posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 04:55 AM
I can't speak for the rest of the world but here in the States we have the freedom to be as out of shape as we want. I do not believe its as much of
the Governments fault as our own doing.
McDonald's with cars in the drive thru wrapped around the building every two miles on the rode. Walk into Kroger and your greeted with fresh
vegatables on the right and pre made pies, cakes and donuts on the left. Pizza delivery till 2 am etc. etc.
Here ... entertainment and convenience is a staple of a good life but is also the road to bad health.
Growing up my parents rarely ate fast food, maybe once a month and it was either Capt. D's or White Castle, was always a treat rather than expected.
I was always playing outside, riding a bike, playing football, climbing the big hill.
Now, many kids are raised on Fast Food and have a dvd player or an xbox 360 as a baby sitter. If I had to guess I would say life expectancy could get
worse here ...
That is not to say everyone here has this life style, go to any park here in Louisville at any time of the day, dusk til dawn and you will see people
walking and jogging, kids playing, dogs being walked.
Hell, at my work General Electric pays people to be healthy, by walking with with a pedometer you could make up to 500 bucks a year. Right now they
have a thing going for a 50 dollar Kroger gift card for doing a health assessment.
So not everyone here lives a bad lifestyle but it is really, really easy to be unhealthy ...