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Strategies to Prepare Your Body for a PT Test

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For military personnel, the physical fitness (PT) test measures strength, physical capabilities, and endurance. The most common one is a three-pronged version where personnel must complete a certain number of push-ups and sit-ups in a one-minute period, along with a two-mile run in a prescribed amount of time. The number of push-ups/sit-ups and the two-mile cutoff times are determined by gender and age. Regardless of where you fall on the age/gender spectrum, here are four ways to prepare for your body for a PT test.

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Tags: Mindset, Military, Running, Focus

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5 Habits Holding You Back in the Gym

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Getting yourself to the gym is a great start, but what you do while you're there can help (or hurt) your progress. Avoid these unhealthy gym habits and use the tips below to make the most of your time in the gym and reach your goals faster.

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How to Reduce Stress When You're Downrange

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There’s perhaps nothing more stressful for soldiers than being deployed overseas—or “downrange.” Between being in a war zone and away from family, the stress can be overwhelming. But there are ways to reduce stress when downrange, according to Dr. Roy Sugarman, the director of applied neuroscience at EXOS. These strategies also have applications to daily life, even if you’re not in the military. Sugarman recommends these five approaches to reduce stress.

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Tags: Stress, Military, Pressure

In the News

Core Performance is Now EXOS

Athletes’ Performance, the leader in proactive health and human performance, announced it will begin operating under the new name EXOS immediately. The rebrand unifies the existing Athletes’ Performance and Core Performance brands.

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In the News

New Book by Mark Verstegen to Win All Day, Every Day

Anyone can achieve excellence for a day, even a week or a month. That’s easy. But a high performer is one who does it consistently for years over the course of a career. While you may be performing well some of the time, you can perform better and more consistently with the help of Mark Verstegen's new book, Every Day Is Game Day: The Proven System of Elite Performance to Win All Day, Every Day.

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Well at Work

15 Healthy Resolutions for the Workplace

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Most people create New Year’s resolutions based on their personal lives. They resolve to lose weight, travel more, and spend more time with family. But few give much thought to how they might improve the part of their lives that commands the most time and energy: work. Though it’s natural to want to separate work and personal life, our modern technological culture makes it increasingly difficult to do so. Because of that, it’s even more necessary to take action to establish habits for a healthy workplace. With that in mind, here are 15 healthy resolutions for the workplace.

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Tags: Work, Lunch, Hydration, Health

Nutrition

Exercising Pre-Holiday Can Help Fight Effects of Overeating, According to Study

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Worried that your holiday food spread will damage your diet? A small study from the University of Bath found that working out 45 minutes a day leading up to the holidays can help counteract some of the effects of overeating.

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Tags: Health, Eating Out, Cooking, Weight Loss, Food

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Study: Exercise Boosts Creativity

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Feeling uninspired? A quick workout can help boost your creativity and problem-solving skills, according to a small study published in the Frontiers of Human Neuroscience.

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Tags: Focus, Health

Well at Work

Employees Motivated to Work Harder When They Feel Appreciated

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Want to keep your employees happy and motivated? Show your appreciation. Employees who feel their work is appreciated and recognized by their boss are more likely to work harder, according to a new study by Glassdoor, an online career site.

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Tags: Work, Motivation

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17 Healthy Holiday Gifts for Every Budget

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We've pulled together a list of healthy, performance-boosting gifts from our partners and other brands to make this year's gift-giving season easier and more budget-friendly. The gifts range in price, so you can stick to your budget (big or small) with the items on the list.

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Tags: Health, Gear, Home

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Movement

Mark Verstegen’s Hip-Strengthening Workout for Women

Train an often overlooked area with this mini-workout from Core Performance’s founder.

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Feeling Uninspired? Take a Walk

When you feel your creativity lacking, taking a walk can help you find inspiration, according to a small study from Stanford University researchers.

Nutrition

3 Steps to World Cup-Worthy Pregame Nutrition

Follow this three-step nutrition plan to improve your focus, boost energy, and power your performance

Well at Work

Survey: American Employees Skipping Vacation Days for Work

A new survey found that only 25 percent of employees with paid time off took advantage of it in 2013.

The Performance Life

5 Tips to Build Teamwork and Fun Through Obstacle Racing

Here's what you need to know about using obstacle races to build teamwork at work.