|Photo: Brian Mosley via: NPC|
I had read many stories about how our nations downward spiral towards obesity, this has impacted our nations military in a negative fashion. Not only are our nations enrollees too obese to enlist but, if you saw season 10 of the Biggest Loser, you witnessed some horrid nutrition being fed to the soldiers that did make it through the enlistment requirements. After a full day of working out, boot camp style for lean and healthy solders, they then are faced with an artery clogging heart attack worthy buffet line. I do hope that the military also takes some nutrition tip from the X man and then the steps to revamp the military nutritional plan as well as their fitness training regime. If the military experiences the same success as the dedicated users of the P90X program then our military will soon be a force ready to take on their adversary without pause.
If you are thinking about the military and want to get in shape to ensure you will have "what it takes" to "Bring It" Tony Horton style then click here for your own P90X program..
You can see the various opinions on the state of our future enlistees here by reading:
NPR's: To Fat to Fight: Obesity Threatens Military Recruiting, that posts facts like these:
"During World War II, at least 40 percent of potential military recruits were undernourished. So after the war, military leaders helped convince Congress to pass the National School Lunch Program to make subsidized meals part of kids' nutritional curriculum.
And, maybe partly as a result, today's soldiers are an inch-and-a-half taller on average.But now the military has the opposite problem, young people are getting too much nutrition. A growing number of potential recruits are "too fat to fight.""
Science Daily's: Climbing Obesity Rates Threaten U.S. National Security by Hampering Military Recruitment