posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 07:53 AM
thought I would throw this in on a brighter note. I worked with the english language program at my local university this summer, when I asked one of
the vietnamese study abroad students what she found to be surprising about the USA, she said that she was surprised most of us were not mortally
obese. I couldn't help but laugh, neither could she, but apparently most the world thinks 90% of us are too fat to run a couple miles.
I am in complete agreeance though, we can blame everyone and everything we want, but it boils down to self control. Life in the USA is so easy going
that many just don't care about being physically fit enough to be healthy.
Life goes on, and I believe the theory of natural selection will eventually come into play. Rampant diabetes, heart failure and other complications
will be killing off people in droves in the coming years. The fast food generation is getting older, and when they hit 50 they will start to drop like
flies unfortunately. The sad part is, people are so down about their crappy eating habits that they forget they can change for the better on a dime.
Walking/running a couple times a day, hell once a day, and eating moderately and intelligently can be put into practice at any time. If an individual
happens to possess the drive and will to do it, they can go from 900 lbs to 200 lbs in a matter of months, extending their life expectancy and setting
an example for others to follow.