Physically fit recruits for US Army are hard to find in the age of obesity

Physically fit recruits for US Army are hard to find in the age of obesity, by Jim Michaels.

The struggle to find physically fit recruits is not new for the Army. Even during World War II only about 50% of young people were qualified to join. Today, the percentage has dropped to 23%. …

“This has a real impact on national security,” said Daniel Bornstein, a researcher who led the study.