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May 5, 2011

Obesity, It’s A HUGE Issue

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t’s a problem in every culture. Obesity is one of today’s most visible – yet most neglected – public health problems in the world.

Obesity is a serious condition, one with profound social and psychological aspects, that affects almost all ages and socioeconomic groups. It overwhelms both thriving and developing countries. As of the year 2000, the number of obese adults has increased to over 300 million. In developing countries it is estimated that over 115 million people suffer from obesity-related health conditions. The latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index shows that 63.1% of adults in the U.S. were either overweight or obese in 2009. In the United States obesity is estimated to cause an excess 111,909 to 365,000 deaths per year.

Nutrition Topic (Obesity) - why isn’t more being done to combat this condition?

The first lady Michelle Obama decided to do something about this epidemic. She has formed a campaign “Let’s move America” and has teamed up with everybody’s favourite songstress Beyonce Knowles to bring awareness to Obesity.

Be aware!

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    Yes. Americans AND Canadians are fat. Americans more so than Canadians. But don’t feel too proud Canadians, you’re still a bit chunky. I think the biggest problems are we are too okay with laziness, and we eat a lot of garbage. It’s caused us to now call fat people “thick” and obese people “big.” Lets get this straight. Shaquille O’neil is big. Maybe Hulk Hogan is thick now that he’s older.

    As I travel to other countries, I notice people abroad generally stay pretty active. As far as women go, In a lot of places being overweight, especially as a woman, is a guarantee that you’ll be alone. As a man, you’d better have money or a good mouthpiece to land a decent girl. Those are the harsh realities of many places. People are being called “fat” to their faces out there. Not PHAT, not plump. It’s old school out there!

    In my visits to the States, I was always amazed by the sizes of their servings. I thought of this as some kind of a bonus. But now I see the bonus goes to the Grim Reaper. In travelling I’ve also noticed that we eat almost no vegetation in North America. There may be a little cup of coleslaw or something, but the tiny cup is kind of a joke. Ya, Coleslaw contains vegetables, but there’s no coleslaw farm.

    A friend of mine went to Hawaii a few years ago. He went to some kind of burger joint and overheard a man at the front of the line demanding, “Don’t put no veggies on my burger! Fu@k my life!” Well he didn’t say the last part, but he did say no veggies on my burger.

    Not all of us are fat. A lot of my friends are pretty active, and stay in shape. Some of us eat right, but I’d say most of us don’t. There’s a stigma attached to trying to take care of yourself. You may hear “What, you don’t eat pork dipped in beef gravy? What are you, some kind of fag?” I don’t see the relation between wanting to live and liking the feel of a man’s rough skin, but people talk like that.

    Being chunky used to be a badge of honor. It used to say, “Look I’ve hunted and gathered the sh!t out of that forest!’ But now the game has gotten too easy. we used to have to burn calories hunting, trapping, skinning, carrying, plowing, reaping, etc. We now just have to sit press the gas pedal of out automatic cars, and sometimes do a herd stretch to grab the brown bag at the drive-thru window. It all feels and tastes so good, but it’s something we can change.

    If you have to hang a juicy steak over the tread mill to keep you motivated i’ll understand, but, today’s the day! Exercise hurts the first few times you do it, but it won’t hurt you forever

    Hopefully I haven’t offended anyone. Don’t get mad at me. Feel free to put the bonbons down and prove me wrong. I know bonbons are delectable, but something has to change.

    Try a brisk walk to the cake factory next time.

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