Smith , Gregory
September 10, 2018
After reading this article by John F. Kennedy titled “The Soft American”, in which talks about the health and fitness of America on how if the nation is not more physically vigor we as America wake to compromise our ability to defend itself. Throughout the entire article, Kennedy gives reasons why physical fitness and health is important.
For many years health and Physical Fitness has been around, dating all the way back 2500 years ago, when greek world men came together every four years to compete in the Olympian games, one of the most famous athletic contests in history. This is one example Kennedy uses to show how physical fitness has been around for many years and why it is so important. President Kennedy also mentions the basics of physical fitness how Americans and Europeans compare in physical tests. After being compared to 57.9% of American youth failed whereas only 8.9% of the European youth failed to label us Americans as unfit physically, morally, mentally. Despite all the pluses and commodities of the good food, many playgrounds, and school athletics American is still not as fit as a nation.
Although America has the most precious and substantial amount of resources, America physically is not What it should and could be. Our schools, universities, and even daycare systems are urged to give increased attention to physi...