Physical Education of the 60s

I am so embarrassed for our country right now.  We have de-evolved into a protoplasmic mess. Look at these kids.  Look at what they are doing.  Look at their bodies.  They were doing Cross Fit before it was a fad. Now think about them when you look at people today.  Remember, this was Kennedy’s dream, not some Siberian prison sentence.  We should be horrified at ourselves. We are what was mocked in the movie Wall-E.  I wish these filmmakers the best in getting the La Sierra program started again.  I know a lot of lawyers are excited about it because they will get to sue some more schools for “harsh conditions”, etc.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected]

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  1. Bridget Reidy MD says:

    I wish they really had gotten phys ed for girls going strong back then. I remember a little exposure to the idea, but the emphasis on upper body strength left us girls in the dust, and I remember a lot of feelings of inferiority about it and the boys’ accomplishments. The running fad of the seventies and the aerobics fad that followed were probably better for health and at inspiring girls and women. Now many young people are doing even better, and don’t seem to feel limited by their gender, though the problem remains of a wide gap between the fit and the unfit where there should be a bell shaped curve. The challenge is in inspiring the unfit to be average or better, when we glorify only the extremely fit. Your peers don’t see your grades, but they see you struggle to lift your heavy body and not even come close enough to envision success. I hope this program gets that, but if it puts all the emphasis on lifting your body with your arms, most girls and heavy kids will feel way more discouraged than they would from virtually any other activity.

  2. Leslie Pace says:

    “Chicken Fat’—I still have the 45 RPM record.
    Chicken Fat, also known as “The Youth Fitness Song.” Composed for President Kennedy’s Physical Fitness Program. Recordings of this song were sent to school districts throughout the United States to accompany the official U.S. Physical Fitness program of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness. Composer: Robert Preston

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