Originally Posted by DuffMan
And I'll debate whether gym classes keep kids thin or the lack of them makes kids fat. Parents make kids fat (unlimited feeding with junk food, video games, etc...) - a 50 minute gym class 3, 4, or 5 days a week won't do it.
50 minutes of exercise 5 days a week will make a huge difference. however, gym class != "exercise" all too often. I know it's nearly 20 years ago for me, but I still remember the prima donna's/princesses standing around gosspping/giggleing in gym class.
and the fat/lazy kids sitting on the bleachers pretending to be so winded that they needed a break.
again, in today's society you can't hardly fail a kid, and there's a hue and cry about discrimination, as just about 90% (ok, made up stat for argument's sake) qualify as being disabled in some form.
"I have asthma, or ADD, or ADHD, or a "heavy flow"..."