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Pentagon Says Only 23% Of Americans Can   The Newsy You: News of Today

Started Jul-7 by WALTER784; 1361 views.
WALTER784
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From: WALTER784

Jul-7

Pentagon Says Only 23% Of Americans Can Serve in The Military

July 5, 2022

While many may think otherwise, the pentagon just shared that only 23% of young Americans would be able to serve in the military.

“The rest cannot serve due to obesity or chronic diseases. And of those eligible, only 9% want to serve in the US military.”

This is a huge drop compared to the amount of young people eligible in 1945.

https://t.me/SGTnewsNetwork/26693

Pentagon Says Only 23% Of Americans Can Serve in The Military – The Patriot Light

FWIW

 

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Jul-7

We are woefully out of shape.

WALTER784
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From: WALTER784

Jul-8

Isn't physical education taught in schools anymore?

FWIW

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Jul-8

It’s not physical.  It depends on the school, but now that they can’t discriminate at all for anything and every little thing offends someone, it’s not required that they be good at it.

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Jul-8

“Today, it’s still somewhat true, but a lot has changed as well. Namely there is now a bigger focus on learning WHY physical activity is important, and understanding that different people have different levels of athletic achievement. Some kids will become sports stars while others will be content to take walks or use an exercise machines while reading a book. It’s all relative.”

and this

Many smaller schools, from elementary to high school, will take a break in the winter months to talk about overall health instead of just fitness. This may be called the “health class” portion. (Many larger schools will have a separate year-round health class with a dedicated teacher.) In health class, students learn about protecting themselves from diseases, sexual education, reproduction, nutrition, and other things that directly impact their overall health”

WALTER784
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From: WALTER784

Jul-9

Throughout Japan, all schools (public and private), in many companies & factories, in local parks, at festivities and even in elderly people retirement homes, they have what they call Rajio Taiso (or Radio exercise). The local indoor pool that I frequent has a 5 minute break every 2 hours for the pool staff to measure the water/take samples, check the pool for items that may have been dropped in the pool, etc. During that 5 minute break, they play the same Radio exercise over the speakers and more than 85% all do the exercises while they're out of the pool. The same song which has been played for the past 80 years over the radio is used for stretching exercises everywhere and many people continue it even after they leave school. It's all about community!
 
While watching these videos, please take the time to scout out and try to spot any really obese children or adults in any of the following videos.
 
Elementary School Radio exercise video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTxOoIeR8MQ
 
Junior High School Radio exercise video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VPS9h8mGcU
 
High School Radio exercise video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABWL_YL_CEc
 
College Radio exercide video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx2AJMnqmyI
 
This was a Japan-wide televised event. There are approx. 6,000 people in this stadium alone, but over 10,000,000 people throughout Japan were participating in each of their own cities as it was broadcast live on big screens in each of the stadiums. And notice the girl sitting in a chair up on the stage. This is for the elderly and others who are wheelchair ridden and can't stand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF3tu6FqeSk
 
Pictures from all over Japan... all age groups... doing Radio exercise in buildings, outside of building, in fields, in parks, in school yards, you name it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TpjCIb7Da0
 
Here is another one with various age groups performing the same Radio exercise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4Pr-b1vCBk
 
Elderly retirement home Radio exercise: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/r7G7dwjCLHo
 
So how many really obese people did you count?
 
Bottom line: Japan doesn't have very much of an obesity problem as the US.
 
FWIW
Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Jul-9

I can’t even imagine that being done here. The precision and attention is startling. The music sounds very old fashioned. It would never happen here.

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Jul-9

I watched elementary and high school and didn’t see a single obese person. Not only that, they were all able to do the exercises. We could learn something from them.

WALTER784
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From: WALTER784

Jul-10

Showtalk said...

I can’t even imagine that being done here. The precision and attention is startling. The music sounds very old fashioned. It would never happen here.

For sure, but of the 8 video clips I posted... did you see any really obese people? I spotted a few who were slightly overweight, but none that were obese.

FWIW

WALTER784
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From: WALTER784

Jul-10

Oops... I just posted asking you if you saw any obese people, but that was before I read this response of yours.

In all 8 videos, there are no real obese people. 

There are obese people here in Japan, but they are by far a very very small few number of people.

FWIW

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