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Title:Physical fitness resources to ignite a healthier future

Author:Christopher McAllister

Date:February 2024

Source:U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs © 2024, Reprinted with permission

Volume:Volume 3 Issue 208

Staying physically fit after serving in the military is essential for Veterans. It supports overall health and mental well-being, and can help with the transition to civilian life. Regular exercise provides a sense of routine and discipline, which helps with adaptation outside the military environment. Fitness contributes to long-term health, helps manage stress and improves overall quality of life.

If you have disabilities, physical activity can be adapted to your abilities. Adaptive exercises can improve mobility, strength and mental well-being.

It's important to consult with your primary care doctor or health team to develop a personalized fitness plan that accommodates your specific needs and challenges. Remember, your fitness journey is unique to you.

Here are some popular fitness resources for Veterans to get started on the road to a happy, healthy you:

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