Military Emphasizes Physical and Mental Fitness

Archer, Shirley
November 2009
IDEA Fitness Journal;Nov/Dec2009, Vol. 6 Issue 10, p78
The article focuses on an emotional resiliency training program being implemented by the U.S. Army. One objective of the program is to ensure that the mental and emotional health of soldiers receive as much attention as their physical health. The training will be led by Brigadier General Rhonda Cornum, director of the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program of the Army. The main purpose of the program is to improve combat performance and deter mental-health issues among soldiers such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and suicide.


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