Thursday, April 23, 2015

JFK's Goal for Fitness

In the 1960's, President Kennedy had a goal for our country around our activity and our fitness:

A couple of things on this:

  • When did we as a country begin to decide that gym was optional?
  • Have you ever seen a group of kids that came anything close to being in shape as the kids in this video?  And not a fat kid in the bunch.
  • How prescient were Kennedy's words at the 1:25 mark?  
I hope this film gets built, and more than that, I hope that the philosophy that it espouses gets enacted in our schools.  We desperately need it.

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