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Believe it or not, modern presidents have been a little preoccupied with physical fitness.  Based on the findings of an NYU Professor (and rock climber) which showed that American kids were way more out-of-shape than their peers in Europe, President Eisenhower created “The President’s Council on Youth Fitness” in 1956.  President Kennedy would follow up by making physical fitness a huge part of his campaign, even writing two articles for Sports Illustrated. In 1966, President Johnson created The Presidential Physical Fitness Award based on the results of two national surveys of school kids. You may remember the original test which consisted of a softball throw, a broad jump, a 50 yard dash, and the 600 yard run/ walk. (Okay boomer...). President George W. Bush would eventually popularize the Fitness Council and Physical Fitness Award by appointing Arnold Schwarzenegger chairman.  More recently, Michelle Obama added another initiative to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. Her movement to end childhood obesity, “Let’s Move,” introduced healthy foods and more physical fitness into the nation’s schools.

 

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Anyone who’s been to the gym has seen these individuals.  At a glance, nothing in particular really distinguishes them from the other gym goers.  By every measure, they are basically ordinary. But you’ll know them when you see ‘em because they all have one thing in common:  Sooner or later, they engage in some weirdass behavior that exhibits an utter lack of awareness for their surroundings and a total disregard for other people.  The following perpetrators are the worst:

  

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Calories in.  Calories out.  It’s basic biology.  If you burn more calories than you take in, you will lose weight.  If you take in more calories than you burn, you will gain weight.  It doesn’t matter who you are or what you eat.  And unless you’ve jumped species, it’s true for you, too.  Exercise is necessary and important, but no exercise program will transcend a bad diet.

  

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