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In a controversial move, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania is requiring overweight students to take a fitness course in order to receive their degrees.
The mandate, which took effect for freshmen who entered in the fall of 2006, requires that students have their body mass index (BMI) measured.
the university is facing harsh criticism for forcing heavier students take the course
“We know we’re in the midst of an obesity epidemic. We have an obligation to address this head on, knowing fu
School officials should also take a close look at the food options available on campus. It does not make sense to force students to take a class on nutrition, and then have artery clogging foods in every vending machine. Do the students have healthy options available?
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
reply to post by JIMC5499
but keep in mind strongmen on espn are powerlifters
meaning they lift heavy weights with only like 1 or 2 reps which equals ZERO cardio.
that's why they have no definition
Originally posted by SpinifexPrincess
You don't think they raise their heart rates powerlifting? In fact they do. And short spurts of raising your heart rate & lowering it ( commonly known as "interval training" ) is much more effective way of training cardio, than slogging it out for an hour on the treadmill aerobically. Just wanted to clarify that they are actually "doing a form of cardio"
Originally posted by Unity_99
So far, all these opinons thinking that others have the right to prod your body, judge your body, decide by their arbitrary hollywood versions of reality, that your body isn't acceptable, and require that those who aren't approved, be forced into fitness classes, to graduate from a college or universtity, which means the student is already an adult, and soveriegn and can research and make their own decisions about fitness and norms that they may accept of reject.
Because, there are very few careers that weight disqualifies you for.
This is a crime against humanity. This makes big brother your GOD, and reduces you to a mindless drone.
Originally posted by Avenginggecko
It will help them and their society by being more personally and socially responsible.