The Obesity Crisis
It seems we are inundated with messages about the obesity crisis and future forecasts of the higher percentage of the population who will be overweight. Even Miriam Margoyles had a programme about It and she herself is a large lady.
It is very easy for slim folk to quote 'eat less, move more' but I imagine lots of large people move and eat to the same degree as their slender counterparts. Genes and metabolism have a lot to do with it and diseases like underactive thyroid.
But if you look back over the last 40/50 years it is easy to see how progress, inventions and the food industry have had a bad impact on our health, size and wellbeing.
More people sit indoors on gadgets than get outside walking or playing, nearly everyone has a car and many use for the shortest journeys, kids are driven to school rather than walk, we even spend hours on a sofa with the remote where we used to have to physically get up to change channels. The list goes on.
And food? Don't get me started! Everything now is designed for speed and bad health. Every takeaway could be said to be unhealthy. Snacks from shops are nearly always unhealthy and even so called snack bars are full of sugar. The public at large cannot be held wholly responsible for the increase in obesity. Society is out to make money by fair means or foul and it is so hard not to buy into it.
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