Can Dirty Air Weaken Our Bones?

Research tells us that dirty air is associated with problems in the lungs, heart, uterus and eyes, and might affect mental health. As well as shoes, it now appears that dirty air can also weaken our bones. Ranzani and colleagues (2020) took readings of levels of PM2.5, a fine particulate form of pollution, at 23… Read More

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Map Problems…

“The necessary limitations of map problems inhibit the student from considering the effects of hunger, emotion, personality, fatigue, leadership, and many other imponderable yet vital factors.” George S. Patton Jr (1885 to 1945) (as a Major in 1931) George Smith Patton Junior was a US Army officer. He was an outstanding practitioner of mobile tank… Read More

What is the Impact of Environmental Stress on Cognitive Performance in Military Personnel?

Research Paper Title The Impact of Environmental Stress on Cognitive Performance: A Systematic Review. Background In this review, the researchers detail the impact of environmental stress on cognitive and military task performance and highlight any individual characteristics or interventions which may mitigate any negative effect. Military personnel are often deployed in regions markedly different from… Read More

Military Personnel & Sleep Disruption due to Environmental Factors

Research Paper Title A Review of Environmental Barriers to Obtaining Adequate Sleep in the Military Operational Context. Background Sleep loss is ubiquitous in military settings, and it can be deleterious to cognitive, physiological, and operational functioning. This is especially true in the military operational context (e.g., training, garrison, combat) where continuous operations prevent adequate time… Read More

The Siege of Stalingrad: How Clothing Caused The German War Machine’s First Major Defeat

At the height of World War II, the Nazi-led German military seemed near-unstoppable. The army advanced where it wished, and took land, where it wished, and by July of 1942, the battle for Stalingrad began. The city of Stalingrad was a major prize to be had, and Hitler had his sights fixed on the city;… Read More

International Consensus on Military Research Priorities & Gaps

Research Paper Title International consensus on military research priorities and gaps – Survey results from the 4th International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance. Background The objectives of this study were to identify perceived priorities related to military personnel’s health and physical performance, among attendees at the 4th International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance (ICSPP), and… Read More

How You Can Promote A Healthy Lifestyle To Your Environment

When you choose to live a healthy lifestyle it may mean you having to change a few things in your life. And, while this includes altering your diet and getting actively involved in an exercise regime, there is much more to it. You might not be aware, but this also touches on: Your surroundings; Where… Read More