Too fat to fight?

The first think I think about when I read a story about army recruits being overweight I think of the Boy Scouts. If I remember correctly, Robert Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scouts because of how poorly prepared the young men of England were to fight World War I. The boys where not fit and not ready to fight.

The problem is different now. My guess is that most of those boys were malnourished and not getting enough exercise. Now the boys are getting too much to eat and not getting enough exercise. It looks like we have come full circle.


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