Sep 02 2008

Globe & Post: Teaching Our Kids To Be Healthy

Published by at 6:41 pm under Uncategorized

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.

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3 Responses to “Globe & Post: Teaching Our Kids To Be Healthy”

  1. Larry Yatkowskyon 03 Sep 2008 at 3:51 pm

    J.

    Not that I noticed, but as a slim-jim if you have a gut I must be carrying a base drum. Yeah that’s a compliment. No to everything else.

    BTW During my tenure in the hallowed halls we had gym classes. What ever happened to those?

  2. Jennie C.on 04 Sep 2008 at 11:42 am

    Once again, the government steps in where parents are failing. It’s a good idea, but my kids were a bit worried. Of course anything that might possibly make a teenager look un-cool is worrisome to them.

  3. Ethanpaulon 15 Sep 2008 at 1:32 am

    Thirty minutes of exercise per day in high school will surely makes the kids stay healthy.

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