Sep 02 2008
We’ve got an epidemic of childhood obesity and an overstretched health care system that can’t cope with the sheer number of out-of-shape adults who don’t take proper care of themselves. The BC Liberal government’s solution? Thirty minutes of exercise per day in high school. And it’s mandatory. (Canadian Press).
An eminently practical solution, actually.
The B.C. Teachers Federation may not be all that happy about it. But since parents reportedly think teaching “life skills” and “self-confidence” are more important than history and science, it’s not all that clear that the 30 minutes a day is going to cut into any particularly essential curriculum, anyway.
In related news, I’m on my new bike about 30 minutes a day. Just in time, too. My gut is definitely starting to show.
I probably should have gotten into the habit of exercising 30 minutes a day when I was younger.