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Obesity now a bigger problem than hunger??

Friday, December 14, 2012

http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/13/
health/global-burden-repor
t/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

This is kind of crazy. I mean, I'm glad hunger isn't as much of an issue as it used to be, in a global sense, but....wow, what a turnaround. This is such an understatement, but what a true shame that the world is overcorrecting on the hunger issue and people are hurting themselves with too much food and too much of it unhealthy. It's a shame that Western culture has so successfully exported its dietary style to other places around the world (not to mention, the fact that a "Western diet" is an unhealthy one - how terrible is it that we adopted as "our" diet such a bad way of eating??).

I still can't quite wrap my head around this.
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  • COMPUCATHY
    We see it every day. As I sit people-watching, I sometimes tally up the weight categories of people that I see. Over 50% are overweight to obese on any given day. We just have to correct ourselves and let our light shine and hope it helps us and maybe someone else along the way. Hope you have a great weekend! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon
    2408 days ago
  • MERETONI
    Humans are less active than they used to be. I'd like to blame technology but maybe just being lazy is the problem. When I was a kid we were never inside playing games, on the computer, in front of the tv. If anything we preferred to be outside for as long as our parents allowed. Now, I know a lot of kids/teens that spend their free times in front of some form of screen.

    Hearing that obesity is a bigger problem isn't too surprising. But other than changing what you do in your own home, what is there we can do to stop the epidemic? Hunger we can help by supplying food, but obesity... who knows..
    2409 days ago
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