The Dangers of Poor Posture & Military-style Exercises to Combat Them

Research suggests that the average person spends around 12 hours a day sitting. This ‘sitting disease’ maligns health and is a leading global risk factor to mortality. In fact, millions die prematurely because of physical inactivity. While you sit comfortably on your couch watching your favourite Netflix series every night, or lounging in your executive… Read More

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Military Fitness & Running

If you are thinking that military fitness boot camps are a high-intensity alternative to daily running, watch out. A core component of military fitness is indeed running . . . and lots of it. In one training session you might do sprints, jogging, sideways running, slow running, you name it. You will cover miles in… Read More

The Active Lives Adult Survey Provides a Snapshot of England’s Activity Habits

The latest figures from the new format Active Lives Adult Survey, which replaced the Active People Survey (APS), show 27.7 million people (61.8%) of the 16+ population in England are active. In other words, they meet the Chief Medical Officer for England’s guidelines to do at least 150 minutes of moderate activity each week –… Read More

What Training Shoes are Issued to British Army Recruits?

Prior to 2017, the British Army issued Silver Shadows, PT-03 (cross-trainer), and PT1000 (running shoes) to recruits. The current training shoes issued to recruits are: The Magnum shoe fitness trainer for outdoor use; and The Hi Tec Viper Court for indoor use. References FOI 2017/79625/05/01 dated 17 November 2017. Sinclair, J. & Taylor, P.J. (2014) Influence… Read More

Total Fitness for the 21st Century: What is it?

Research Paper Title Total Fitness for the 21st Century. Conference Report. Institute for Alternative Futures. Abstract Responding to the creation of a wide variety of programs to address the fitness of U.S. military personnel, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ADM Mike Mullen tasked the Uniformed Services University (USU) Consortium for Health and Military… Read More

Discussing Captain Capon’s Cure: Food, Fitness & the British Army’s Physical Development Depots, 1936–1939

Discussion Paper Title Captain Capon’s Cure – Food, Fitness and the British Army’s Physical Development Depots, 1936–1939. Abstract In the late 1930s, the British Army faced a manpower crisis that threatened imperial defence. This predicament was made worse by the rejection on medical grounds of a worryingly high number of potential recruits. To try and reverse this… Read More

5 Tips to Care for Your Feet During a Boot Camp

Introduction Boot camp trainings can last for hours that may involve a variety of demanding exercises to help build strength, fitness, and endurance. However, doing intense workouts your body isn’t used to can take an enormous toll on your body, especially your legs and feet. Start Slow One of the most intense and physically demanding… Read More