Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Physical Education in the 1960s
Look how much thinner everyone is, even the boys. Look how muscular they are. The other day and I know this is NOT politically correct, I told my husband, "Why do so many young men all seem overweight or very very thin with no muscle structure?" They don't look the same as they used to when I was young.
As I have said, people even the "thin" ones have changed in body shape and stature. People while they are of average or midsized their bodies just do not seem to be shaped the same way as people used to be. The bad food, additives and more are destroying people's health. While the world focuses on weight, there are OTHER health things to be observed. Now consider this, teens in the 1960s ate cheeseburgers, French fries and milk shakes and smoked too. They weren't all doing Jenny Craig and eating lettuce leafs.
If a gym teacher asked a bunch of teens even of thin weights to do these exercises now, how many would be able to do it? This is one thing that always bugs me, I think about when I was young and still had some vigor, and LOVED to ride my bicycle and hike in the woods for miles, and still my body went so wrong. Health is something people enjoyed for eons and people today just aren't as healthy as they were even when I was young. People are getting more autoimmune and other disorders even if they don't become dreaded fat people.
Speaking of physical education, I do wish there was somewhere I could go to exercise and lift weights where I could afford it. If this society cares so much about fat people getting healthier, provide us some gyms to go to. If we are medically fragile like I am, provide us a place. Physical therapy did help me live longer and draw back from the 2008, you almost need to go on oxygen brink. I do wish there had been intervention for me when I had those early breathing problems and more that destroyed exercise for me. If I won the Lotto, even this messed up, I'd hire a trainer and join a decent gym tomorrow.