Physique: Shape up or ship out
Text by Bamas Victoria @sinach360 Shape up or ship out’! If someone says this to you, it means it’s time to make a change. Your behavior or performance is not living up to expectations.
A similar remark was directed to the Nigerian army when the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukar Buratai issued a deadline of December 15 to all overweight soldiers to get into shape.
He directed the Department of Army Physical Training to work out guidelines on improving the physical fitness of personnel, explaining that many officers and soldiers have not paid the needed attention to their physical fitness, which has led to many of them being overweight with tendency for obesity and its attendant health risks.
Nigeria Army are not the ones who have ever been tasked to make corrections to their appearance as Sam Jones for the Guardian (UK) in his story “US army told to shape up - by duelling with pugil sticks”. To correct that the US military top brass switched the fitness focus from five-mile runs and bayonet drills to zigzag sprints and agility exercises.
“Most of these soldiers have never been in a fistfight or any kind of a physical confrontation,” said trainer Captain Scott Sewell at the army’s fitness school in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Hence, Sewell and his colleagues spend hours urging trainees to duel with pugil sticks until one is knocked over.
Newsbeat social TV reported that the president of Bolivia Evo Morales has suggested that overweight and unfit soldiers will not be promoted. Morales reportedly told soldiers to improve their fitness or else they will not be promoted adding that military officials will record the weight of each soldiers and this information will be taken into account for future promotions.
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