Health Warnings on Plus Size Clothes
morning and happy damn Friday!!
I heard on the radio this morning that someone has suggested shops giving out health warnings with larger size clothes together, with some kind of weight loss helpline.
Do you think this would make people more inclined to slim down? They've put the topic up for the daily debate but won't be reading out the emails and texts til tonight. I imagine overweight people will be outraged. I was never outraged when they started putting bigger health warnings on cigarette packets I already knew the risks and accepted that making them bigger probably might make a lot of people stop and think about their lifestyle choice a bit more, but it seems that whilst it's OK to constantly remind someone who's addicted to nicotine that they're putting their health at risk, it's NOT socially acceptable to tell an overweight person that their cake habit could cost them their health.
What do you think?
Now they are saying atkins is not the best. There is a guy similar to Jamie Oliver. His name is Richard Simmons. He is starting a compaign for all schools across america. To have physical education classes put back into schools. That is part of the reason why we have heavy children he says. He has a really neat website called richardsimmons.com there is even a survey on their people can take.
My brother in law has two sons and their school has taken physical education out of their elementary school. His kids do not even know how to do push ups. He tries to show them how to do push ups. And they are not interested in learning. Sad huh? Well must be going bye.
I wonder have they cut PE classes in case some little darling injures themselves and the parents sue the school! Grr!
Jamie Oliver had his work well and truly cut out for him. Firstly the lack of funds, ie the schools "cannot afford" decent ingredients. Then the "cooks" employed to do the school dinners didn't actually know how to cook "proper" food and had to be taught, and a lot of them got the right hump about it, they didn't seem to have the "worthwhile work" ethic ie they didn't care about job satisfaction of knowing they were providing NUTRITIONAL meals. Then the kids refused to eat the proper food and either chose to go hungry or left the grounds to go to McDonalds or had their parents sneak stuff through the gates to them. Then when they get home they get more of the same rubbish.
Jamie made the point that the meal served at school is often the only chance a lot of children get for a "half decent" meal.
Even where the children were not all overweight, there was one instance of a small child having really bad constipation (due to not eating any greens or any wholegrains) and so eventually it threw up, and there were partially formed turds in its vomit. Lovely.
Parents not bringing their kids up on proper food should be done for neglect in my book.
Well I do not have kids but I believe parents should cook healthy foods. My mom raised me without a father. She bought healthy foods. I was allowed one soda a day. One desert a day. She cooked vegtables pork chops meat loaf non fried foods. I remember she baked frenchfries also. She did her best and I remember she even exercised in our home with a exercise bike. So that made me want to exercise.
I remember two years ago my brother in law had his nephews over for christmas at our home. I baked a nice turkey, brocolli casserole, sweet potatoes good stuff. Oh heavens for bids. They griped and said uh all they ate was the turkey. I recall these kids telling me their mother doesn't cook. She is trashy and has six cats with pee smell in the house. You can smell the pee outside the door I heard.
I think lack of PE and other forms of exercise has had a greater impact than even the crappy diets many people eat. I am 37 and ate my fair share of rubbish as a kid. I ate sweets and cakes and biscuits but the difference was I was active, we had PE at least twice a week, everyone walked to school and kids played out. There was no wall to wall TV and games consoles, mobile phones and the internet.
Kids are woefully inactive these days (as are many adults) the most exercise they get is changing buttons on the remote. You can get away with eating a certain amount of rubbish if you can burn it off.