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I saw on TV over the hols a program on kids health and was totally appaled when the segment came on about kids gyms.
They showed about 10 kids 5-10 doing "their Circuit". It was full on. They had on all the yuppie gear - colour cordinated etc. All had sweat bands and were using them, and the "gym master" was really going for it. Like "Punch that bag harder Ton.........Suki I SAID SIT UPS not lay ups" I think it was in Melbourne I haven't been able to find it but this article was interesting.
Does not reflect the gym that was on tv.
also Maca's in usa (where else) have opened kids gyms at some of their stores
"After introducing healthier options to its menus, fast-food giant McDonald's has gone a step further in its bid to be seen as fighting the obesity epidemic by installing kids' gyms in some of its US outlets.
News.com.au reports the company has built R Gyms - mini-gyms with exercise bikes and obstacle courses designed for children under 12 - in seven of its stores. If the concept is successful, McDonald's plans to replace their current play areas with the new gyms across the US.
While some applaud the move, others see it as hypocritical, saying the burger behemoth is merely trying to improve its image and doesn't really have children's health at heart.
Experts warn that the gyms could even have an adverse effect by lulling people into thinking that since their children are exercising, they can eat more of the food on offer at McDonald's.
What ever happened to playing OUTSIDE !Bron Doingit
Now to maintain.....hard work!
There has always been a steady element of fat-hatred in the community.
I can tell you that, because growing up overweight/obese there wasn't a day that went by where I was reminded of that. And it comes from everyone. Silent discrimination is just as bad, because no one says anything - but you aren't picked for this or that, you aren't promoted in spite of abilities etc.
It's also a discrimination that crosses all races.
So if anything, this Fat Phobia is simply a politization of a feeling that was always there.
Okay, that's just ludicrous. They've already got play areas where kids can be active and still have fun, why do they need to ruin it?
I notice now that they are linking fat people to your taxes. They keep doing that over and over in media. It is costing us x-amount, blah blah blah.
I wonder when I can get some of that cash for being a fatty, I've only ever paid out of my own pocket.
When do I start stealing from teh tax-payers???
If the multi greedy corporations stopped producing crap foods then things may be better. BUT they won't do that cause that won't make them money...ir health bars - worst thing invented.
However have you ever stopped to look at the cost of a salad chicken roll as to a pie. Pie around $3.50 salad/chicken/roll arround $6. Then of course there is the drink to go with it. I really get mad when I see really large ppl sitting in food court shovelling cream buns etc. Why cause a) they like them but b) cause they are cheaper than healthy alternatives.
Healthy eating costs more - Off my soap box nowBron Doingit
Now to maintain.....hard work!
Many things Dave,
Race, sex, health, religion, how you wear your hair, mental illness, marital status, depression, where you live and so on
Well the way I see it is if obese people really are getting obese from all that food then they have been paying their health costs in advance through taxes on food!
That's one way of looking at it!!You don't stop laughing because you grow old,
You grow old because you stop laughing.
I think some of it is also because parents drive everywhere. Rarely when we were kids did both parents have a car.
Rather then just the parents, I think it is society as a whole. Society expects parents to watch their child's every move as well as expect both parents to be working and children to be in childcare from a very young age.