U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tyler Vernaza

As much as we may love or hate our time in the military, eventually our time ends. And for many of us, losing the military means gaining too many pounds. That’s not just perception or stereotyping — it’s a documented fact. A U.S. Army article released last year reported, “Approximately half of the Army retirees whose height and weight were measured at medical appointments in military treatment facilities last year had a body mass index that classified them as obese. Obesity rates for these retirees are significantly higher than the general population of the same age.”

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