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    Average American Male's Body Compared To Bodies Of Men From Other Nations

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    We are an obese nation, no doubt about it. I really noticed it when I was in London, Paris and Barcelona a few months ago. We eat too much and exercise too little. Not a good combination.
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    Meanwhile, a woman that has 3 young children and looks very very fit, has to defend herself because she doesn't make excuses to sit around and get fat.


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    I don't understand what has happened to this country. A lady has to defend herself for being in shape? WTF? I see a person in ripped shape, to me it's an inspiration, but to others somehow it is offensive that someone else had the discipline to do something that they themselves are not capable of.

    It is now ok, if not downright encouraged to be fat and stupid. That's a helluva combo, and we wonder why we can't even pass a budget resolution. It's because we are electing people out of our mass of stupidity.

    Congress is just a reflection of how fucking dumb we have become as a society. They aren't the cause, they are just one of the symptoms. Of many.
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    "I chose the Netherlands because they are the tallest country and are clearly doing something right there," Lamm said. He chose Japan because it is well-known for its longevity, and France because, he said, "a lot of Americans like to compare themselves to that country."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Congress is just a reflection of how fucking dumb we have become as a society. They aren't the cause, they are just one of the symptoms.
    Don't let them completely off the hook, Dave.

    Part of this is technology. As a kid, I actually had to get up and walk over to the tv to change the channels. Nowadays people can pretty much sit on their asses all day and function well enough.

    At the end if the day it's a choice tho, hell if people just got up and walked around a bit, they'd be better off for it.
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    I still blame the way we build our communities with a lot of our obesity problem

    tiny yards that kids can't play ball in....they have to go to the park..which needs to be a planned event in a busy parents day

    no sidewalks so kids have to ride or skate in the street and even then complaints get made to the homeowners association

    even if there are sidewalks there's no where to walk to....zoning prohibits you from having a corner store or tavern...no...those have to be in commercial zoning

    we love our cars so much, and we love our quiet suburbia so much...but they are killing us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    I still blame the way we build our communities with a lot of our obesity problem

    tiny yards that kids can't play ball in....they have to go to the park..which needs to be a planned event in a busy parents day
    Daisy, an unfortunate reality these days is that fewer kids actually play outside anymore. Many of them are too attached to their video games to imagine what can be done outdoors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BREW CREW View Post
    Meanwhile, a woman that has 3 young children and looks very very fit, has to defend herself because she doesn't make excuses to sit around and get fat.


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    I'm sure it's just fat insecure women on facebook that are protesting this woman. Fat bitches have nothing better to do than put you down because your not a fat ass.

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    When I went to Germany back in May, the first thing I noticed when I got off the plane was how many of those guys are fucking twigs! I'm not obese by any means but I'm not the skinniest guy either but those guys are fuckin skinny! They will eat all day and not gain a pound. I couldnt figure it out. But then it hit me.

    Those Euros play soccer like we play video games! Everywhere I went, there was a soccer field and guys playing for what seemed like hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sickman View Post
    I'm sure it's just fat insecure women on facebook that are protesting this woman. Fat bitches have nothing better to do than put you down because your not a fat ass.
    That's cold blooded dude..................but, they are the ones that want to change the name of the Redskins too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BREW CREW View Post
    Meanwhile, a woman that has 3 young children and looks very very fit, has to defend herself because she doesn't make excuses to sit around and get fat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Boxer 9901 View Post
    When I went to Germany back in May, the first thing I noticed when I got off the plane was how many of those guys are fucking twigs! I'm not obese by any means but I'm not the skinniest guy either but those guys are fuckin skinny! They will eat all day and not gain a pound. I couldnt figure it out. But then it hit me.

    Those Euros play soccer like we play video games! Everywhere I went, there was a soccer field and guys playing for what seemed like hours.
    I think the UK has a growing ('scuze the pun) problem with obesity, just as in the US. But one thing that has been done to tackle it is to ban supersize fries and double quarter-pounders at Macdonald's. It doesn't seem to occur to the powers-that-be that those with the inclination will simply buy extra portions...

    Other issues that seem to have escaped the government, in their quest to reduce our weight, is that their determination to sell off all the local recreational grounds and school playing fields, to make way for housing developments, does kind of preclude exercise. Combine that with the fact that processed, high-fat foods are cheaper than fresh, healthy produce and things aren't looking good for us over here.

    As you mentioned, in contrast to the rest of Europe, where cooking from scratch, rather than ordering a takeaway is the norm, and sporting facilities are numerous, it's hardly surprising that we're ballooning, whilst our continental neighbours seem to stay sylph-like. And, all the while, the diet industry continues to rake in a fortune - because of course, it pays for us all to remain fat and desperate to lose weight. Anyone would think it was a conspiracy of some sort..!
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    Dibs, I think the self respect to stay fit trumps everything that you just listed as excuses. I mean, you mentioned the government...who the heck can honestly blame the government for obesity or trying to fight obesity? Who? Housing taking over fields or whatever...ok.. go run around somewhere else. It comes down to self respect and self discipline. It's a fact. The show "The Biggest Loser", for example...takes obese people and makes them ACCOUNTABLE for their own actions. Hmmm...it must work since that show is still running strong and probably has a great viewership...it's a great self motivator even for physically fit people to get it going even harder and stronger. Don't rely on anyone else to make someone lose weight and do NOT make excuses as to why someone can't work out and lose weight. It's all on that person. Motivate ourselves and F the gov't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BREW CREW View Post
    Dibs, I think the self respect to stay fit trumps everything that you just listed as excuses. I mean, you mentioned the government...who the heck can honestly blame the government for obesity or trying to fight obesity? Who? Housing taking over fields or whatever...ok.. go run around somewhere else. It comes down to self respect and self discipline. It's a fact. The show "The Biggest Loser", for example...takes obese people and makes them ACCOUNTABLE for their own actions. Hmmm...it must work since that show is still running strong and probably has a great viewership...it's a great self motivator even for physically fit people to get it going even harder and stronger. Don't rely on anyone else to make someone lose weight and do NOT make excuses as to why someone can't work out and lose weight. It's all on that person. Motivate ourselves and F the gov't.
    Oh, I agree with you - to a certain extent. I just don't think that any of the things I listed send out the right message, or help in any way.

    What you need to remember, Brew, is that over here, obesity is a hugely costly issue for the NHS - our publically-funded healthcare system. And whilst we rely on government to administer that system (and have to listen to them moaning about how much it's costing, etc etc), it is also incumbent upon them to try to make savings, by implementing measures that encourage us to lose weight and live healthier lives - and that certainly does NOT mean selling off what remains of the green spaces we have left in our inner cities - and across the country!

    I think my main bug-bear is the lack of joined-up thinking exhibited by our politicians. But then they're generally like that about everything, so what else can I expect?
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