimization strategies to help prepare for PCS.

Listen to the first episode about pre-PCS goal setting and flexibility.

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Healthy eating can be hard to accomplish when you’re in temporary housing. But with some creativity and a plan, you can “cook at home” and save money too.

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How teams build trust for peak performance | Human Performance Resource Center

Learn how trust and teamwork go hand in hand when it comes to boosting your performance.

hprc-online.org Trust in your teammates can help you reach optimal performance. Whether you’re active duty or a reservist, team performance is critical to mission success. In fact, a high level of trust in military teams is associated with improved cohesion, higher morale, and greater achievement. Why? Well, in s...

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