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P.E. in Japan Showed Me I’d Been Thinking About Exercise All Wrong

Three life-changing lessons on exercise

Illustrations by Kaki Okumura

From a young age in American public schools, as early as elementary school, my health teachers would talk about how exercise was good for building strong bones, making my lungs stronger, and preventing heart disease.

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Kaki Okumura

Kaki Okumura

Born in Dallas, raised in New York and Tokyo. I care about helping others learn to live a better, healthier life. My site: www.kakikata.space 🌱

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