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Safety Considerations

Safety is always a concern when exercising. By following proper instructions, stretching, watching out for others, drinking plenty of fluids, and working out with a friend you can eliminate most safety risks.

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Components of Fitness

Physical fitness, which is important for a successful career in the Army, involves several different components. Not only is fitness important to an individual soldier, but to the team as a whole.

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Components of Nutrition

In addition to exercise, proper nutrition plays a major role in maintaining total fitness. Eating a variety of foods and maintaining adequate energy balance are basic guidelines for a healthy diet.

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Prepare yourself both physically and mentally before leaving for Basic Combat Training and your first APFT. Use the Army’s APFT calculator to see how your score matches on the standards and balance out your workout program.

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Army Fitness App: C.O.R.E. OPS

Plug into an audio fitness experience that physically challenges your whole body by immersing you in the missions of an elite U.S. Army fighting unit deep in enemy territory.

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