So you've been wondering what your child is going to be learning before he/she is released from the new extended mandantory time served in our glorious education facilities?
TORONTO -- Ontario should consider changes to its high school physical education program, researchers said yesterday, after finding most students are dropping gym classes, raising fears of obesity in teens.
That's right - can you imagine anyone getting physical without a health nazis to lead the parade?
Over the last 25 years, obesity rates have more than tripled for Canadian children between the ages of 12 and 17. Obesity increases the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes.
They're getting fat because they've been brainwashed to shun healthy appetite suppressing cigarettes and fed a steady stream of candy from their teachers to reward subservient behaviour in the classroom.
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Both researchers suggested that requiring students to take more than one year of gym in high school could help.
I guess I reveal my naiveté in assuming that the word participation when refering to sports activities connotes a willing engagement.
I hope this new emphasis on physical activity will ensure our children won't have to sit through the latest version ofReefer Madness or have to witness the instructor's trackpant "tent" as he teaches reproduction during the ever dreaded compulsory and sedentary "health class". That said, I do recall one interesting piece of knowledge acquired in health class: one of my classmates once demonstrated that if you visibly yawn you can set off a chain reaction in a room of otherwise unoccupied people - try it on the subway or bus sometime!
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Posted by basil on Wednesday, July 26, 2006