Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501
Good point, and the struggle is figuring out... given the constraints, how can we solve the problem.
How do you reduce obesity when you have "big food" using deceptive labeling? How do you convince people to make better food, when they don't know how to cook? How do you convince frugal people to buy better food when good food is unbelievably expensive? How do you convince people to stay on diets and exercise programs when: 1) they fail because they're not reading labels right; 2) they fail because they got suckered into some sham diet or exercise plan; 3) they fail because they don't have the money to pay for a trainer?
For example... I'm not a big fan of running. And I don't get people's obsession with it. If you can do it consistently, good for you. But too many people think that running an hour a day is the best way to lose weight. So much miseducation out there about how to keep yourself in good shape.
It may not be the best way to lose weight, but it's certainly better than sitting on your ass watching TV.
My generation didn't spend all day playing video games. We were outside doing something active, sunrise to sunset. Stickball, street hockey, touch football, tennis - hell, we made up games to play.
Sadly, it's my generation that is allowing obesity to become an epidemic among children. Buying the PS3 because everyone else has one, then allowing thier kid to sit on it for hours on end.
Going through the drive thru and feeding your kids garbage because you're in a hurry or because you can't say boo to your kid.
Instead of blaming "big food", people can take personal responsibility for their predicament and do something
to change their habits. It's not going to happen overnight. Small steps can lead to big change.