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Obesity Epidemic in North America

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Posted by Member # 1
Jul 15th 2011 @ 05:45 PM

I blame the obesity epidemic on the North American society/values in general.

I wanted to write about this topic to get people/society in general thinking about who we used to be, who we are now, and where we are going.

Oh and if you don't think Canada is as bad as the US then you may be right, however I don't see Canadian society taking long to catch up to our neighbours to the south. If fundamental North American societal values don't change I don't see how the situation is going to get any better; we owe it to the children, the future, to let them live in an environment that is condusive to a physically healthy lifestyle.

I would just like to end with a quick real-life example that comes to mind: I have been going to nightclubs for 16 years now, since I started going to all-ages clubs at the age of 16. Remember how more clubs had larger dancefloors in the 90's and most people would actually DANCE (thus being physically active) at a club?? Interesting how these days clubs are decked out with bottle-service seating; such establishments should be called drinkclubs. (If you didn't notice, I much prefer danceclubs :P)

...just something to get people talking about this whole obesity epidemic issue...

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