I think I can safely say we are now in the realm of new year’s resolutions and, aptly, this article looks at goal setting for clients. Guiding your clients to set health and fitness goals that are specific, measurable, achievable (and appealing), realistic and targeted (aka S.M.A.R.T.) will increase their likelihood of adherence and success.… Read More
Should GP’s Prescribe Golf?
General Practitioner’s (GP’s) and health professionals are being urged to refer older and inactive patients for golf lessons, after a new report showed that golf builds muscle strength and “improves life satisfaction”. The Golf on Referral report by England Golf, ukactive and Mytime Active, studied two pilots that saw patients referred for a six-week behaviour change and golf lesson programme.… Read More
What are the Effects of Army Training & Employment?
About This Report This report, authored by David Gee for Veterans for Peace UK, draws on veterans’ testimony and around 200 studies from the last half-century to explore the effects of army employment on recruits, particularly their initial training. The studies are mainly the work of military academic research departments in the UK and US,… Read More
What is the Role of Drill Sergeants in Nutrition Behaviours of Soldiers in Basic Combat Training?
Research Paper Title Role of Drill Sergeants in Nutrition Behaviours of Soldiers in Basic Combat Training. Background In the US Army, soldiers’ nutrition behaviours have a direct impact on their performance. The emphasis in basic combat training is on “soldierisation” (transforming a civilian into a soldier), and drill sergeants are instrumental in this process. Limited… Read More
Modelling Social Structures in the Regular Combat Arms Units of the British Army (2002)
Research Paper Title Social Structures in the Regular Combat Arms Units of the British Army: A Model. Abstract An original model is presented for describing, analysing, and predicting soldiers’ behaviour in current regular combat arms units in the British Army. It was derived, using social anthropological techniques, during participant observation by a serving British Army officer, and… Read More
Factors Associated with Injury at a US Army Hospital
Research Paper Title Factors Associated With Injury Among Employees at a U.S. Army Hospital. Background The purpose of this study was to investigate injury incidence and factors associated with injury among employees at a large U.S. Army hospital to inform injury prevention planning and health promotion education efforts. Methods Demographics, health behaviors, and injury history… Read More
A Unique Case? Group Behaviour in the Military
Research Paper Title Group behavior in the military may provide a unique case. Abstract The optimal functioning of male coalitionary behaviour in a military context may run contrary to some of the arguments about the importance of individual differentiation in Baumeister et al. Incentives become institutionally inverted within military contexts. Because the history of combat… Read More
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