Missouri's official state exercise could be jumping jacks

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Get jumping, Missouri.
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  • Get jumping, Missouri.
Missourians tend to view exercise like everything else that might lead to change: Why don't you do some and then I'll decide whether I want to long after you've finished. We come by our obesity (projected to be 62.1 percent by 2030) honestly.

Thus, it's a bit of a surprise to learn that Missouri is considering adopting jumping jacks as its official exercise. The Kansas City Star reports that state Rep. Pat Conway (D-St. Joseph) has introduced a bill, as he did last year, seeking to deem jumping jacks as the official exercise of Missouri. State Sen. Rob Schaaf (R-St. Joseph) has introduced a similar bill in the Missouri Senate. So it's good to know that something has bipartisan support. Missouri would apparently join Maryland (walking) as the only two states with an official exercise. What do you think should be the state's exercise?

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