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Spooked by obesity trends, the U.S. military is redefining its basic fitness standards

29 Aug 2016 9:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

For the first time in 14 years, the military is rewriting its body composition standards and the methods used to determine whether troops are too fat to serve. Pentagon officials intend to publish a new policy later this year, a document expected to have sweeping effects on how the military defines and measures health and fitness. The review comes amid rising concern about obesity. Among civilians, it is shrinking the pool of qualified prospective recruits. And in the active-duty force, a rising number of overweight troops poses risks to readiness and health care costs." Full story click here


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