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Physical Fitness (PF)

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Date of Publication:
3/10/2022

The capacity to perform physical activity, primarily characterized by the health-related components of cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, body composition, and flexibility.

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Nutritional Fitness

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Date of Publication:
3/10/2022

Having the nutrients needed to facilitate not only good health and readiness but also resilience against the physical and mental stressors associated with military service. Nutritional fitness contributes to resilience by helping service ...

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Military Services

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Date of Publication:
3/10/2022

The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Space Force, and the Reserve Components.

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Total Force Fitness

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Date of Publication:
3/10/2022

This concept integrates health, resilience, and human performance across eight domains: physical fitness, environmental fitness, medical and dental fitness, nutritional fitness, spiritual fitness, psychological fitness, social fitness, and ...

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Muscular Endurance

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/10/2022

The ability of a skeletal muscle to perform repeated contractions for an extended period of time. It is measured as the number of submaximal contractions performed or submaximal sustained contraction time. Common muscular tests (e.g., push-ups ...

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Physical Readiness

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Date of Publication:
3/10/2022

The overall capacity to perform the physical duty of military service to include combat, consisting of the components of physical fitness.

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Injury

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/10/2022

Damage caused by the transfer of an external mechanical, chemical, electrical, or radiological energy to the body. Most injuries are from mechanical energy transfer that results from either an abrupt high intensity force (acute traumatic ...

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Evidenced Based

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Date of Publication:
3/10/2022

An approach to medicine that emphasizes the practice application of the findings of the best available current research.

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Evidence Based Clinical Practice Guideline

Body Fat (BF)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/10/2022

The body is composed of fat and fat-free mass (which includes body water, bone mineral, proteins, glycogen, and other minerals). “Body fat” is expressed as “a percentage of body fat to total body weight.” Total body fat ...

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Body Composition (BC)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/10/2022

The distribution of body mass between three separate compartments: fat-free tissue or lean body mass, extracelluar water, and adipose tissue.

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Aerobic Fitness or Cardiorespiratory Endurance

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Date of Publication:
3/10/2022

The functional capacity of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels to deliver oxygen to the working muscles, and its use by the muscles to oxidize energy sources to generate energy over sustained periods of time. Essentially, it is the body&rsquo ...

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Muscular Strength

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/10/2022

The maximal force that can be exerted in a single voluntary contraction of a skeletal muscle. The simplest measure of strength involves various one-repetition maximum weight-lifting test (the heaviest weight that can be lifted only once).

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Adverse Event

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/9/2022

Any untoward medical occurrence associated with the use of a dietary supplement in humans, whether or not considered related to such use.

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DOD 6130.06 : Use of Dietary Supplements in the DOD

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Operation Supplement Safety (OPSS)

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Date of Publication:
3/9/2022

The DoD program dedicated to educating Service members and their families on all aspects of dietary supplements. It includes an educational interactive website supported by Service member education, consultations, and training on dietary ...

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DOD 6130.06 : Use of Dietary Supplements in the DOD

Vitamin

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/9/2022

An organic compound and an essential nutrient that an organism requires in limited amounts. 

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DOD 6130.06 : Use of Dietary Supplements in the DOD
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