Is There Bias & Discrimination Against Military Personnel who are Overweight?

Research Paper Title Bias and discrimination against men with overweight in the military. Background Research on weight-bias against men and/or in the military is scarce. Such a bias might cause some military members, who are otherwise fit to perform their duties, to suffer from discrimination and undue stress. Methods The researchers showed military personnel a… Read More


Military Personnel: The Theory of Planned Behaviour & Weight Management

Research Paper Title A Theory of Planned Behavior-Based Program to Increase Physical Activity in Overweight/Obese Military Personnel: A Randomised Controlled Trial. Background Designing a health promotion program to increase physical activity may contribute to weight management. The purpose of this study was to investigate a theory of planned behaviour (TPB) programme to address this problem… Read More

What are the Weight Management Experiences of Overweight & Obese RN Personnel?

Research Paper Title Weight Management Experiences of Overweight and Obese Royal Navy Personnel. Abstract Interviews with 21 overweight and obese Royal Navy (RN) personnel were conducted to understand their perceived facilitators and barriers to weight management. It was found that the following themes were perceived as relevant to participants’ weight management experiences in the RN: The naval environment and… Read More

Would More Physical Education Reduce Youth Overweight?

The prevalence of youth overweight has risen dramatically over the past three decades in the U.S. and now represents an epidemic. Since 1970, the fraction of children that are overweight has nearly quadrupled among 6 to 11 year olds and more than doubled among 12 to 19 year olds. Currently, one in six children aged… Read More

US Soldiers Booted for Failing Military Fitness Tests

Growing ranks of the U.S. Army are no longer fighting fit – they’re fighting fat, the Washington Post reports. The military is weeding out overweight soldiers and recruits to trim its budget and address what it called a national security concern, according to the paper. Through October, the Army had dismissed 1,625 soldiers this year… Read More