Thursday, October 12, 2006

Secretary of Interior says get off your ass!

Yesterday I was sitting and listening to the Secretary of Interior, Dirk Kempthorne, address the NRPA. He gave a powerful message – get off your ass, move a bit, enjoy the outdoors, get fit, get healthy and tackle obesity.

Well he didn’t say it exactly that way. But that was my takeaway from his points. But here is what he did say………………..

Put down the Blackberry and go pick some blackberries

Get off of cyberspace and go out into open space.

Put down the iPod and go watch a pod of whales.

And I could not agree with him more!

Don’t you think it is time you got outside a bit more to see what the world has to offer? To get moving. To get fit. To get healthy. Instead of worrying where you’re going to meet that friend for lunch this weekend, why don’t you suggest a hike in the woods, a bike ride through town, or a walk in a park.

I promise when you get back obesity will still be an epidemic, but maybe you’ll be on your way to help change the statistics.


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