obesity in the world today
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Posted 6/13/08
I just read an article that says Japan is starting to measure the waistlines of it's citizens.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/13/world/asia/13fat.html?no_interstitial

Now, reading this, I wondered a) how well this would go over for Americans, b) what effects would this have on the Japanese, c) what we as a society can do to curb, or eliminate this problem of obesity in the world.

The following is only my opinion, take it with a grain of salt. I just want to address this epidemic, especially in the western world. I would like some feedback.

I am in the Army. While I am serving my country, I am held to a higher physical standard the general populace. I don't disagree with it, it is nothing too strenuous. I am only held to be at least physically fit. I'm not the smallest guy in the world. Nobody in my family is what one would consider small. Yet, with my family, along with millions of other people, I see obesity is quickly becoming the norm. Obesity rates are sky-rocketing.

In the aforementioned article, I find myself disagreeing with the way the Japanese are conducting this, and the punishments involved. I don't see obesity being too much of a problem in the Eastern world. But I find myself wondering if this would be a good program to institute in America, especially.

Like I said, I am in the Army. We are held to a standard to be physically fit. I believe that it would be for the greater good if we held Americans to this same standard as the Japanese. It would surely benefit the country as a whole, all the while knocking out a lot of serious health issues, and saving the government millions on health care.

Your thoughts?

And before you say anything about "oh, what about our rights to privacy, or our rights to blah, blah, blah, whatever", think about the bigger picture. Yeah, right now, you can eat what you want, when you want, but look at the damage you are causing to not only your body, but your (potential) children, who will indubitably pick up the same habits that you have.
Posted 6/13/08
If the japanese just started I think they can control it but its the Americans that massacre the bathroom scale.


Posted 6/13/08
All we can do is have more education on the proper nutrition and follow a healthy exercise plan.
Posted 6/13/08
Aren`t they going a bit overboard ? Hope this doesn`t happen to Canada .
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Posted 6/13/08
maybe this will drasticly reduce obesity. i mean in my school it seems as if everyone is getting fatter everyday. the teachers even wanted to build a whole new gymnasium to reduce this rate
Posted 6/13/08 , edited 6/13/08
I think that it would be a somewhat good idea for Americans but I have a feeling if that was to go into play over here, alot of people who wouldn't consider themselves overweight would be offended, either that or they'd try and slim down in the most unhealthiest ways like not eating at all or doing all sorts of slim quick fixes.

As many exercise programs and healthy food alerts that they airing on tv and all, alot just ignore it...
Posted 6/13/08
Ban Mc Donalds as some people have a serious addiction to it.
Also create education about food, that healthy food like fruit and veg can be nicer then crappy fast food
Posted 6/13/08

O_oStefferzO-o wrote:

All we can do is have more education on the proper nutrition and follow a healthy exercise plan.


Because everyone loves education and nutritious foods

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Posted 6/13/08
This is a duplicate.

"OBESITY" Thread in Extended Discussions:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-3436/Obesity.html
Posted 6/13/08

mikomiko123 wrote:

This is a duplicate.

"OBESITY" Thread in Extended Discussions:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-3436/Obesity.html


Thank you
Use the forum search next time please

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