The President's Council On Physical Fitness And Sports PSA 1971



science says what you don't use you lose is this where we're heading by the year 2000 full automation and machines do away with our bodies I was hired to integral X times maybe you're taking life too easy maybe you should make things a little harder on yourself Steve I did walk instead of taking the bus skip the elevator and take the stairs swim play ball ooh calisthenics I'm ready to go z12 I'm finished use your hand use your body and things to do I would like to go before it's too late you try anyone there

17 Comments

  1. Ho Lee Phoc I thought I'd never find this. God bless the internet.

  2. Been looking for this ad for years/ THANKS! Powerful and prophetic too (1971-2018) . . all these years later / so many of us closer to being robots than ever before/ connected up to all our technology / and we have to have it. . and more often than not. . no walking/ no running/ just in the static sitting position / cellphones in coffe shop/ bus/ car/ computer at work/ TV screen at home with a beer and pizza/ then when its all done. . we go in and lay on our bed and go to sleep for the night/ next morning. . .repeat/ sitting all day/ car/ office/ home// yep. . head in a box and as# in a chair

  3. Woo hoo!!! I've missed ads like this one. Many thanks for bringing it back. <3

  4. Yep. I too have been looking for years and a good friend finally found it. We had a boss back in the 1970’s that referred to as Z12 !

  5. mrgiosb123…Curious to know what archive you found this commercial?

  6. Finally found it !! I was 11 y/o when this came out. Haunted in my memory for years

  7. Add me to the list of people who've been looking for this commercial for years! Thanks for posting!!!

  8. An amazing find…thank you!

  9. '….is anyone there?'

  10. Wow! Another viewer who has searched for this over many years – private commercial archives, the Ad Council, Fitness Council, etc. Many thanks! Any further background information would be most interesting. We remember it being aired before the release of Lucas's film…but that was a long time ago!

  11. At last! I remember this from when I was a kid!

  12. Like Kew Valley, I've been looking for this for years.
    And since the 1970's I have been saying "I have things to do. I have places to go. Z-12".

    Interesting how two different bits of a PSA stuck to two different people.
    Thanks for the upload.

  13. I've been looking for this commercial for years. Thank you for finding and posting it! I use the expression "I'm ready to go Z12" all the time.

  14. I  have been looking for this add as well. . Either a populace incapacitated with  no body  or one that is so over weight that the rest of the world sees the U.S as a punch line for Fat jokes. You pays your money and you takes your choice….

  15. I'm always talking about this commercial! I finally found it!! Thanks you for posting!!

  16. This brings back memories.

  17. I remember this ad very well. It remains unsettling, even if it's a bit dated now.

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