In 1952 yet, people were more physically active, and ate less. Even two car families were a rarity yet, much less the three and four one often finds in year 2004. People walked. To school. To catch the Division Avenue bus, and then go into downtown Grand Rapids and walk a lot more. Gym classes were the norm. And as one can see above, one mostly saw no obese students. Stocky, yes. But the beneficial effects of a more physical and low calorie life are quite apparent.