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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Defense Industry and the Culture of Fitness

It is universally known that the military and defense industry put a very high value on physical fitness. Many former military personnel are now employed in the defense industry - for example, FBI, ICE, CIA, and many other federal agencies. In these agencies and departments, the culture of fitness is something that is appreciated and respected.

The U.S. Army website explains the importance of physical fitness, “Because a Soldier's level of physical fitness has a direct impact on his or her combat readiness, a Soldier in the U.S. Army must be mentally and physically fit. Not only are physically fit Soldiers essential to the Army, they are also more likely to have enjoyable, productive lives. The renewed nationwide interest in fitness is accompanied by several research studies on the effects of regular participation in sound physical fitness programs. The overwhelming conclusion is that proper exercise programs enhance a person's quality of life, improve productivity, and bring about positive physical and mental changes.”

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The Defense Industry and the Culture of Fitness

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