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Highlights of the June 2011 Issue

Nasa Fitness — In-Flight Ingenuity ... Helping Astronauts Stay Fit in Zero G


Imagining what life might be like at the International Space Station, the mind conjures up images of astronauts floating around weightless in zero gravity. But what most of us do not think of are the tremendous challenges they face in combating all of the negative effects zero gravity has on the body, from bone-mass and muscle loss to decreases in cardiovascular ability, as well as vestibular or inner ear/balance issues. Read more...

Federal Fitness — Defense Information Systems Agency:
New Home Brings Wellness into Focus

With the move to Fort Meade, Md., as mandated by the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) now has a state-of-the-art wellness center with enough space to offer comprehensive wellness and fitness programs to all DISA civilian employees working at the new headquarters and throughout its many field locations located around the world.


Special Ops Fitness — Navy SEAL Lab Preparing Tactical Athletes for Combat

In recognizing the brave actions of the Navy SEALs who successfully completed that now historic mission in Pakistan, it brings to light the incredible sacrifices – physical, emotional and other – required by these combat warriors. To help optimize their operational performance and minimize injury and downtime, Navy Special Warfare (NSW) has embarked on an ambitious effort by creating a Human Performance Lab at NAB Little Creek, Va., under the guidance of the University of Pittsburgh. Read more...