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Obesity costs more than $8 bil in lost U.S. productivity

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Car culture strikes again.

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http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm

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It is important to control your weight. Obesity is a major cause of million different diseases.

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The problem is that in the US they are trying to redefine fat as normal. All these campaigns about being proud of your body as it is etc. It's actually irresponsible, they are teaching people that it's ok to be fat, when really it's a health risk, and fat people die younger. They should be teaching that exercise is ok, and that being proud of a post-exercise body is good.

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Sugar, Spice and Everything nice.... but the good old professor accidentally (NOT!) put mixed the secret chemical-X!! (lots of fats and lard).

And so the Potato Puff Guys were created.

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Make Wal-Mart and the like to get rid of their shopping cars for fat people and things will start changing

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If you want to avoid being a part of obesity statistics you have to remember the importance of proper nutrition. Avoid foods that are filled with fructose and excessive sugar like soda and fruit juices. Restrict carbohydrates like grains, sugar, fructose and keep in mind that processed foods break down to sugar. Replace unhealthy foods with vegetables and healthy fats which contain simple sugars like glucose. Exercise is a key factor and is a very important part of weight management. It can synergize the effects of healthy food choices and helps you reach your short-and long-range weight loss goals.

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Yoko, its not only the car culture, its lazy culture, mc Donalds, other burgers, huge portions, take away, no exercise, lack of good healthy cooking (teaching) in school culture as well. and don't forget the UK is waddling up close behind and possibly over taken the USA in the super size stakes.

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I never realized just how large a percentage of the U.S. population was obese until I moved to Japan twenty years ago. I think most people there just accept it as a matter of course that the older you get, the heavier you get. I'm in the worst shape of my life right now, and I'm still in much better shape than most of my peers back in the states. People there really do need to readjust their perception as to what is healthy and what isn't. Criticizing models for being too thin strikes me as more than a bit ... strange given how heavy most people are. Get down to a healthy weight yourself, then you can complain about people who are too thin.

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Stop demonising people who may not have the perfect body shape... Fat people are also human beings u know

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Stop demonising people who may not have the perfect body shape...

There's a pretty wide spectrum between "perfect body shape" and obesity. People who let themselves get so far out of shape are, in many cases, a walking announcement for their lack of self-discipline.

An exception can be made for those at the bottom of the economic scale -- who can afford a diet consisting of "cheap food" -- high in sugar and carbs and low in actual nutrition.

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Stop demonising people who may not have the perfect body shape... Fat people are also human beings u know

I don't demonize them - because you are correct, they are humans. But neither am I going to accept fat as being normal, because it isn't. And I'm not going to have sympathy for any fat people that aren't exercising 3-4 times a week, and watching what they eat. I don't think it makes them bad people if they do not do those things, but it does make them in bad shape.

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