With the holidays approaching, our thoughts turn to spending time with family and friends wherever they may be. Most people can simply hop in the car, board a plane, catch a train, or even walk down the street to see their loved ones. But what if your loved ones are on the other side of [...]
As a third-generation military veteran, I have seen my fair share of service members performing their duties under volatile, emotionally-charged, extreme circumstances. I’ve heard stories from brave men and women in situations that most of us would only see in movies or hear about on the news. Even in my own family, there are tales [...]
We are very excited to have Laurel joining our team as a guest blogger. Having a military background, she definitely has a lot of interesting and inspiring stories to share with us. You too can become our guest blogger! Submit your story The military has been a part of my life for so long, I [...]
One cannot look back at the beginnings of the Navy SEALs without thinking of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy. It was under his presidency when the Navy SEALs actually came into being, despite the fact that the SEALs can trace their “ancestry” to teams who fought as far back as the Second World War. [...]
The Navy SWCC is not as exposed as the Navy SEAL but recruits are required to undergo rigid training. In fact, the qualification training is held for 26 weeks. This is to prepare them for their tasks of operating and maintaining Navy SEAL war boats for amphibious missions. Extensive fitness training is required for aspirants [...]
It should come as no surprise to anyone that smoking is one of the most detrimental ways that you could affect your health. Tobacco use affects the body in serious ways by withholding essential nutrients from giving your body the boost that it needs to perform at the highest possible levels. If you are considering training for the Navy SEALs, smoking is one of the last things that you will want to do as it will bring your performance down exponentially.
Not only will the nutrients which are going to strengthen your body become blocked, but your breathing will become labored as well. The more that you smoke, the more deadened the tissue in your lungs will become. It will be harder and harder for you to inhale properly and when you do take a breath, you will not be able to absorb the full levels of oxygen from it. That reduced oxygen intake will lower your ability for running, swimming, heavy lifting, and even with concentration.