Thursday, August 19, 2010
Too Fat To Fight?
Army recruiters are getting worried about the obesity epidemic. One shocking statistic here:
And up to 9 million Americans ages 17 to 24 -- or nearly 27 percent of the prime military recruiting age demographic -- are "too fat to serve in the military," according to an April study from Mission: Readiness, a non-profit group composed of senior retired military officials
They were noticing this problem even a couple years ago.
Problem is all the anti obesity programs are recycling all the stuff that hasn't worked yet and the worsening economy [unless it worsens to the point where we have food shortages and famine] is only going to lead to more bad food, and obesity.