The Navy Needs a Culture of Fitness

Kurtz, Jonathan D.
March 2007
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Mar2007, Vol. 133 Issue 3, p12
Conference Proceeding
The article focuses on the need of implementing physical fitness and diet/nutrition programs for the U.S. Navy. It is stated that for the Navy, the culture of fitness has real, immediate, and positive impacts, including improved mission readiness and increased productivity. It is estimated that the U.S. Department of Defense spends an estimated $1 billion per year on medical costs associated with obesity and loses an estimated 110,700 duty days valued at $13.6 million annually.


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