How Does Obesity Affect Our Nation’s Military?

How Does Obesity Affect Our Nation’s Military?

Reports show that many Americans are too unhealthy or overweight to qualify for the military, ultimately causing a concern for national security. One report showed that between 2006 and 2011, around 62,000 recruits, who showed up to enlist, failed their entrance physicals due to weight issues. The report also showed that one-quarter of all Americans between the ages of 17 and 24 were too overweight to enlist.

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