To help them succeed in school and in life, California’s young people need more access to physical activity, fresh, healthy food, and clean water.” For example, to meet aerobic goals, a 5-foot-6-inch, 150-pound ninth-grade boy must run a mile within 9 minutes, do at least 16 push-ups and 24 sit-ups. Scores for fifth-graders inched upward slightly from 25.4 percent reaching the goal in 2012 to 25.5 percent in 2013. Seventh-grade scores also rose, from 31.9 percent in 2012 to 32.4 percent, while ninth-grade scores stayed the same at 36.5 percent meeting goals in all categories.
Former NFL Stars Hold Fitness Summit
Former NFL stars Ernie and Anthony Thompson took over Terre Haute North High School Saturday morning. They teamed up with the Vigo County School Corporation for a fitness summit. The day started heath screenings to check blood sugar, blood pressure, oxygen levels and pulse, then you could hit the gym to get some one-on-one exercise instruction. Those involved say getting some real football stars, and Terre Haute natives, involved can get a lot of people excited about fitness. “It wakes people up to see that there are ways that you can eat healthy, with our healthy lunch I goes on, and that fitness should be a big part of everyone’s life. Obesity has been a really big problem in we want the community to come together and get a grip on everything,” said Jaci Pabst of Blast Inc. Fitness. Ernie Thompson’s Blast Inc. Fitness group meets three mornings and evening a week at the Terre Haute South weight room. Copyright 2013 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.