Overweight personnel 'public embarrassment': Army

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  1. pmaitra

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    Overweight personnel 'public embarrassment': Army

    Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com...c-embarrassment-army/articleshow/53971086.cms
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    Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag is an example for everyone to emulate. Even at his age, he is remarkably fit.

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    It looks like he has a six-pack.
     
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    Indx TechStyle Perfaarmance Naarmal Senior Member

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    LOL, I just Google searched ''General Suhag without Shirt" after reading your post. Though couldn't getting any desired photograph.:biggrin2:
     
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    Here is another picture for comparison. Look how fit Gen. Suhag is compared to at least two other soldiers who are much younger.

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    Army is consider to put waist restriction on all persernal
     
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    No matter what those fitness centers tell you, Six-pack is not natural.
     
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    Razor CIDs from Tamilnadu Senior Member

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    Why not?
    Look at the farmer working the fields, he might have a "six-pack."
    What you meant to say is that today's gym-body six-pack fad is obnoxious.
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    irreverent & Unnecessary specifically for high brass ..
     
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    There is a difference between overweight and obese, if one speaks strictly in medical terms. Don't think anyone in the army is medically obese.
     
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    Navnit Kundu Pika Hu Akbarrr!! Senior Member

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    I've seen a lot of serving higher-ups with pot bellies, a lot of these are visible in Youtube also, just pick any video dealing with strategic issues which has panelists from army, some retired some serving, but they have they typical 'Indian male belly'. If their work involves sitting in an office and formulating war strategies and micro managing other men and material, why should it matter if they have a belly?

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    Regardless of whether they are senior or just strategists, the armed forces are supposed to be disciplined and fit. Fat bellies give a wrong impression to everyone inside and outside. I find the current efforts worthwhile.
     
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    Look at the infographic. It says obesity has kept some officers from visiting difficult border posts.
    Also, it says even some COs are also not fit. Hence it does matter.
    As a side-note, cutting obesity is necessary as Army officers are often looked upon as model citizens. They are an inspiration to us all.
     
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