11 Jan '18, 5pm

#Military #Millenials #Snowflakes #PhysEd . Physically Fit Army Recruits Harder to Find

Physically fit Army recruits are getting harder to find, according to a public health report that highlights how increased rates of obesity, physical inactivity, and chronic disease may pose a threat to U.S. military readiness and national security. The lack of activity and obesity increases the risk of injury among soldiers in basic training and, according to The Reno Gazette-Journal , the government loses $31,000 for every recruit ruled out by attrition. “This has a real impact on national security,” said Daniel Bornstein, a researcher who led the study, per USA Today . Recruits who entered the army between 2010 and 2013 were included in the study and aspects such as their initial physical tests and injury rates after reaching basic training were analyzed. What researchers found was that the problem of finding physically fit recruits was acute in the South, which is wher...

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