Adolescents In Arizona and USA not healthy enough for Military

A report by retired military leaders and Education secretary state that 75 percent of teenagers are no fit enough for military service. The main health issues were: obesity, overweight teenagers, poorly educated adolescents, drug and substance use/abuse, and criminal records.

One in four applicants between the ages of 17 and 24 does not have a high school diploma. Many that do have a diploma fail the militarys entrance exam which is like the SAT for college.

The US education does not focus on physical fitness. We need our children and teenagers physically active and involved in PE, dance, sports, etc.

Teens are spending a majority of time like “couch potatoes”. Teenagers spend time sitting around: playing video games, watching TV, texting, Face-booking, My Spacing, talking on the cell phone, and eating fast food and unhealthy foods. Physically many of the teens are not fit to serve in the military.

Experts believe physical fitness, mental health, and education myust start in pre-school and continue through high School.

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