Help Us End the Obesity Epidemic
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in every 3 adults in our country is obese, putting them at a higher risk of heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. The effects of obesity aren’t isolated to those directly impacted. The epidemic has put a heavy strain on our health-care system and companies whose employees have had to miss work due to illness.
Our ultimate goal is to eliminate the obesity epidemic by 2035, and the work we do every day reflects that mission. Every day, we educate fitness professionals with quality, science-based information and empower the public with sound health and fitness advice. Join our fight by becoming an ACE professional and get the tools you need to help people live their most fit lives.
Obesity In The Military
Join the Fit to Fight Movement
The obesity epidemic is not just a civilian problem. A 2012 analysis by the Naval Audit Service found there is a lack of accountability across the fleet when it comes to personal fitness. Sailors, the report found, don’t have enough incentive to work beyond a minimum level of fitness. The same problem has been echoed in the Army, which discharged 1,625 troops in the first 10 months of 2012 for being too fat to fight. In 2010, the highest percentage of overweight troops were females, members of the Air Force, and those older than 40, according to the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center.
Taking action to serve america’s military families
In addition to joining the fight to eradicate the obesity epidemic by becoming an ACE professional, you can also give back by donating your time to help military families on their fitness journeys. ACE has been honored to support Joining Forces by providing a way for pros, businesses and organizations across the country to pledge fitness service hours to actively deployed military Reservists, National Guard members and their immediate families. So far, we’ve helped pledge more than 119,000 fitness service hours. As a member of a military family, you can also search for professionals in your area you can turn to for help.
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