Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Obesity Ads (Read 1741 times)

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2009/03/31/f-physed-obesity.html  Interesting article.  
    Also, I find people today are way to concerned about 'cold' weather.   Even today a friend came up to me and asked if she was dressed warm enough to run.  She had 2 really think sweaters on.  It was above freezing.  I ran in a thin long-sleeved.  

    'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'

     

    "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher

     

    "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."  -Monte Davis


    HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

      http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2009/03/31/f-physed-obesity.html  Interesting article.  
      Also, I find people today are way to concerned about 'cold' weather.   Even today a friend came up to me and asked if she was dressed warm enough to run.  She had 2 really think sweaters on.  It was above freezing.  I ran in a thin long-sleeved.  

       

      It's important to remember that other people may be different than you -- especially with regard to keeping extremities warm, some people need a lot more coverage than others.

      It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

        It's important to remember that other people may be different than you -- especially with regard to keeping extremities warm, some people need a lot more coverage than others.

         I know I just found it funny because she didn't think she had enough on yet to me she looked like the overdressed kid on A Christmas Story (Red Rider b.b. gun)

        'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'

         

        "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher

         

        "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."  -Monte Davis


        HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

          I have to admit, I've considered going to run a 5K with a fuel belt, just to entertain people who noticed. I mean, I don't have a hydration pack, or that'd be better. And actually, I've done at least one with a fuel belt, when I had it on to carry my phone beforehand, and forgot to take it off. But if I don't notice, I don't enjoy seeing people be entertained, so that kind of defeated the purpose.

           

          But now that you mention it, the effect would be better if enhanced with obvious excess in layers of clothing, when it is perhaps a bit nippy outside.  It would be best to get a photo taken, to show the contrast between myself and other runners.

           

          I'll have to try to remember this idea Smile

          It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

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            jules2

              Yes food was far healthier in the past I remember we had lard or dripping sandwiches ( with lots of salt ) butter sandwiches ( with white sugar ) the neighbours "retired" racing pigeons and whatever happened to fried sheep brains which were considered a great delicacy by my father. But as others have said everybody was a lot more active so we tended to burn it off.

              Old age is when you move from illegal to prescribed drugs.


              Feeling the growl again

                 whatever happened to fried sheep brains which were considered a great delicacy by my father. But as others have said everybody was a lot more active so we tended to burn it off.

                 

                Mad cow happened....you can't burn off prions...

                "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                 

                  And it relies, at least in part, on the common misconception that a fat-free diet is a healthier diet.

                  “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman

                    And it relies, at least in part, on the common misconception that a fat-free diet is a healthier diet.

                     

                    Just out of interest, what does "it" refer to here?

                     

                    I'm not sure that anyone seriously advocates a fat-free diet. But on the other hand it's well known that the typical western diet contains rather more fat than is healthy.

                     

                    It's also possible that people with significant excess body fat need rather less fat as a proportion of total calories than someone who is lean.


                    old woman w/hobby

                      Yes food was far healthier in the past I remember we had lard or dripping sandwiches ( with lots of salt ) butter sandwiches ( with white sugar ) the neighbours "retired" racing pigeons and whatever happened to fried sheep brains which were considered a great delicacy by my father. But as others have said everybody was a lot more active so we tended to burn it off.

                       I fed my kids butter / sugar sandwiches as after school snacks.   Or honey and butter sandwiches.  

                      And Jules, thanks for that whole mad cow thing.  Almost 30 years later and they still won't take my blood.  Holes in my brain I'm sureWink

                       

                      MTA: My kids were all very thin.

                      steph  

                       

                      OCD  If you don't laugh...   

                        Yes food was far healthier in the past I remember we had lard or dripping sandwiches ( with lots of salt ) butter sandwiches ( with white sugar ) the neighbours "retired" racing pigeons and whatever happened to fried sheep brains which were considered a great delicacy by my father. But as others have said everybody was a lot more active so we tended to burn it off.

                         

                         

                        You forgot the SPAM FRITTERS !!

                         

                        Happy New Year Jules.

                        2013

                        3000 miles

                        Sub 19:00 for 5K  05-03-13 Clee Prom 5K - 19:00:66 that was bloody close!

                        Sub-40:00 for 10K 17-03-13 Gainsborough 10K - 39:43

                        Sub 88:00 for HM

                         

                          the neighbours "retired" racing pigeons  

                           

                          That's some pretty lean meat there Jules. 

                            Just out of interest, what does "it" refer to here?

                            Sorry, posting in a pre-coffee haze.  It's been asserted that the typical US diet today is less healthy than it was a generation or two ago.   The rebuttal to that assertion is to trot out some of yesteryear's fat-rich foods, implying that eating fat today isn't a significant cause, as we ate fatty foods decades ago without becoming morbidly obese.  I was trying to respond to that counter-argument (put forth tongue-in-cheek, I felt, in Jules' post) by pointing out the flaw in the nutritional premise on which "it" rests.

                            “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman


                            Lazy idiot

                               I fed my kids butter / sugar sandwiches as after school snacks.   Or honey and butter sandwiches.  

                               

                              I still do this occassionally when I'm itching for a snack.  And I'm the one ridiculed in my family for being skinny.  It's a weird, weird world.

                              Tick tock


                              running yogi

                                i know several skinny people who eat unhealthy.

                                 

                                what should be the purpose of these ads, to be skinny or to be healthy ?

                                 

                                if it's to be just healthy, then why can't we have ads that show people eating healthy food, preparing there own healthy meals from cheap ingredients and children and adults running and playing around in public parks. that's it, no mention of fat people, at all.

                                 

                                may be my idea is too simplistic and won't create any shock effect at all.