Americans are said to be the most over weight, but many have a hard time figuring out why. Why is it that many Americans are starting to be overweight and in worse health than the previous generation? I think I have the answer.
Many Americans nowadays aren’t getting enough exercise. That’s right, something as simple as exercise can have a big impact on our daily lives. In the movie WALL-E, the people roamed around on hover chairs. Who needs a wheel chair right? Especially when the machine will do all the work for you.
Is that the kind of life style we want? To be subjects who are limited in our mobility based on some machine? Right now many kids are experiencing this because of Parents not letting their kids play in the park. Instead, they’ll let them play Video Games all day and do nothing.
Now, before you go bashing Video games and start blaming the games themselves, maybe you should take a closer look a parenting. I play Video Games myself, but that doesnt’ mean that Nerds can’t be fit. I in fact have started a Cardio Routine, which will eventually turn into running, which in turn will turn into a Marathon.
I have goals, kids nowadays, don’t. That’s partly because parents let their kids spend too much time playing Video Games as apposed to….well, playing.
Many restaurants have started (in the last decade) increasing portion sizes. Now, they even go as far as encourage you to get a large or (in some cases) super-size. In this case, bigger isn’t always better. Tell me something.
Do you feel better now that you’re bigger? Again, bigger isn’t always better. My parents often times make two meals out of one meal when they go out to eat. Why? Many of these meals are filled with Calories. Many of them over 1,000 calories. That’s half a days Calories for most.
Still think Bigger is Better?
Quality of Food
Our food quality has reduced in the last 10-20 years drastically. Farmers are basically killing the land that they farm one with all the chemicals that they spray on plants. Therefore, we’re forced to look for alternatives: plants that are bug resistant, plants that yield more, and even plants that grow better in certain climates.
When you start tampering with plants: spraying chemicals, changing DNA strands, making them more volatile, something has to give. So, where do we suffer? In Nutritional Value. I can’t stress this enough….
Life is too precious to tamper with. By tampering with those plants, they’re tampering with our health. Empty calories adds to our over all weight. Really. What else is our body going to use useless calories for?
So, my question for you today is, did this inspire you? If so, what are your plans for taking action?