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Army changing training guidelines

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KWWL) --  The U.S. Army is overhauling the fitness and nutrition portion of its basic training program.

It will no longer focus on long runs and bayonet drills. They will instead teach about injury prevention and healthy eating habits.

The new program will also change food options in the food line, replacing sodas with juice and cutting out higher fat foods.

This is the first substantial change to Army basic fitness training in 30 years. The last change came in 1980 when men and women started training together.

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