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    A More Physically Active Population Could Increase GDP by Billions

    Exercise affects workplace performance, longevity, and the economy. If people walked just an extra 15 minutes each day, the world economy could grow by about $100 billion a year. Gains are attributed to improved productivity and reduced mortality rates, sick leave, and health care costs.

    Nov 5, 2019

  • Marine Corps recruits conduct warm-up stretches to prepare for a fitness test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, July 11, 2019, photo by Gunnery Sgt. Tyler Hlavac/U.S. Marine Corps

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    Inequitable Marine Corps Body Composition Policies and Their Effect on Health

    The Marine Corps Body Composition and Military Appearance Program is potentially harming Marines. The Marine Corps should consider pausing the policy while it further examines its effects on individual health and considers developing a new health-focused policy that includes requirements designed to reflect the diversity of the force.

    Mar 25, 2022

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