Sunday, January 18, 2009
It seems that the U.S. Army is turning away a lot of applicants because they are just too fat to fight. I can be more political correct and say that the BMI of many of these folks are above the standard deviation needed to be an effective military personnel. Whatever. The point is that one general is trying to do something about it by envisioning a pre-training program to "transform chubby trainees into svelte soldiers". This is brilliant! Here is why. Over the past four years 47,447 potential recruits flunked induction physicals at the nation's 35 Military Entrance Processing Stations because they were overweight. That number is astounding and speaks volumes about our country's health. Maybe we shouldn't be getting rid of gym in schools, huh? I also know that the military will tinker with the recruit's height a little to give them a better BMI in order to get them in. In other words, the ones that don't pass are really out of the wiggle room zone. By forming these fit camps, many recruits will join just to lose weight and get in shape. Who knows if they will even go on to the military once they start changing their body? That is why the military needs to charge for this. They can make it for everyone and make it hip. It could offset some of the huge amount of money that the military costs us. This sounds crazy but it isn't. Set up "pre-boot camps" for pre-recruits and for regular people as well. Brand it and expand it. This general is a genius.
Posted by Authentic Medicine Blog at 9:21 AM