Encouraged by a constituent who is also a chiropractor for the Ravens, 1st District Councilman Tom Quirk has proposed legislation to establish a Baltimore County Advisory Council on Physical Fitness.
The Baltimore County Council will consider the measure, which was cosponsored by 5th District Councilman David Marks, during its work session on April 29.
"I think that having a fitness council is just one more thing Baltimore County can do to help lead the way to encourage Baltimore County employees and residents to seriously consider their health and their exercise routines," said Quirk, who represents Arbutus, Catonsville and Lansdowne.
"I think one thing that's really concerning is seeing all the kids today. Kids that aren't jumping on their bikes and going for walks — instead they're sitting behind a computer playing video games all day," Quirk said. "We have to do more to encourage fitness programs and healthy activities among the residents of Baltimore County."
Quirk said the idea was presented to him by Doug Miller, a Catonsville resident appointed to the State Advisory Council on Physical Fitness by Gov. Martin O'Malley.