Better than boot camp
members in the National Guard need to maintain a level of optimal physical performance
(after all, that’s what the PT test is for), but that’s not the only reason to be
physically fit. Physically well individuals have more self esteem, better emotional
health, and tend to get sick less – not to mention, they are better able to weather
the physical strain of being in the military. Being strong is only part of it –
physical wellness includes flexibility, nutrition, medical self-care, and the right
amount of physical activity to encourage optimal health.