The Shape of Things to Come: Physical Fitness – JFK got it right (Go you chicken fat – go away)

We often forget the legacy of physical fitness and JFK.  Even as a child, I remember the push for fitness in schools, based on JFK’s focus on fitness.  Even during post WWII and the Korean war, there was concern about fitness. Dwight Eisenhower, as a military man noted that the new draftees  were “soft” and not very physically fit.  Even in the 50’s kids in the US were more out of shape than peers in other countries. We have NOT come a long way – in fact, we are slipping harder – no thanks to phones, computers and TV.

Your political position is not the limiting factor, it is our health, which crosses all parties… we must continue to push ourselves to make choices that are best for our bodies, mind and spirit.

As I hum that brain worm – Go You Chicken Fat – Go Away... I’ll always remember that song that played on every rainy day when we couldn’t go outside to play.  Take a moment, get up and go play. Go Chicken Fat!

Author: turning60andbeyond

Sandi Feaster is a registered nurse and health educator. She has worked in the corporate world as well as taken care of people with chronic health conditions. Sandi is convinced that we can improve our lives by educating ourselves and learning how we can curate the life we want. It may seem simple, but exercise and eating healthy food is the foundation of a longer, healthier and engaged life.

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