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Why does Japanese people tend to have a slim body?
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Posted 2/28/10

Slim body or a more normal body?

There are so many factors that play into USA's obesity problem it's not even funny. But, first and foremost it's the food. Look at the prices of meat in the USA and look at prices of meat in other countries. Meat is much more expensive in other countries. The price difference has a lot to do with subsidies and lifestyle (gasoline is much cheaper in the USA than it is overseas as well).

The USA is unique in the fact you need a car to get everywhere unless you own a bike in Portland or live in NYC (only good subway system in the USA). Sure you can take our craptacular public transport system, but it'll take hours more to get to your location, unless our the rush hour balances it out. Even going out to places around my work, a lot of my coworkers take cars if they need to go any place further than a block away. Very few people take the stairs when moving between a floor or three. There's just a high level of laziness in American society.

Bad food (or lots of tasty food) + lazy people = obesity problems.


Good point glide1 stereotypical Americans are fat, lazy, and totally oblivious to their own fail.
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rijn_utagawa wrote:


I am not silly and if Japan is a perfect country than they would not have experiences what the rest of the world have like wars, high unemployment rate, and in war world II they had a shortage of food, which they had to surrender. No offense, but you should take a history class. Every country has to go through bad and good times. Light up. ^ o ^


trolled, nerd.

who's next?


Are you calling me, a nerd, well than it's a complement, because nerds are know to be smart. ^ o ^ Last post for our conversation, because you are going off topic.
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Are you calling me, a nerd, well than it's a complement, because nerds are know to be smart. ^ o ^ Last post for our conversation, because you are going off topic.


Not unless you're a fat, pale, western nerd that thinks they know all that there is to know about a particular culture just because they watch their cartoons and like to use Wikipedia in regards to particular elements about that particular culture (Japanese in this case).

Did you just report me to a moderator because of the the "nerd" comment?
cummon kiddo lighten up
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Posted 2/28/10

rijn_utagawa wrote:


Are you calling me, a nerd, well than it's a complement, because nerds are know to be smart. ^ o ^ Last post for our conversation, because you are going off topic.


Not unless you're a fat, pale, western nerd that thinks they know all that there is to know about a particular culture just because they watch their cartoons and like to use Wikipedia in regards to particular elements about that particular culture (Japanese in this case).

Did you just report me to a moderator because of the the "nerd" comment?
cummon kiddo lighten up


Well I don't know about every thing that there is to know, so yeah I would not qualify as a nerd. ^ o ^
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Posted 2/28/10

AnimeCharmz wrote:


Yuuhki wrote:


AnimeCharmz wrote:

maybe because they just eat better foods....


How would you know it's "better"?
Just asking.
Because that's opinion.


What i mean by better is like healthier foods..... [In America, us americans tend to eat alot of fast food like Mcdonalds, Burger King, etc.....]



Maybe, but I meant other places in general.
You know America, that's an easy target.
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AHAHA funniest theory Ive ever heard
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well.. all the bits and pieces of info you guys put actually together shows the reason why japanese are in good shape compared to americans... the diet, chopsticks, lots and lots of excercise for some not all and well just the fact that they live on a huge island also has a little bit to do with it.. its just a completely different lifestyle from americans... americans are for the most part poorly educated lazier then alot of countries they want everything now with the least effort and they eat and eat and eat.. (of course im not saying EVERY american is like that.. far from it..) anyways... japanese actually have a better health and will live longer then most americans because of their way of life. anyways.. those are all things you can read in any GOOD health articles relating to the subject... and im definatly not talking about wikipedia anyways i dont know everything on the subject and well ive said pretty much what i know in a summarized form.. so ill stop here
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i eat rice and i will die eating rice, with steamed vegies and kikoman.
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Well yeah... i think the reason are eating with chopsticks. I think they burn more calories while trying to eat with those things than they are eating. At least i know i do. When i first started eating with chopsticks i was exhausted and had my fingres gone numb after i finished a bowl of rice.
Posted 3/1/10
dunno, but all ppl like to have a slim body
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Posted 3/1/10
Its genetics - Asians are simply build this more slender way!

When you look at it objectively, also Indians are on an average more slender than caucasian/white people but are more bulky and taller than Asians.
And black people tend to be slightly more bulky and taller than white people (for example black girls have slightly bigger butts than white girls - and I find it sexy)
It also matters from which country they originally came from.... people from North countries tend to be bigger and more bulky than people from South (for example people from Scandinavia are slightly bigger and taller than people from South Europe)


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Posted 3/1/10
dunno~....
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I am an american and I want to weigh in on this topic (pun intended).

Americans lead a prediminately sediatry lifestyle. You don't see kids out playing. People drive if they have to go more than a block. Most Americans do not eat healthy. Those are all ways to become obese.

Asians eat healthier and exercise more.

Granted, some people can eat all the garbage food they want and won't gain a thing. This is either because they are extremely active or just have a high metabolism.

You have to MOVE it to lose it.
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Posted 3/2/10 , edited 3/2/10
the reason is many...
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Posted 3/2/10
Less fatty diets + genetics + compulsory exercise
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