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  • Report: Army Discharging Overweight Soldiers

    12/10/2012 11:46:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 10 Dec 2012 03:03 PM | Todd Beamon
    The Army’s looking for thinner men and women. The leading cause of civilians not making the cut is obesity, the Washington Post reports, and budgetary concerns are leading the Army to drop those who cannot meet its fitness standards. … The Army kicked out 1,625 active-duty personnel for being out of shape during the first 10 months of the year—nearly 16 times more than in 2007, the peak of wartime deployment cycles, the Post reports. …
  • Six Minutes of Hardcore Exercise Per Week May Be Enough

    06/07/2005 8:03:02 AM PDT · by Paradox · 66 replies · 2,173+ views
    Daily News Central ^ | 06 June, 2005 | Ron Gara
    Six Minutes of Hard-Core Exercise Per Week May Be Enough   Contributed by Ron Gara|  06 June, 2005  23:31 GMT 'This type of training is very demanding and requires a high level of motivation. However less frequent, higher intensity exercise can indeed lead to improvements in health and fitness.' Fitness experts have suggested an alluring prospect for people who want to stay fit but can't afford to spend long hours in the gym: Just six minutes of intense exercise a week could be as effective as an hour of daily moderate activity. "Short bouts of very intense exercise improved muscle...