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President Kennedy Says Nation Is Under-Exercised

Dec. 6, 1961 - President Kennedy called last night for broader American participation in sports and other forms of physical activity. “We are under-exercised as a nation,” he said. “We look instead of play, ride instead of walk.” “The remedy, in my judgment, lies in one direction,” he added. “That is in developing programs for broad participation in exercise by all of our young men and women, all of our boys and girls.” The President’s remarks were made after he had accepted the fifth Gold Medal Award of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame. He was honored as a former football player, on the freshman and junior varsity teams at Harvard, and as a man who has carried his identification with this typically American sport to the pinnacle of American public life.


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