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Ohio ranked 13th fattest state - 30% of Ohioans are Obese

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  • #451177

    lifeontwowheels
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    ohiogirlie74 said:
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    #451178

    lifeliberty
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    DonnaTate said:
    At some point I’m going to go back to work, and I’m going to ask for a treadmill desk.

    this went around the office a while ago

    http://health.yahoo.net/experts/menshealth/most-dangerous-thing-youll-do-all-day

    full article here
    http://www.menshealth.com/health/staying-active?cm_mmc=Yahoo_Blog-_-Health-_-the_most_dangerous_thing-_-Office_Chair_Killing_You

    #451179

    johnwirtz
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    cc said:
    Or maybe a percentage of fat people feel uncomfortable walking to or riding on the train…I think the fatter I got the less things I would feel comfortable doing. I have seen some condescending looks given to overwieght people on the bus. I would imagine it could get worse on a crowded commuter train. I am thinking about both the physical and emotional components.

    Could be. I guess my evil plan is working.

    #451180

    DonnaTate
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    rus said:
    Interesting twist: are obese children the victims of child abuse and, therefore, should be taken from their parents and put into foster care?

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43727876/ns/health-health_care/t/obesity-alone-no-reason-remove-kids-their-homes/

    How do you prove neglect? There are many medical conditions that cause obesity, so how do you rule them out…and who pays for all of that testing (which is invasive – brings out more issues there)? Not only that, but how do you make sure the families of these children have access to healthy foods – and who will pay for that?

    #451181
    rus
    rus
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    DonnaTate said:
    How do you prove neglect? There are many medical conditions that cause obesity, so how do you rule them out…and who pays for all of that testing (which is invasive – brings out more issues there)? Not only that, but how do you make sure the families of these children have access to healthy foods – and who will pay for that?

    S’why I linked to the op-ed against the practice.

    #451182

    Core_Models
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    DonnaTate said:
    How do you prove neglect?

    There was recently a patient at a local hospital, a child, who was so obese they had cirrhosis of the liver at like 8 or 9 years old.

    That’s neglect.

    #451183

    Core_Models
    Member

    BTW:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8612881/Obesity-crisis-Half-a-million-children-have-liver-disease.html

    Doctors say obesity levels are now so high that children are commonly suffering signs of disease more commonly associated with alcohol abuse, meaning many will go on to develop cirrhosis, with some requiring liver transplants.

    Government estimates say around 500,000 children below the age of 15 are suffering from “non alcoholic liver disease” which is caused by a build-up of fat within liver cells, which stops the organ functioning properly.

    And that’s not even the US…where I pretty much guarantee its much, much worse.

    #451184

    misskitty
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    What about the kids whose parents let them destroy a entire pack of Oreo’s before leaving the store.

    In October of 2005, a stranger had called Children’s Services to report their concern for Jessica’s well-being, prompting a 19 month stay at a specialized obesity clinic in Virgina, where the eight year old successfully got her weight back down to 110 lbs. Diet and exercise are credited as being the method of weight loss, although she has undergone other surgeries to correct other related issues such as excess skin and bowed legs.

    #451185
    rus
    rus
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    Why the Obesity Epidemic Could Be Much Worse Than We Think[/url]

    Summarizing the results of the study, Dr. George Bray, chief of Pennington’s Division of Clinical Obesity and Metabolism said: “Calories from fat and carbohydrate were stored as extra calories. Protein calories did not affect fat storage directly, but did increase energy expenditure and changes in lean body mass.”

    This small study has some large implications. The typical diet in the United States is high in fat, high in carbohydrates, and low in protein. The results of this study suggest that overeating on this type of diet can cause people to gain body fat, even if they aren’t gaining a lot of weight.

    The results also imply that the epidemic of obesity may be worse than statistics show since even people at lower weights can have excess body fat. Body composition — or the make-up of a person’s weight — may be a more important indicator of health than weight as measured on a bathroom scale. Excess body fat is linked to a greater risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease, and stroke.

    #451186
    Snarf
    Snarf
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    It’s all Paula Deen’s fault.

    #451187

    jbcmh81
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    cc said:
    Or maybe a percentage of fat people feel uncomfortable walking to or riding on the train…I think the fatter I got the less things I would feel comfortable doing. I have seen some condescending looks given to overwieght people on the bus. I would imagine it could get worse on a crowded commuter train. I am thinking about both the physical and emotional components.

    If losing weight and being healthy were easy, then everyone would already be so. However, this seems like a huge excuse to me. There’s no such thing as being too fat to exercise, and you actually have to exercise and eat healthy to bring your body back to the point where doing something physical is not an uncomfortable chore.

    #451188
    rus
    rus
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    jbcmh81 said:
    If losing weight and being healthy were easy, then everyone would already be so. However, this seems like a huge excuse to me. There’s no such thing as being too fat to exercise, and you actually have to exercise and eat healthy to bring your body back to the point where doing something physical is not an uncomfortable chore.

    “Eat healthy” is a good starting point regardless of physical condition, though.

    Start with lean meats / fish ( with a greater emphasis on protein if the recent study[/url] is to be believed ), complex carbs and even some grains.

    Once the pounds start to come off, then beginning an exercise routine is easier. More energy, less flab.

    #451189

    johnwirtz
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    I thought the US had a high protein diet?

    #451190
    rus
    rus
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    johnwirtz said:
    I thought the US had a high protein diet?

    Might depend on who you ask, but from the all knowing wiki…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_pattern_diet#Standard_American_Diet

    The “Standard American Diet” (S.A.D.) is a similar term, specifically used to denigrate what some authors say is the stereotypical diet of Americans. The typical American diet is about 50% carbohydrate, 15% protein, and 35% fat[7] which is over the dietary guidelines for the amount of fat (below 30%), below the guidelines for carbohydrate (above 55%), and at the bottom end of the guidelines for the amount of protein (above 15%) recommended in the diet.[8]

    #451191

    JonMyers
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    rus said:
    “Eat healthy” is a good starting point regardless of physical condition, though.

    Start with lean meats / fish ( with a greater emphasis on protein if the recent study[/url] is to be believed ), complex carbs and even some grains.

    Once the pounds start to come off, then beginning an exercise routine is easier. More energy, less flab.

    Cutting back on portions couldn’t hurt.

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