A new bill passed in Oklahoma adds more exercise to the school day.
There has been a lot of talk lately about this new bill that Governor Brad Henry signed on May 5th. This bill essentially doubles the amount of exercise that children are required to get in school.
In Oklahoma, kids were required to get 60 minutes a week of physical activity. Now, thanks to his bill, they will get 120 minutes. Well, it seems to take great feats to pass bills in our political system so I applaud him for staying the course and getting this bill passed.
What is sad is that kids need 60 minutes a day. So, although this helps, hopefully there is also some associated messages to parents of Oklahoma telling them that they have to be responsible to make sure their child gets the remaining 300 minutes (at minimum!) of exercise that they need to be healthy.
When you think about your whole day, one hour of playing actively (for a kid that doesn't have a job yet!) should be easy to find. But, obviously, it is not that simple. But honestly, shouldn't it be?