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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Introduction to Activity

October 06, 2017

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

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Step Activity Goals

October 06, 2017

Moving during the day, in addition to physical training, is necessary to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and other health conditions. If you spend over 6 hours per day sitting, then you are at risk! Continue Reading

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Aerobic Activity Goals

October 06, 2017

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

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Strength Activity Goals

October 06, 2017

Strength training can not only help you build strength and gain muscle, but also can boost your metabolism and help with weight management. Continue Reading

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Physical Readiness

October 06, 2017

Physical Readiness is the ability to meet the physical demands of any combat or duty position, accomplish the mission, and continue to fight and win. Continue Reading

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Running

October 06, 2017

Running can be done in virtually any environment and location and is an excellent way to achieve cardiovascular fitness. Continue Reading

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Extreme Conditioning Programs

October 06, 2017

Extreme Conditioning Programs (ECPs) are workout programs that combine high-intensity exercises with short rest periods between sets. They are also known as high intensity circuit training or high intensity interval training (HIIT). Continue Reading

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Kids Need Activity Too

October 06, 2017

It’s important for children to engage in physical activity. Be a good role model. Your health is critical to the well-being of your family. The more active you are, the more likely your kids will follow suit. Continue Reading

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