What are the Biomechanical Risk Factors for Second & Third Metatarsal Stress Fractures in Military Recruits?

Research Paper Title Prospective study of biomechanical risk factors for second and third metatarsal stress fractures in military recruits. Background This prospective study investigated anatomical and biomechanical risk factors for second and third metatarsal stress fractures in military recruits during training. This was prospective cohort study. Methods Anatomical and biomechanical measures were taken for 1065… Read More

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Military Recruits: Linking Upper Respiratory Tract Infection & Sleep

Research Paper Title Increased Risk of Upper Respiratory Infection in Military Recruits Who Report Sleeping Less Than 6 h per night. Background Professional sleep associations recommend 7-9 h of sleep per night for young adults. Habitually sleeping less than 6 h per night has been shown to increase susceptibility to common cold in otherwise healthy,… Read More

Preventing Heat Illnesses During Basic Combat Training

Research Paper Title Incidence, timing, and seasonal patterns of heat illnesses during U.S. Army basic combat training, 2014-2018. Background Risk factors for heat illnesses (HIs) among new soldiers include: Exercise intensity; Environmental conditions at the time of exercise; A high body mass index; and Conducting initial entry training during hot and humid weather when recruits… Read More

Does Resilience-based Training have any specific benefit to the Health & Well-being of UK Military Recruits?

Research Paper Title Resilience-based intervention for UK military recruits: a randomised controlled trial. Background The researchers evaluated a military resilience intervention which aimed to help UK military recruits to manage their personal health and well-being more effectively. Methods Trainers within six pre-existing training teams were randomly allocated by team to deliver a resilience-based intervention (SPEAR)… Read More

3 Ways to Build Muscle before Entering Boot Camp

It does not matter which branch of military service you intend to join; your military profession will commence with basic training. Your basic training may last between nine weeks to three months but no matter how long it is; you will never forget this period of your life. Basic training involves more than just training;… Read More

Enumerating the Risk of New-onset Asthma Diagnoses in British Army Recruits

Research Paper Title Fitness, obesity and risk of asthma among Army trainees. Background Epidemiological data suggest an association between overweight/obesity and asthma. However, less is known about the relationship between physical fitness and asthma. Aims To enumerate new-onset asthma diagnoses in Army recruits during the first 2 years of service and determine associations with fitness… Read More

Is the Military Getting Soft?

Written by Tim Hsia:   Rank doesn’t matter, nor does it count if your father was a general or a sergeant major: Anyone who reports to his or her unit on Day One in poor physical condition has lost the respect of fellow soldiers. One company commander in my previous unit enjoyed testing his new… Read More