Motes & Beams

A new poll shows that only 25% of teens meet the government’s basic fitness guidelines.

Which I’m betting is at least 10 times the rate it was met by government fitness guideline-writers.

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  1. that’s good to know in case of a zombie apocalypse. You don’t have to be the fastest person…just faster than the 25% that failed the basic fitness test

    The odds are even better than that, blarg – 75% failed, only 25% passed.

    I’d be a lot more concerned about these results if I weren’t convinced it’s just another excuse to spend more taxpayer money on government “fitness” programs. These have existed since before I was born – the President’s Council on Youth Fitness, now called the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (note the mission creep), was founded in 1955, and just look what a fabulous impact it has had on 25% of our teens! Of course, the only possible response to the complete and utter failure of a government program is to expand the program and throw more money at it.


  2. if they really wanted fit children, when a kid enters 1st grade the school would announce that as their final graduation test they would be dropped into the middle of the woods inhabited by Barney Frank and Bill Clinton. Now, they can laze about for the next 12 years or prepare by getting in shape.



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