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Wednesday
Oct022013

Local Wisconsin Lawmaker Drafts Bill to Increase Exercise Among Youth

 

Worried by the lack of physical activity among Wisconsin youth, Rep. Chad Weininger, R-Green Bay, is drafting a bill that would increase the required daily amount of physical activity students K-8 receive, in hopes of restoring the value of physical activity in young people.

Rep. Weininger cites better test scores, higher self-esteem, better health and a healthier adult population as reasons for the bill. “Once the adolescents turn adults, Rep. Weininger hopes they will share their healthier lifestyle and ‘curve the trend so we reduce that one in four’ statistic by sharing what they learned growing up,” reports the Chippewa Herald.

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