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Bush Gets Physical With Us

MSNBC reported recently that the Bush administration is going to get more involved when it comes to our physical activity.

To find out how Bush is going to be with us while we're at the gym,

The Physical Activity Guidelines, which probably won't surface until 2008, are going to be guidelines for the amount of physical activity everyone should get to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It will be similar to what we see in the food pyramid and instead of daily recommendations for food, there will be recommendations for daily exercise (for example, 30 minutes per day will aid in the prevention of weight gain). Seems to me that the guidelines are not going to be rocket science but more science based with a heavy dose of common sense. This would be a much needed update for the American public as the last time we saw anything similar to the upcoming guidelines was a warning from the Surgeon General in the mid 1990s.

Fit's Take: While some may worry about big brother taking over (first with the possible ban on trans fat and now this). However, the guidelines are not meant to be strictly enforced and with an average of 60 million obese Americans, good solid recommendations to live by are a good thing.


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siouxsie siouxsie 10 years
Jenna- i would say salesman as opposed to figurehead, but close enough. cheney is the emperor behind the vader.... although he most closely resembles the penguin to me.
wynter wynter 10 years
I LOOOOVE the fact they are taking soda completely out of schools and junk food out of the snack machines. At least at our son's school over the next year. I don't like them eating it or drinking it, and he's good about choosing milk over coke, so now I won't have to worry so much as he gets older. They're even opening up a fresh fruit and vegetable stand where they can buy freshly cut fruit & veggies to eat during recesses. Their drink machines now will have water, teas, and low sugar fruit juices. The snack machines will have pretzels, low fat granola bars, & things like that.
snixy30 snixy30 10 years
2008 will rock...I hope gulianni Runs...I will vote for him ..
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
babybeluga, obese people are well aware whats healthy and unhealthy for them. It doesn't matter who tells them what, they already know this. Fruit, good. Big Mac, bad. Exercise, good...etc.
JennaV JennaV 10 years
Well.....yeah, but we all know Cheney makes all the decisions. Bush is just a figurehead. Can't wait til 2008.....
snixy30 snixy30 10 years
The best excersise I would do with bush is beat down john kerry and his psycho wife...hes not an alchoholic anymore ...for his age at 60 hes in really good shape.his resting heart beat is like 42...thats excellent..wish mine was that slow. He jogs daily and watches his diet.....all this while being prez. hes not stressing lol
Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt 10 years
laying off the booze would be good for gwb ______________________ ~~ in puris naturalibus ~~
babybeluga babybeluga 10 years
people will disagree with anything bush does, but the truth is this is no different than the food pyramid and no one ever complained about that. it's a recomendation. take it or leave it. but for our own health, it would be in our best interest to take it. who cares if it's obvious? it's clearly not obvious enough for all the obese people.
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
...and all this time everyone says our government was dumb asses
flutterpie flutterpie 10 years
shocking just shocking. i mean i totally thought that lifting that 1/2 pound burger would actually substitute weight lifting. thank goodness we have the government to point us in the right direction, yay! what if the hokey pokey is really what its all about
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
You mean WALKING into Taco Bell to get my chalupas will not make up for the 1,200 calories I'm about to stuff in my face??? :?
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Totally agree, flutter.
flutterpie flutterpie 10 years
i know layla i had no idea that lifting my arm to eat cheetos was not considered exercise, jen i agree with that, we as consumers need to say hey im not to eat the artery clogger, if consumers would eat what is right, businesses will follow what if the hokey pokey is really what its all about
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
I'd rather they tell us what's good and bad for us then outlaw what's bad for us. :P
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
..and thank god they will be telling us how long to exercise. Who would have thought 5 minutes a day of exercise wasn't enough. :oy:
flutterpie flutterpie 10 years
shocking, just shocking, we really need the government to tell us what is good and bad for us. what if the hokey pokey is really what its all about
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
I know Flutter. Believe it or not it's NOT good for you. No matter what everyone else in the world says.
flutterpie flutterpie 10 years
what, are you kidding? what do you mean mcdonalds is not part of a healthy diet? i have been lied to, I'm suing, right i heck my spelling what if the hokey pokey is really what its all about
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
Right Jen. Just like the no fats law, people KNOW whats good and what's bad for them. We all know how much we should exercise. We know that fast food isn't good. We don't need someone making laws and such to tell us that AGAIN.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
See, now *this* isn't big brotherish. These are solid recommendations that people can take or leave. Or bitch about. LOL
siouxsie siouxsie 10 years
amen to that flutter...i could bike or run a mile a day too if i vacationed 8 months out of the year or whatever the hell it is...pampered bitches piss me off...
flutterpie flutterpie 10 years
well didnt you know sioux, no child is left behind! i would love for that man to lead a middle class lifestyle for one day in his life, struggle with daycare and work and then say i have time to exercise, yay! what if the hokey pokey is really what its all about
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
Haha! Sooo funny.
siouxsie siouxsie 10 years
um yeah and when are we supposed to fit that in when we're all working 2 plus jobs to pay for everything and take care of kids (for those of us who have them) because asshat and his dickweed congress care nothing for raising the minimum wage or protecting the middleclass? ill tell him where he can shove his exercise agenda...the same place gannon used to...
flutterpie flutterpie 10 years
nope, mine says it too, hilarious. someone needs to be flagged for this. :D what if the hokey pokey is really what its all about
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