Old Man Who Threatened to Assault Trump Says We Need to Tone Down...
You Knew Some Democrat Was Going to Go There Concerning Biden's Mental Decline
Failed Trump Assassination Attempt Did Two Things for Dems, None of Them Good.
Trump Classified Docs Case Dismissed
Why 'Morning Joe' Wasn't on the Air Monday
How Will the Assassination Attempt Affect the Election? Pollster Weighs In.
'This Interaction Might Explain Why Trump Is Alive Today': Here's What Took Place...
Here's What Will Be Different About Trump's Convention Speech After Assassination Attempt
Another Billionaire Has Endorsed Trump After Assassination Attempt
How Will Trump Assassination Attempt Impact Security of RNC? Whatley Explains.
When You Set the Bar Low...You Jump Low
Donald Trump, America's Profile In Courage
Today, Mr. President, We Are All MAGA
Everything We've Discovered About the Would-Be Trump Assassin
The Protection of Divine Providence
Tipsheet

Overweight and Obesity Issues on Dramatic Rise in US Military

As our government inflates, national budgets increase, and spending on foreign wars reaches nearly $6 trillion, a few U.S service members have found the time to put on a few extra pounds themselves at an alarming rate over the past five years.   

Advertisement

According to the Defense Health Agency's latest monthly report, overweight and obese service members rose 73 percent across all age groups in the past five years.  

Nearly 10 percent of the Defense Department's active-duty forces were overweight or obese in 2015.  In 2011, only 4.5 percent of the force was diagnosed as overweight or obese.

While older service members were mainly the cause for the spike in numbers, it is alarming that of the 20-24-year-old range, the number of obese personnel has nearly doubled in the past five years.  

The report says that because of an obese general population, the military is having to accept obese people into basic training.

"The increase in obesity in the general population has resulted in ... [an] increase in the number of applicants for military service who are overweight and obese and at risk of being deemed 'medically unfit for service,' " the report said.

Sponsored

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement