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West Point Students Encouraged to Stay Fit, Study Hard
by Mike Strasser, U.S. Military Academy Public Affairs
West Point, NY | September 12, 2012
Since 2007, the NFL has promoted healthy lifestyles for the nation's youths through the Play 60 program, and two members of the N.Y. Giants visited the West Point Middle School Tuesday to motivate students to stay fit.
Offensive lineman Jim Cordle and wide receiver Domenik Hixon provided tips on staying healthy and advised children to ration their time on video games and choose outdoor activities instead.
Cordle listed all the activities he enjoys while staying active, but also admitted, to the cheers of students, that he also likes video games.
"You guys have to prioritize all your time," he said. "You are all military brats, and my dad was a Marine, so you know what it takes to prioritize ... do your homework, do what you have to do and then do what you want to do."