Learn About Activity

​​​​Overview

Physical fitness and activity are crucial to ensuring Soldiers are able to perform the duties and responsibilities of their jobs. Practicing principles of safe and effective training enables Soldiers to maintain physical readiness and health. Soldiers and leaders across the Army agree that activity and fitness are essential to being a strong warfighter. Although Soldiers are generally more physically active than civilians, they are frequently at risk for overtraining and resulting injuries. Profiles and Army Physical Fitness Test failures are both associated with medical non-deployability. Despite obtaining some activity through structured unit physical readiness training, many Soldiers are sedentary over the course of the day, which can lead to adverse health outcomes over time.


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Feeling Burned Out at Work?

June 13, 2022

Everyone

To avoid burnout, experts recommend taking stock of your work-life balance and making the time to engage in leisure, fun activities, sports, and hobbies you enjoy. Continue Reading

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Aerobic Activity Goals

April 28, 2022

Everyone

Aerobic exercise is also called cardiovascular training because it helps build your body’s ability to pump blood and oxygen to your working muscles. Continue Reading

Soldier performing the 3 repetition maximum deadlift as part of the Army Combat Fitness Test

The Army Combat Fitness Test

November 05, 2021

Military

This new physical fitness test will strengthen unit and collective readiness and provide the nation with physically fit Soldiers of unmatched lethality to deploy, fight and win decisively on any future battlefield. Continue Reading

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Physical Activity Can Protect Your Joints

November 03, 2021

Everyone

Rather than “wear and tear,” a more accurate description of the effect of physical activity may be “repetition and condition.” When your body undergoes regular, progressive exercise, your tissues adapt and become more conditioned. Continue Reading

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Introduction to Activity

November 03, 2021

Everyone

Physical activity is more than just "exercise" or "working out"— it's living an active lifestyle. Regular movement throughout the day inspires positive health outcomes over time. Continue Reading

Family working out at home with child

Staying Physically Fit while at Home

October 19, 2021

Everyone

While maintaining physical fitness is important for general health and stress management, it is even more critical during times of social distancing. Creativity is key during teleworking under social isolation when access to gyms is unavailable. Continue Reading

Soldiers with kettle bells.

Reduce Your Risk of a Stress Fracture

October 19, 2021

Everyone

Stress fractures are among the leading causes of medical holdovers that occur during basic military training. Along with proper exercise and training, vitamin D and calcium may play a role in helping you build and maintain strong bones. Continue Reading

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