More US Children Severely Obese

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    This may well be the first generation that does not live as long on average as their parents. This has never happened before in US history!

     
  2. InTheLight

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    It's going to be a problem.
     
  3. plain_n_simple

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    “Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. [50] And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.”

    Ezekiel 16:49-50
     
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    Just curios, p_n_s, and C.T.Boy, how much do you weigh ?

    I'm almost 53, 6 foot 1, 185 pounds. Physical fitness has always been very important to me, and I'm glad I grew up in a time when schools had recess, allowed kids to play rough, and encouraged them to compete.

    When you soften up families, you get soft children.

    In other words….it's the democrats fault.
     
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    The CDC confirms Michelle Obama’s childhood obesity crisis is a myth




    A decade-long drumbeat of bad news about childhood obesity is now officially wrong. Michelle Obama is wrong, too. America is not in the grip of a childhood obesity epidemic and, consequently, the First Lady’s much-ballyhooed anti-obesity strategy is redundant, at best.

    According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and published in Wednesday’s edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association, the obesity rate among pre-school American children plummeted 43 percent over the past 10 years. Only 8 percent of 2- to 5-year-olds were obese in 2011-2012, down from 14 percent in 2003-2004.

    Such good news is a veritable shock to anti-obesity campaigners, but it should not be. Despite being based upon the deeply flawed Body Mass Index height-weight ratio, official statistics have shown for some time that the child obesity ‘epidemic’ had leveled off.

    For example, an earlier CDC childhood obesity study, also published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, examined the BMI of children between 1999 and 2008, the decade during which childhood obesity was consistently described as America’s preeminent public health problem.

    The results were striking. At no time during the study period was there a statistically significant trend, except for boys at the highest BMI levels. In other words, any spike in obesity was narrowly confined to a very small number of very obese boys.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/27/t...dhood-obesity-crisis-is-a-myth/#ixzz2yG2lwOzk
     
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    The CDC data does show a decrease in pre-school obesity, but all other ages are constant or increasing.
     
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    too short, huh?
     
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    This, :thumbsup:

    I know this song isn't PC, but here's a great hit by Bob Wills.

    Roly Poly - Enjoy!! :laugh:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhB-P820HP0
     
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    When I was discharged from the Army at age 22 I weighed 162 pounds. Now, 52 years later I weigh 162 pounds. I am 6'0" tall.

    You might ask how do I know that I was 162 at age 22 ... my discharge medical shows I was that weight. I have it in my file at home.

    I exercise at various classes 5 days a week. Additionally I walk about two to three miles three to five times a week, depending on weather.

    Last year I was pleased to find I could still hike 12 miles in a day over very rough terrain ... as did my wife.

    Not bad for an old fellow and I thank God daily for the blessing of being able to do so.
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    I might not, as well.

    It's good to see you leading by example.
     
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    One thing I do not understand about the men in our society and that is why so few retired men take exercise classes at their local senior center. This morning there were three of us in a Pilates class and I was the only one in the aerobics class. I have asked several women in the classes about their husbands and usually the response is, "I can't get him off the sofa and away from the TV." Might be one reason we men die younger than women.

    I take the classes no so much because I love exercise, but I know they are good for me.

    I would not mind dropping down to about 155lbs.

     
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