Here’s why fighting youth obesity is a matter of national security

Whether or not you consider military service an attractive option, it’s hard to argue against a strong military being essential to America’s security.

Yet the U.S. military faces increasing difficulty finding enough quality recruits to meet its already slimmed-down goals. According to the Pentagon, 71 percent of Americans age 17 to 24 are ineligible to join the military, primarily because they are too overweight or too poorly educated, or they have a record of serious crime or drug abuse. Continue reading “Here’s why fighting youth obesity is a matter of national security”

Things Your Personal Trainer Won’t Tell You

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Let’s face it, a few sessions in the gym won’t be nearly enough to reverse years of physical neglect. Here are some tips to help you progress. Your personal trainer won’t tell you everything. Some things you should be able to figure out on your own.

1. I know when you have been cheating.

If you are making zero progress with your trainer, you are probably not being completely honest about your eating and drinking habits. Full openness will allow your trainer to tailor new diet and lifestyle strategies for you.

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