It’s a wonderful demonstration of how there was once a time when physical education in schools and American culture when health and fitness was gaining strong and positive momentum in our school systems. Unfortunately, the fad dwindled away.
Per the “The Motivation Factor – Physical Education in schools in 1960’s – #JFKChallenge” YouTube Description:
In 1962, JFK gave a speech to the nation challenging them to make a “great national effort.” He held the La Sierra High PE up as the model for the nation to follow. 4,000 high schools followed this program. This is the only known digitized copy of his speech. The footage shows one high school PE class. Remember, this is a normal PE class at high school. This was PE 50 years ago in America! This is just a small part of a full documentary film project we are working on that shows the “why” behind vigorous physical exercise. It has interviews with top MD’s and Ph.D’s from Harvard Medical School, MIT, Cleveland Clinic, MUSC, etc., and summarizes over 1,000 peer-reviewed studies linking vigorous physical exercise to emotional health, high academic test scores, and productivity.
Here at Pledge To Fitness®, we would love to change the status quo, and embrace every venture and cooperation with pools of health and wellness knowledge!
From the PTF™ team and community, we wish everyone a wonderful day!
Love who you see in the mirror.
Personal Training, Massage Therapy, and Nutrition Coaching designed to help you reclaim your energy, passion and motivation in body, mind, and spirit. Contact us today and book your free session!
Get started for free with no risk.
Simply book a free session: In-depth body assessment + Coaching session + Meal Plans.