Friday, May 14, 2010

Steinfeld 'Never Quits' Fighting for Fitness

“About 10,000 California students signed up to take Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's fitness challenge when the program began in 2006. Jake Steinfeld, who was appointed chairman of the California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, had students promise that they would be active 30 to 60 minutes every other day for a month. This year, 1,308,054 students committed to the program, and Steinfeld is working to attract more. 'The hardest part about fitness is getting started,' the Pacific Palisades resident told the Palisadian-Post last week. 'If kids get out and exercise, they're able to sit in classes better; they're less fidgety and can focus better, which means they'll do better on tests. Academics and fitness go hand in hand. Where there is increased fitness in schools...

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