Physiological Employment Standards III: physiological challenges and consequences encountered during international military deployments

@article{Nindl2013PhysiologicalES,
  title={Physiological Employment Standards III: physiological challenges and consequences encountered during international military deployments},
  author={Bradley C. Nindl and John Castellani and Bradley J. Warr and Marilyn A. Sharp and Paul C. Henning and Barry A. Spiering and Dennis E. Scofield},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={113},
  pages={2655-2672}
}
Modern international military deployments in austere environments (i.e., Iraq and Afghanistan) place considerable physiological demands on soldiers. Significant physiological challenges exist: maintenance of physical fitness and body composition, rigors of external load carriage, environmental extremes (heat, cold, and altitude), medical illnesses, musculoskeletal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder, and environmental exposure hazards (i.e., burn pits, vehicle… CONTINUE READING
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