Obesity - Global Warming-deficit- Obamacare - page 3

by jaad 3,838 Views | 139 Comments

As I plan to join an (ending) obesity campaign in the near future... I'd like to bring this topic up from a different Angle. I believe obesity is one of the most important epidemics facing our country...and costing us... Read More


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    Quote from Pudnluv
    I've always believed education is the best weapon. However, all the education in the world doesn't amount to a hill of beans if you don't have the means or access to buy the food.
    How big of a problem is this? What percent of low income don't have a car?
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    Quote from jaad
    How big of a problem is this? What percent of low income don't have a car?
    Are you genuinely asking or is this a question posed to answer another question? Here is the answer:

    Access to Healthy Food - PolicyLink

    What do you think the answer to the obesity problem is? You seem to question all available data as if it somehow doesn't meet your views. If education were the only solution, then we would all be rich, successful and skinny.
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    Quote from jaad
    My main concern with obesity is how it's destroying America now...unlike the ozone layer...which is not being described as "hemorrhage" like obesity.

    Obesity more than likely: destroys health, hinders jobs, increases depression, increases risk for diabetes, heart disease, raises the cost for all on healthcare, increased pain, joint problems, and Unplanned Pregnancies More Common in Obese Women
    No one disputes that obesity is a problem and causes health issues, in addition to economic consequences. It's one of many problems that plague this country. But tying it in with global warming is a stretch. You look long enough and hard enough, and creatively enough, you can find a connection between almost any 2 things. However, the validity and significance of these connections varies greatly. Media outlets will say anything to grab a headline. They're not really concerned with truth and evidence. That's why I like to read the original studies, same as I do for my practice. If you want to address obesity, more power to you. It's important. I just think you can do it more credibly, effectively and efficiently by not tying it in with another issue to which it has a very tenuous connection at best.
    Last edit by BCgradnurse on Jan 14 : Reason: addition
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    It was an NP who motivated my daughter to lose weight starting in late 2004, mostly in 2005. She told her that with her obesity and HTN she may not live to age 40. She spent nearly 1/2 hour.
    My daughter started with the Special K diet. Now she has read the nutrition books I'd given her before. She went from size 18 to an 8.

    That was at a clinic that charges everyone on an income sliding scale from 50 cents up. She paid $40.00.
    She buys produce at a 99 cent store. The fruits and vegetables are OK but must be eaten right away.
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    Quote from Pudnluv
    Are you genuinely asking or is this a question posed to answer another question? Here is the answer:

    Access to Healthy Food - PolicyLink

    What do you think the answer to the obesity problem is? You seem to question all available data as if it somehow doesn't meet your views. If education were the only solution, then we would all be rich, successful and skinny.
    Do you agree with this?
    Among Rasmussen's findings, reported by The Washington Examiner : 74 percent of the poor own a car or truck; 70 percent have a VCR; 64 percent have a DVD player; 63 percent have cable or satellite TV; 53 percent have a video game system; 50 percent have a computer; 30 percent have two or more cars; and 23 percent use TiVo.

    Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com Rasmussen: Most Americans Below Poverty Level Have Enough Food, at Least One Car
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    Quote from jaad
    You believe that humans are part of the ozone depletion right?
    You seem to be veering off course there, are you under the impression that ozone depletion is what causes climate change?
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    Quote from jaad
    Do you agree with this?
    Among Rasmussen's findings, reported by The Washington Examiner : 74 percent of the poor own a car or truck; 70 percent have a VCR; 64 percent have a DVD player; 63 percent have cable or satellite TV; 53 percent have a video game system; 50 percent have a computer; 30 percent have two or more cars; and 23 percent use TiVo.

    Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com Rasmussen: Most Americans Below Poverty Level Have Enough Food, at Least One Car
    Urgent: Should Obamacare Be Repealed? Vote Here Now!
    I don't doubt that. Many of today's poor were yesterday's middle and upper middle class. I am sure they had all those things before the company shut the doors. I'm sure many also sold a few of the things to make ends meet. I'm sure the car or truck is not brand new. Nowadays, with so much being on the internet, most people own a computer (a lot of jobs only accept applications on line). More and more are actually getting rid of cable and satellite and getting cheap internet and then Netflix or Hulu (much cheaper alternatives).
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    I also would like to add, that while I do believe obesity is a problem, we need to be very careful in our education especially to women. A healthy BMI should be stressed and we need to stay away from images that perpetuate and distort how a woman should or shouldn't look. It is interesting that the higher an income that a man achieves, the more tendency to obesity. But the lower an income a woman receives, the higher tendency to obesity. Our culture is obsessed by how a woman should look. We need to really smash these ideas and encourage our daughters to develop healthy body images and self esteem.
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    Quote from Pudnluv

    What do you think the answer to the obesity problem is? You seem to question all available data as if it somehow doesn't meet your views. If education were the only solution, then we would all be rich, successful and skinny.
    I agree. It's very hard and there is not just one solution. It's gotten so out of control that I believe it's going to be critical that role models step up to the plate.

    Estimating costs will rise to $549.5 billion by 2030, according to a report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

    We need role models back- parents/family, friends, doctors, nurses, teachers, church leaders etc.

    Get kids moving more at schools- 60 minutes moderate to vigorous exercise

    Don't buy junk food- show Coca Cola and Frito's that we don't want their product.

    Don't pack kids lunch with junk food- start their day off with oatmeal and not sugary cereal.

    Reach out to kids "idol's" and ask for more volunteers to speak at schools about obesity awareness

    Junk food not covered on SNAP and highly taxed- that money goes to getting more health food in stores

    Educate on importance of health- transform marketing and messaging- using famous faces kids/people can relate to

    Exercise with kids and lead by example- dogs need daily exercise too

    Limit TV daily

    Limit Video games- play more wee that includes physical activity

    Limit times on forums/internet and get involved with a campaign to end obesity- learn/volunteer

    That's a start...
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    Quote from MunoRN
    You seem to be veering off course there, are you under the impression that ozone depletion is what causes climate change?
    I am curious to know how serious people take ozone depletion.

    Would you rather see billions go to global warming issues or help fight obesity?


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