P.E. – Feature Article

P .E. or Physical Education was required in public schools during the mid century. The worst part of it was the ridiculous uniforms that we had to change into and then out of. Girls were required to wear dresses or skirts to school so it was necessary to be properly attired for sports activities.  President Eisenhower, in the mid 1950’s, had established the President’s Council on Youth Fitness, because of concern about fitness lacking in American youth. The American Medical Association endorsed the president’s efforts. So much of the mid twentieth century public focus was on youth fitness and physical activity.

Today our youth and adults do engage in a variety of sports, public recreation centers, and private gyms. We will focus on some ways to make fitness part of everyday life without having to break the bank.