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More than half of all US military personnel suffer from overweight, and one third abuse alcohol

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More than half of all US military personnel suffer from overweight, and one third abuse alcoholAccording to the Pentagon’s report, more than half of all military personnel are overweight. At the same time, the military coast guard have the worst performance among all the armed forces. Overweight is recorded more often in men (more than half the time) than in women (just over one third of all female military personnel). The report emphasizes that the assessment of indicators of excess weight was carried out using the body mass index (body mass index), which does not take into account the presence of large muscle mass and therefore can give a higher (worse) result than it actually is.


Previously, the Pentagon, as an exception, admitted overweight people to military service if they were in good physical shape. Recently, however, the leadership of the Pentagon is trying to sift out the jocks from the marines, privates and sailors.

This is done not because such people are worse prepared, but for the sole reason that the average ordinary male will not be able to pull such a hundred-kilogram comrade from the affected area, even if the entire excess weight of the latter falls on muscle mass.

The report also cites some rather alarming figures related to alcohol abuse among the military. Neither more nor less - one third of the servicemen stated that they had participated in drunkenness over the past 30 days. At the same time, the worst indicators on alcohol abuse were recorded among marines: every second said that he had consumed alcohol in large quantities in the last 30 days.
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  1. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 7 May 2013 10: 17 New
    10
    Colorful guy in the background. smile
    1. Refund_SSSR
      Refund_SSSR 7 May 2013 10: 19 New
      19
      "The most well-fed army in the world" (C)
      Can you imagine what size the heap will be under him if he meets the evil Russian Airborne Forces?
    2. ShturmKGB
      ShturmKGB 7 May 2013 10: 20 New
      19
      If the precision bombs of these fat men end, they will drop ...
      1. botur
        botur 7 May 2013 10: 31 New
        +7
        ShturmKGB
        the bombs of these fat men will drop ...

        This will be worse than Hiroshima. lol
        1. queen
          queen 7 May 2013 10: 44 New
          +6
          Quote: botur
          This is worse than Hiroshima.

          laughing Only the smell steady 50 years will not disappear)))))
    3. Denis
      Denis 7 May 2013 10: 26 New
      13
      Great targets ..
      1. pensioner
        pensioner 7 May 2013 12: 14 New
        +3
        Quote: Denis
        Great targets ..

        Nah. They are taught to pretend to be rags.
    4. Prokop
      Prokop 7 May 2013 10: 26 New
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      Quote: Vladimirets
      Colorful guy in the background. smile

      According to the article, they have half of these guys. And it pleases, let them grow stiff, (war pigs).
      1. Hleb
        Hleb 7 May 2013 11: 12 New
        +6
        the article writes about being overweight rather than obesity are two different things. There is no single reference system that allows you to determine how much fat is considered excess in diagnosing obesity. Body mass index - according to this system, everyone will be overweight.
        1. Bashkaus
          Bashkaus 7 May 2013 15: 34 New
          +1
          Considering the system the Americans are bringing democracy to, one can safely conclude that there are no giraffes in the US Army, only slender young guys who just have a big bone. The main thing is to choose the right system by which to judge.
      2. elmi
        elmi 7 May 2013 12: 58 New
        +4
        Quote: Prokop
        According to the article, they have half of these guys. And it pleases, let them grow stiff, (war pigs).

        So the amers are forced to take migrants into the army. I don’t understand how do they pass the physical training standards?
    5. Strezhevchanin
      Strezhevchanin 7 May 2013 10: 27 New
      +2
      Quote: Vladimirets
      Colorful guy in the background.

      The killer ..... burgers lol in a diaper, a drunk, universal soldier, or a kitchen fighter ??? wassat
      1. edge
        edge 7 May 2013 15: 17 New
        +1
        Quote: Strezhevchanin
        Killer ..... burgers lol in a diaper, a drunk, supermarket soldier, or a kitchen fighter?
        + to this the sadistic inclinations inherited from the Anglo-Saxon forefathers
    6. Joker
      Joker 7 May 2013 10: 30 New
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      It’s enough to take a closer look at this photo and understand that everything is sucked out of your finger, for example, I didn’t notice a single fat man besides walking, and there the 100 person is sitting, it turns out that 1 is one hundred, and this is not even close to half. But we have at the term percent 70 dystrophy, which can be seen in any photo where our soldiers are shown, because they eat little and no one does sports, and this is a fact. If we constantly lower the US army, then we won’t become stronger because we would tighten our army and then we can climb to compare, but for now our conscripts, next to the Americans, look like kids. That is why hazing is in the army, because no matter how cool the guys come from the Caucasus much stronger.
      1. Engineer Schukin
        Engineer Schukin 7 May 2013 11: 15 New
        +4
        Everyone here is constantly looking through a lot of photo chronicle from Iraq / Afghanistan and other places of deployment of the US Armed Forces - who can honestly say that Amer’s fighters are fat or just in poor physical condition. condition?

        And then go over the photo chronicle from Chechnya.

        Now try from the side to see what your very mossy Yumar looks like.

        However, my attempts to call hoo-thirst for sobriety of the look are vain, oh vain.
        1. komsomolets
          komsomolets 8 May 2013 01: 40 New
          0
          Our fighter, though evil, is evil. Yes, an American soldier is a healthy goby, but a well-fed hungry one does not understand and fights accordingly differently.
    7. avt
      avt 7 May 2013 10: 38 New
      +3
      Quote: Vladimirets
      Colorful guy in the background

      From the secret unit of special forces ,, guinea pigs " laughing Kills with one look.
      1. botur
        botur 7 May 2013 10: 59 New
        +2
        Quote: avt
        From the secret unit of special forces ,, guinea pigs "laughing Kills in one look

        Rather, "wolfhound." Wolves when they see, choke with laughter. lol
        1. avt
          avt 7 May 2013 11: 09 New
          +1
          Quote: botur
          Rather, "wolfhound." Wolves when they see, choke with laughter

          This is another unit, they crush backwards laughing
    8. vadimus
      vadimus 7 May 2013 10: 47 New
      0
      So that's why there isn’t enough toilet paper in Uncle Sam’s army ....
    9. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 7 May 2013 11: 07 New
      0
      Quote: Vladimirets
      Colorful guy in the background

      Rather high-calorie, eat less.
    10. pensioner
      pensioner 7 May 2013 12: 12 New
      +1
      Quote: Vladimirets
      Colorful guy in the background.

      Spenaz-z-z-z.
    11. Army1
      Army1 7 May 2013 14: 19 New
      0
      Of course, that's all cool, I sat down in Amer in Hamer, came to the point, set the laser for 30 km, gave the coordinates, hit the rocket, and he left, but with a strong enemy he would have to run.
  2. Tolik.
    Tolik. 975 7 May 2013 10: 20 New
    +3
    It is on our hands wink I am glad to return the TRP system to school, building up physical training in the RF Armed Forces. Keep it up!!!
    1. Joker
      Joker 7 May 2013 10: 23 New
      +4
      Could you please give more details. Which school already has the TRP and in what parts are they building up physical training?
      1. Hleb
        Hleb 7 May 2013 10: 58 New
        +1
        it’s strange, but I don’t remember what it was in the Soviet school and what it did. although I performed kmc even at school
        1. ZhuDkiyDrugg
          ZhuDkiyDrugg 7 May 2013 13: 05 New
          +2
          Quote: Gleb
          it’s strange, but I don’t remember what it was in the Soviet school and what it did. although I performed kmc even at school

          What year, dear ?! I am born in 1974 and I remember the TRP standards and the lessons of NVP soldier
          1. Hleb
            Hleb 7 May 2013 15: 07 New
            0
            Well, we’re close by age, but seriously I don’t remember passing these standards. I'm even interested
  3. orff
    orff 7 May 2013 10: 25 New
    +1
    that’s the truth of American business: fast food lobbyists defeated army lobbyists! Now keeping in the army of drones and other robotic devices is cheaper than 100 kilogram poles.
    1. sergey32
      sergey32 7 May 2013 10: 35 New
      +4
      I also weigh one hundred kg, 178 growth. At the same time, I pull myself up twenty times, not a jockster. Hardy enough, I can work physically for a long time, be driving for days on end. I'm forty now. So not everything depends on weight.
  4. avant-garde
    avant-garde 7 May 2013 10: 26 New
    0
    There further on the photo everything seems normal or this one in a T-shirt is (or eats) for half of the personnel. I hope he is a tanker!
    1. Heccrbq
      Heccrbq 7 May 2013 11: 02 New
      0
      and I hope he is a marine laughing
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  5. svp67
    svp67 7 May 2013 10: 26 New
    +1
    According to the Pentagon report, more than half of all military personnel are overweight. The report also gives quite alarming figures related to alcohol abuse among the military.

    Well, you can say - another American myth has burst. Once again I am convinced that the Army is the brightest cast of the true situation in the country ...
    1. Atlon
      Atlon 7 May 2013 10: 45 New
      +1
      Quote: svp67
      Once again I am convinced that the Army is the brightest cast of the true situation in the country ...

      So which nation is the most drinking in the world? laughing
      1. leon-iv
        leon-iv 7 May 2013 12: 23 New
        +1
        So which nation is the most drinking in the world?

        Moldavia
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  6. Renat
    Renat 7 May 2013 10: 30 New
    0
    Feed them with oatmeal for a couple of years to drive them in kirsach and will be like in Hollywood films. And then accustomed to individual shoes and McDonald's.
  7. avant-garde
    avant-garde 7 May 2013 10: 30 New
    0
    ShturmKGB
    If the precision bombs of these fat men end, they will drop ...

    and also as highly intelligent and highly democratic bombs!
  8. Imperial
    Imperial 7 May 2013 10: 37 New
    +6
    http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4115/78082747.5d/0_b239e_c6384b44_XL.jpg.jpg
  9. Black
    Black 7 May 2013 10: 47 New
    +9
    Do not pay attention to such insinuations. US Army soldier - I can’t say for the spirit, but with my body I’m completely imagined. I would be glad that our pencils looked like that.
    1. Joker
      Joker 7 May 2013 11: 03 New
      +4
      At least one sensible person was found hi otherwise they’re all engaged in hobbyism. For skeptics and cheers-patriots a year and a half ago

      Show me obese people. And one more fact, everyone knows perfectly Fedor Emelianenko here is his data Growth, 183. Weight, 104. According to the table, the normal weight for a person with such a height is 83-95 kg. all that is above 96 obesity. Someone can call it bold? In the US, a mountain of sports clubs and gyms, crowds of nutritionists, etc. almost every third in the US Army is engaged in a gym, plus a gym is available at any base (in the USA) Photos of US contractors for 2012 (I copied the first one) I don’t know where the recruitment is going but the fact remains, our conscripts are compared with them flawed.
      1. leon-iv
        leon-iv 7 May 2013 11: 06 New
        +4
        In the last photo, all the shitty blatant sams do not even know)))
        PS Photos that are severely censored on the Internet by the United States of America. This is for reference.
      2. Anti
        Anti 7 May 2013 11: 11 New
        +1
        Quote: Joker
        I don’t know where the recruitment goes, but the fact remains that our conscripts are flawed in comparison with them.


        Small spool and harder to get into it, what good is great weight and height in battle? Those who are in the photo do not have a bicep, only biceps.
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 7 May 2013 11: 39 New
          +4
          Yeah. You should have seen how these “spools” are trying to move 82-mm mortars in the mountains. I remember once he spat, and such a “spool” took away a pack with a plate on the ascent, there was no strength to look at it anymore.
          1. leon-iv
            leon-iv 7 May 2013 12: 26 New
            +1
            the pack view took away; there was no strength to look at it anymore.

            Mahra?
            Xs we have an airborne boar very few mostly lean.
            1. Hleb
              Hleb 7 May 2013 12: 42 New
              +1
              and in reconnaissance units all the more. thin does not mean dead.
            2. ural70
              ural70 7 May 2013 15: 28 New
              +1
              But it doesn’t work out in another way. Slides to storm - excess meat only interfere. Checked repeatedly. And they want to eat more!
              1. Lopatov
                Lopatov 7 May 2013 23: 39 New
                0
                There can be any meat. If endurance is attached to this. Along with a breathing system
            3. Lopatov
              Lopatov 7 May 2013 23: 38 New
              0
              Not "makhra", but infantry. The foundation of the armed forces
        2. Engineer Schukin
          Engineer Schukin 7 May 2013 11: 39 New
          +4
          Quote: Anti
          Those who are in the photo do not have a bicep, only biceps.

          Oh, these Wangs from the photo.
          1. Anti
            Anti 7 May 2013 11: 46 New
            0
            Quote: Engineer Schukin
            Oh, these Wangs from the photo.


            Also pitching?
            1. Engineer Schukin
              Engineer Schukin 7 May 2013 12: 02 New
              +1
              Militant stinging?
              1. Anti
                Anti 7 May 2013 12: 14 New
                0
                Quote: Engineer Schukin
                Militant stinging?


                No, a militant atheist laughing
      3. Lopatov
        Lopatov 7 May 2013 11: 33 New
        +4
        Quote: Joker
        Show me obese people.

        By American standards, half. Haters are simply not up to date on American methods for detecting obesity. No height-weight. The thickness of the subcutaneous fat fold is measured. And a healthy man of athletic build by the standards of the US Army may "suffer from obesity."
        1. leon-iv
          leon-iv 7 May 2013 11: 42 New
          +4
          be obese

          As it is so far you can determine the excess weight it is almost all
          In this case, Obesity is a disease. And she strides around the world. This is human genetics.
          Yes, and the calculation methods are tin, for example, I’m 174/95 where I have obesity, although by all standards I’m some kind of fat
          1. Hleb
            Hleb 7 May 2013 11: 50 New
            0
            come on wink eat fat, what really
            1. leon-iv
              leon-iv 7 May 2013 12: 09 New
              +2
              Yes, there is 1 cm on my stomach I can not lose in any way for a year.
              It doesn’t affect physical condition, but it’s very unpleasant. And I follow the physical form.
              1. Hleb
                Hleb 7 May 2013 12: 46 New
                +1
                yes, I know) he’s sinful. all hope for the summer. about the conditions, too, is ambiguous. Turner, parallel bars, barbell without problems, but with endurance is hard.
            2. Rustiger
              Rustiger 7 May 2013 14: 40 New
              +3
              Gleb, measure me, ah. And then I don’t have such a device - "butyrometer" as in the photo above. . . laughing
              Height - 191 cm, weight - 96 kg, age - 39 years old, Sambo CCM.
              With two legs, I jump out almost 2 meters. Suspended at a height of 3.2 meters, I reach the tennis ball with my fingers. I punch five sheets of drywall easily with my fist. From the “Kazan brotherhood” sample of the late 80s-early 90s. Northern Fleet (I don’t fit in a tank, “noticeable” in intelligence)
              Last year's photo, on earlier I "land", more relief yes

              They won’t take me into the African army. . . pichal. . . sad
              1. Hleb
                Hleb 7 May 2013 15: 11 New
                +2
                what to say. at 39 years of credit. many are heavier than glasses at this age and can’t lift anything)
              2. Anti
                Anti 7 May 2013 23: 13 New
                +2
                Quote: Rustiger
                With two legs, I jump out almost 2 m. Suspended at a height of 3.2 m


                Storyteller?? wassatnude nude. wassat
                1. Hleb
                  Hleb 8 May 2013 05: 23 New
                  +1
                  he probably humor
      4. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets 7 May 2013 11: 54 New
        +4
        Quote: Joker
        Photos of US contract soldiers for 2012 (copied the first one I got) I don’t know where the recruitment goes, but the fact remains, our conscripts are flawed in comparison with them.

        I won’t shout for all our soldiers of Ur, but when they compare our and state soldiers in this spirit, especially when they carefully select the "first photos" they get, they forget about how many of our and their conscripts are one year old. And even more so, showing active soldiers. 18-year-old boy and 25-30-year-old men. The difference, as they say, is obvious, you can’t argue. And Caucasians therefore also look older and stronger than Russians: they mature earlier, and sport, of course, is a way of life too. I don’t know how the conscript manages to mature now in a year, I won’t lie, but I remember how the spirit of 18 years old differs from the grandfather of a 20 year old after 2 years of service, in one case a child, in another - an adult man. With the same success, you can compare the photographs of boys at a college party from the midwest and the platoon of our paratroopers. Although the average quality of our recruits, of course, is not gut.
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      6. krokodil25
        krokodil25 7 May 2013 12: 38 New
        +1
        Quote: Joker
        ) Photos of US contract soldiers for 2012 (copied the first one I got) I don’t know where the recruitment goes, but the fact remains, our conscripts are flawed in comparison with them.

        We have no worse! good
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      8. Samuray
        Samuray 9 May 2013 13: 08 New
        0
        By my occupation, I sometimes have to go to US military bases, and so I saw fat people a couple of times, and even then the storekeepers. But there are a lot of strokes, plus what surprised the officers from the sergeant to the general, who was all thin and fit. If you compare with Russian officers, you get the feeling that it is Russian officers who abuse fast foods
  10. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 7 May 2013 10: 53 New
    +5
    Secret information - these are sumoists of the American flood!
  11. seller trucks
    seller trucks 7 May 2013 10: 57 New
    -1
    handsome men: fat men, drunks, gays and these are our potential opponents, our General Staff can sleep peacefully.
    1. xmike
      xmike 7 May 2013 11: 19 New
      +6
      It sounds cool, look out the window - our draftees are sitting on benches with jars of poison and biceps are not visible ....
      1. seller trucks
        seller trucks 7 May 2013 11: 55 New
        -2
        meat can be built up, it’s much easier than losing weight and the second moment, as my mother-in-law says, “married at a residence permit”, those who wish will receive US citizenship, and those who were offered to serve instead of serving time. And yet, don’t have to think so bad about our youth, "If in life there is not enough space for a feat, then the feat heroically pushes wide the miserable and cowardly routine with broad shoulders and begins to happen without asking anyone. "
    2. d1m1drol
      d1m1drol 7 May 2013 11: 55 New
      +1
      I will add .. that looking at our recruits I would like to feed them) One out of ten if doing gymnastics three times a day is already excellent. And so yaga and clubs .. rubbish is all. There was a case of young people clashed, just about 18-20 years old .. three of them worked in the vestibule in half a minute. And these are future recruits and defenders. Ugh on them. Blue and goners.
      1. pensioner
        pensioner 7 May 2013 12: 22 New
        +2
        Quote: d1m1drol
        Add .. that looking at our recruits I want to feed them)

        He worked at a military school as a civilian teacher in the troubled 90s. The children came to the first course - you won’t look without tears. Legs are like pens. And the pens ... not the pens, but the pens. And by the end of the 1st year they were turning into TA - AKIE machines. What the hell. The department physically knew its job.
    3. Rustiger
      Rustiger 7 May 2013 16: 08 New
      -1
      Quote: seller trucks
      handsome men: fat men, drunks, gays

      Funny faces. . .

      1


      Here are the same, but in the "parade". But I didn’t understand that they were in a “bump” or already on a demobilization gathered. what
      Erysipelas are already funny and not shaved, so it’s all the same for demobilization. . . yes
      U.S. ARMY


      In addition, this is from their "green berets." The elite. . .
  12. pensioner
    pensioner 7 May 2013 12: 12 New
    +1
    According to a Pentagon report, more than half of all military personnel are overweight.

    And I thought: “Why are there such large hatches in their armored vehicles? ..” But there it is ..
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 7 May 2013 12: 16 New
      +2
      So that you can get into the unloading. We are sure to catch.
  13. seller trucks
    seller trucks 7 May 2013 12: 12 New
    +1
    Quote: d1m1drol
    One out of ten if doing gymnastics three times a day is already excellent.


    Are you a physical education teacher in the secondary school or an employee of the military registration and enlistment office? you rely on your personal observations, believe in the word they are deceiving.
    1. d1m1drol
      d1m1drol 7 May 2013 12: 40 New
      +1
      As for the day, this is a mistake in Freud)) In the week, I mean) I agree that there is a certain percentage of young people who are preparing for the army, and in general, are still drawn to sports. But all the same, the vast majority of young animals are dead or fat .. who have not heard of physo in the secondary school. Although these have always been .. but earlier less)
      1. seller trucks
        seller trucks 7 May 2013 13: 15 New
        0
        Georgians also thought so
  14. pensioner
    pensioner 7 May 2013 12: 17 New
    0
    In general, with all my heart I wish them not to deny themselves anything in the future. I’ll even throw off doppayk.
  15. ed1968
    ed1968 7 May 2013 12: 30 New
    0
    what should be expected from them with gay divisions will suffer from something else
  16. waisson
    waisson 7 May 2013 12: 43 New
    0
    our army is not threatened soldier
    1. ZhuDkiyDrugg
      ZhuDkiyDrugg 7 May 2013 13: 21 New
      +2
      Quote: waisson
      our army is not threatened soldier

      Apparently you have not been to our schools for a long time, go to at least Makakiy and other similar fast-food establishments, you will see at least 30% of “piglets” a kilo under a hundred, aged 12-14 years.
      1. waisson
        waisson 7 May 2013 15: 31 New
        0
        they will not serve in the army. It’s sissy.
    2. il grand casino
      il grand casino 7 May 2013 14: 14 New
      +1
      I’m afraid that if the government continues to look blindly at the dominance of alcohol, fast food, etc., then there’s no such threat.
      1. waisson
        waisson 7 May 2013 15: 38 New
        +1
        I agree with the prevalence of alcohol, but the parents of the fosfood are to blame for forgetting how to cook simple borsch or this or that porridge, and since the age of technological progress, too lazy to stand at the stove run to supermarkets and buy COMBORN. you have eaten real home-made dumplings for a long time, etc.
  17. a.hamster55
    a.hamster55 7 May 2013 14: 36 New
    0
    I’m a cloud, a cloud, a cloud, but not at all lol
  18. lecturer
    lecturer 7 May 2013 15: 22 New
    +1
    From the article:
    "According to a Pentagon report, more than half of all military personnel are overweight ..."
    - Nothing is so pleasing as the FAILURE of "friends" !!!
    1. waisson
      waisson 7 May 2013 15: 41 New
      0
      gip gip hooray hooray drinks drinks drinks
  19. CAMS
    CAMS 7 May 2013 15: 29 New
    0
    they even in the frames of hostilities, as in Hollywood - the most slender in the foreground