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TOO LAZY TO EXERCISE OR WORKING HARD TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE? SCENARIO FROM THE USA



Some astounding factors about Exercise in America

Comparing the data from 1988-1994 with 2009-2010, the proportion of adults who reported

NO PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, increased from 19.1% to 51.7% in women and 11.4% to 43.5% in men.

WHY?

Did the Americans just decide to abandon exercising because they didn't like it?

Good Food is available but at a price 


In a recent analysis, more than 50 per cent of the population belonging to any of the following subgroups, in the workforce, were INACTIVE!

Black Women aged 18-39 59.9%

Mexican American Women aged 18-39 57.2%

Black Women aged 40-64 70.3%

Mexican American Men aged 18-39 52.8%

Black Men aged 40-64 57.4%

Mexican American Men aged 40-64 63.2%

Let us not discuss the DETERIORATION IN THE QUALITY OF FOOD in America even though the CALORIC content or even Carbs/Fat/Protein content (QUANTITY) may not have changed

GOOD FOOD IS AVAILABLE BUT AT A PRICE



A public health specialist who is not contaminated with the reductionist Biomedical view has asked:

Are Americans too lazy to exercise or Just too busy keeping food on the table?

Americans who work spend 5 to 6 hours per weekday and 6 to 7 hours per weekend day engaged in leisure time activities. UNFORTUNATELY the largest portion of this activity is watching TV 2.8 hours on the average, lower paid workers spending more time in front of TV.

According to Bureau of Labour Statistics

Men spend 21.6 minutes per weekday and 32.4 minutes per weekend day being physically ACTIVE, while women spend 15 minutes per weekday and 12.6 minutes per weekend day being physically ACTIVE. (what do you say about the reduction in Women during the weekend?)

Poor People are less active: Poverty rate Black women 25% MexicanAmerican higher and Indian women the highest at 34%.

Single Mothers are less active. Poverty rate among single mothers are 41%

You can see why most health care providers, Doctors, Nurses, Nutritionists, Exercise people have not been successful and the Obesity rate is rising?



Can only surmise that they don't understand the situation?


The overweight/obesity rate is decreasing or holding steady among the Upper Middle Class!
MOST PEOPLE LIVING IN THIS AMERICAN CITY CANNOT AFFORD TO EAT HERE. IRONICALLY, IT IS NEXT TO A MEDICAL(DISEASE) CENTRE. PATIENTS CANT AFFORD, PERHAPS THE DOCTORS CAN?

in the reservation where the Blue House is located, all workers for the tribe is given one hour off for exercise.
Highly paid, consultant and European-americans take advantage of the hour to exercise whereas the lower paid, work force Indians do not take advantage of the hour but attend to more immediate and urgent needs!

SO STOP SAYING, EXERCISE MORE AND EAT BETTER!