Extra Credit for Thin-ness
Have you guys heard of the 60 Minutes a Day of Play campaign? It’s actually an NFL movement to get kids to include more, well, movement in their day without labeling it “exercise.”
According to NFL.com, its intent is to help kids get in 60 minutes of “play” by participating in fun, physical activity for an hour each day in order to combat childhood obesity.
I think it sounds like a pretty stand up program if you ask me. Get some public figures who kids idolize to encourage it, and it might just work!
However, what I think is an absolutely horrible idea to get children to exercise?Basing exam grades on slimness.
Pierre Dukan, the nutritionist for the Dukan diet is suggesting to give students extra credit for being slim.
The plan calls for high school students to be allowed to take a so-called "ideal weight" option in their final year exams, the "baccalaureat", under which they would earn extra points if they kept a body mass index (BMI) of between 18 and 25.
Those already overweight at the start of the two-year course would score double points if they managed to slim down over a period of two years.
headdeskIs it just me or does that not sound like an eating disorder waiting to happen? Um, yeah…I like the play time campaign better.
All that said, 15 years ago (15 years?!) when I was in grade school, my breakfast sure looked a heck of a lot worse than they do now. I’ve gone from a double sized cereal bowl of cinnamon toast crunch with milk to….
Ahem. Anyway, this breakfast is a repeater of yesterday’s – the only difference today is that I added a little cheese and a lott-o avocado
I have been straight up craving eggs lately (if you couldn’t tell!) Three to five a day aint no thang for me this week.
Before breakfast I got in a full body lifting workout. I did 8 exercises total in a superset style format and it took about an hour when including a dynamic warm up and a cool down/stretch. Here’s what it looked like
8-Exercise Full Body Workout
Dynamic warm up: walking lunges, monster walks, inch worms, high knee pulls, then…
|Sumo Deadlift w/ DB||4×8|
|Barbell Hip Thrusts||4×8|
|Wide Grip Lat Pulldowns||4×8|
Now I’m off to take Niko for a walk before getting ready for work. Have a good one, guys
What was your typical grade school breakfast? Typical breakfast now?