The Methods And Goals Of Combat Obesity For Armed Forces | 14878
Journal of Obesity & Weight Loss Therapy
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Obesity is one of the diseases that affects individuals and societies which is increasing rapidly in the world. For this reason,
policies are being developed all over the world; action plans are prepared about combat obesity. The reason of obesity is
multifactorial so combat obesity involves a multidisciplinary approach. Nowadays, intuitional combat has gained importance as
well as individual. Armed forces should also be included as an institution to this combat obesity. The aim of armed forces is to
have well-trained staffs who are always ready for battle; have superior physical and moral strength, knowledge and skills required
by the age. Soldiers always have to be fit for difficult terrain conditions and one of their enemies is obesity. Obesity, both itself
and the secondary diseases (heart-vein diseases, diabetes, etc.), cause loss at fighting manpower. For this reason, combat obesity
is very important for the armed forces. In this context, institutional request and insistence should be provided and implemented
from team to upper stages, financial arrangements should be made, current situations should be determined and researches
should be supported at armed forces. Within the scope of the prevention of obesity, military personnel should be informed and
awarded about obesity, adequate and balanced nutrition, regular physical activity and habits should be gained at barracks and
supported by commanders, physical activity opportunities should be increased and environmental factors should be improved.
Caglar UNLU has completed his M.D. at the age of 24 years from Gulhane Military Medical Faculty. He had worked as a practitioner for ten years.
He has been officially registered as a M.D. student in the M.D. program of the Department of Military Health Services, Gulhane Military Medical
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