Through the evaluation of the wellbeing of recruits, a preventative life style approach can be re-enforced, lowering the risk of various diseases and conditions. This study was conducted in order to determine the current wellbeing of recruits at various locations in the country. All institutes revealed a high risk concerning body mass index and coordination. Institute 1 and Institute 2 attained elevated heart health readings. The waist-to-hip ratios in Institute 2 and Institute 3 proved to be high
risk areas. Furthermore, Institute 3 indicated a high stress index and a high risk overall fitness in comparison to the other training institutes.
This paper was initially delivered at the Annual Congress of the Biological
Sciences Division of the South African Academy for Science and Art, ARC-Plant Protection Research Institute, Roodeplaat, Pretoria, South
Africa on 01 October 2010.