Basic recruit training: Health risks and opportunities

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Authors
  1. Shek, P.N.
  2. Shephard, R.J.
  3. Brenner, I.K.M.
  4. Bateman, W.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The present review examines the impact of basic recruit training on health and lifestyle. Many of those recruited begin training with a less than optimal lifestyle with respect to fitness, smoking habits, alcohol consumption, drug abuse, and exposure to sexually transmitted diseases. Thus, there is scope to enhance training programs that address fitness and lifestyle, minimizing potential losses in health and efficiency from upper respiratory infections, musculoskeletal injuries, cardiac catastrophes, mental disturbances, and adverse responses to extreme environments.
Keywords
Physical training;Recruit training;Occupational health;Basic training;Lifestyles
Report Number
DCIEM-SL-2000-026 — Scientific Literature
Date of publication
01 Aug 2001
Number of Pages
11
Reprinted from
Military Medicine, vol 166, 2001, p 714-720
DSTKIM No
CA011664
CANDIS No
516239
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Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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