What do you think should be done about the obesity epidemic?

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  1. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    While I think everyone should take responsibility for themselves, it has gotten to the point where 1 out of 4 Americans is considered obese (i'm pretty sure that's what I've read...correct me if I'm wrong.) What do you think should be done to curb this growing trend and get people to be more active/health conscious?

    Video games, computers, and tv are obviously pulling people in and helping to create lazy, unmotivated people that aren't concerned with their health. However, these things aren't going to disappear. There are plenty of people that are able to maintain an active lifestyle and still find time to play video games or watch tv (as can be seen from this forum.) So what should be done?

    Do you think the majority of kids that end up obese just weren't pushed by their parents/school to be active in sports? Are these the same people that grow up to be obese adults?

    I'm not sure what can be done to be honest. You can't regulate what people eat or how much they exercise, but are there other options? Would it be possible to push kids to be even more active when they're younger? Would pushing more things such as 18+ baseball leagues, city roller hockey leagues, bike paths through the park/woods grab people's interest and help them lead a more active lifestyle? Or is America doomed to have 1/4+ of our society be overweight/unhealthy?


    Cliffs: I just listed a bunch of shit about people being overweight/lazy. What do you think can be done to make people more active.
     
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    More mandatory PE in school. Once I got to high school I only had to take one semester of PE and all I did was play 4-square for an hour, which if you know is not a very taxing game if you know what your doing. Luckily I was wrestling and running CC/track so I stayed in pretty decent shape.
     
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    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    I blame mcdonalds
    that's right world
    it's ALL mcdonald's fault


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    booger king and wendy's are fine, just mcdonalds :hsugh:
     
  4. JP®

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    Def needs to be taught when they are young.
    My fiance teaches jym and french at the elementry level, and she says 99.9% of the time, if a kid is fat, thier parents are too.
     
  5. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    agreed. i was in marching band (ib:greddy:) and wasn't required to take gym because i was in band for all 4 years. however, marching band is a shitload more difficult than gym especially since i was carrying 50 pounds worth of drums on my shoulders.

    a nutrition class in high school might have helped :dunno:
     
  6. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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  7. JP®

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    Are you over weight?
     
  8. Your engaged to a lesbian?

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  9. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    i believe it. i'm sure the parents make junk food more than accessible to the kids. and generally, i bet the parents don't encourage their kids to be active or aren't active with them.
     
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    staple everyones stomach
     
  11. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    we had a hot gym teacher
    tight body
    firm titties

    I wish I had game back in highschool :o
     
  12. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    was.
     
  13. Now THERE is the fucking answer. Risky medical procedures to make it OK to be lazy.
     
  14. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    you're first in line
     
  15. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    :rofl: :rofl:

    should be covered by the GVT :o
     
  16. Mine looked like men, one even had a very suspicious bulge in her sweats.


    :ugh:
     
  17. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    same here. she was a butch lesbian. seriously. we found her on yahoo personals and she was looking to meet other women.
     
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    ummm sarcasm much?
     
  19. JP®

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    No, im engaged to one of the most attractive women ive ever met in my life.
    Shes not a lesbian, shes so straight she thinks straight sex is dirty. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    Its actually funny how uptight she is.
     
  20. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    funny not found :sadwavey:
     
  21. JP®

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    Its awesome.. She will never get fat!!!
    Heres a pic of hr and I last summer, when i got fatter.

    [​IMG]
     
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    you make me chuckle
     
  23. Ummm, daft much?
     


  24. Shhhh


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  25. Les fille est tres belle.

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