Thursday, October 13, 2016


The US Army is the fattest branch of the military
Excerpt: The Army is the fattest branch of the US military, which is more out of shape than ever, according to a new report. A hefty 10.5 percent of all members of the Army are overweight, up four percentage points from five years ago, Defense Department data obtained by Military Times show. The Air Force is the second-heaviest branch with 9 percent of its members overweight, more than double the figure from five years ago. The Navy weighed in with 5.9 percent of its members needing to toss a few pounds overboard, up from 3.3 percent in 2011. The Marines, meanwhile, are the fittest branch, with 2.3 percent of its members deemed overweight. That’s still up from 1.7 percent in 2011, the data show.

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