Monday Moaning

Get off your ass and walk!

I read a post this morning about the costs of private transport. I’ve lost the link now… Arrrggghhh!

But it took into account the cost of mining, manufacture, etc, right up to the consumer.

Update… 

The link: Good News Monday

The problem today is people seem to have forgotten that they have legs, and that legs were around long before cars.

Cities are not designed for walking, they are designed for cars, and there is more than half the problem.

The old days when you had a corner store and could walk have gone, because people have cars, they can drive to the supermarket.

One of the major problems the world is facing today is obesity. Today in an article I read that 50% obese by 2020 is greatly underestimating the problem.

People today need to get off their asses, and walk. Walk to the shops, I do sometimes, 25 minutes, and I am encumbered by a walking stick. Most people today are encumbered by their i/smart phones. We are encumbered by our need for convenience, and it will be the death of us.

As parents we are setting a horrible example to our kids, and making the problem worse by our own pathetic examples. Kids today just want to sit with their TVs, video games, etc. We need to give them better examples to follow.

Hey-Kid-Get-Off-Your-Ass

6 responses to this post.

  1. My sentiments exactly!

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  2. I probably said this to you before, but exactly how do we convince children sitting in front of the TV or gaming system is more fun than being outdoors? I have only recently started seeing children who would rather be indoors. They are imitating the adults in their lives. Adults need to set the example and get outside, get moving. 50% obesity by 2020? In some areas we are seeing number greater than that already.

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    • >Lois, that’s exactly my point, the kids are influenced by the lazy adults. As for obesity, the first thing we need to get rid of is HFCS, until that happens, obesity will increase.

      AV

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      • I agree, HFCS has to go. If we did away with the subsidies for this product we would see a lot of it disappear. There are foods with it that make no sense to me. Why do we need to add HFCS to applesauce, apples are sweet enough.

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      • Just read, HFCS in soda has been connected to a major increase in gout suffers in UK.

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