exercise http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri Honors General And His Jumping Jacks http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-honors-general-and-his-jumping-jacks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Show-Me State is designating the jumping jack as its official exercise in honor of the U.S. Army's second highest-ranked general.</span></p><p>Gen. John Pershing, who was from Laclede, Missouri, is credited with inventing the exercise while training cadets at West Point before WWI.</p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon signed Senate Bill 669 bill Thursday, which was sponsored by State Rep. Pat Conway of St. Joseph.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 01:53:49 +0000 Joseph Leahy 37961 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Honors General And His Jumping Jacks Should lack of exercise be considered a medical condition? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/should-lack-exercise-be-considered-medical-condition "You've got a bad case of deconditioning," the doctor says.<p>Actually, it would be the rare doctor who would say that to anyone. And though it might sound like something to do with hair, in fact, deconditioning is a familiar and more profound problem: the decidedly unnatural state of being physically inactive.<p>At some point in the last few decades, the human race went from being a species that is active most of the time to one that is increasingly sedentary. Thu, 16 Aug 2012 17:21:03 +0000 4336 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Should lack of exercise be considered a medical condition? 'Jumping Jacks;' the new Mo. state exercise? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jumping-jacks-new-mo-state-exercise <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><em>Jacob Fenston, <a href="http://kbia.org/post/exercise-commonly-known-jumping-jacks">KBIA</a></em></p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 12:35:38 +0000 KBIA 2896 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'Jumping Jacks;' the new Mo. state exercise?