Obesity and Its Relation to Physical Fitness in the U.S. Military
ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA
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Obesity and physical fitness are commonly thought to be antithetical. One only has to consider certain categories of elite athletes -- such as Olympic weight lifters and football defensive linemen -- to recognize that the relationship may be more complex. While not typically concerned with elite athletic performance in the military services, we are concerned with a wide variety of occupational demands that vary in their relationship to body fatness and other body composition components. The intent of this article is to present the relationships between the body composition components, particularly fatness, and the various aspects of physical fitness in the military.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Anatomy and Physiology