Re: "Report: Nearly half of all Utahns will be overweight by 2030"Awww. I'll be overweight long before that.But why are
"Levi and his colleagues push[ing] policy changes . . . ?" Why is it any
of bloated, overweight government's business?
How many extrapolations are ever correct. As a general rule, do not extrapolate
more than 10% of the sample data. If you have 50 years of data, not try to
predict what is happening more than 5 years out. By going out further you run
the risk of wildly inconsistent values that lead to headlines like "by 2030
half of Utahns will be obese" or "by the year 2300 half of America will
be underwater." Sounds fantastic, doesn't it? Is it likely to happen?
No, not really.
I've heard too much rationale lately saying that the BMI charts are
outdated and incorrect. This leads to me thinking that I'm just fine when
BMI says I'm overweight. It's time we quit rationalizing our way to
weight problems, diabetes, and eventually death.
More fodder for Michelle Obama to tell us what we can and can't eat.
I hate the word obese. I prefer something more politically correct,
like....maximum density. Much more scientific.
The amount of ice cream and soft drinks I see consumed here in Utah truly amazes
me. I guess they make up for the coffee, tea, beer that are more common in other
states (I recently move here from CA). Obesity projected to increase here
doesn't surprise me at all. Wake up people!
The article never defined "overweight". Does that mean heavier than
average? Wouldn't 50% always be heavier than average?
I'm not over-weight, I'm just under-tall.It's a
symptom of a declining economy: we're all working so hard just to survive
we eat conveniently and don't have time to exercise.
Who is more happy, a fat man with a wife and kids, with many smiles all day
long.Or a skinny man with no kids, or wife, that likes to flex his
muscles, and talk about his workouts?Personally I could care less. I just
wish the Feds would steer clear of our lives.If I want a donut, by
goodness I will eat it.
Yes, so lets start forcing our children to eat healthy because forcing someone
to make the right choice is always the right way to go! (note sarcasm)BMI
charts are baloney. My bro in law, and I are the same height. My shoulders are
about two to three inches broader than his, my hip bones are a good one to two
inches wider. Yet we should still weigh the same according to BMI charts, unless
they've come out with new charts that allow for different shaped bodies. We
will never weigh the same. I would look sickly if I weighed what he does and he
would be dead if he weighed what I weigh. Could I stand to lose a few pounds?
SUre, but I don't need the feds to pay someone to tell me this. Waste of
If I choose to be Fat or if someone else makes that choice, it's our choice
and NOT someone else's business.
mmm...I just got a craving for a cup cake havnt had one in years ,but now that I
saw this mmmm....and some of those other dodads
mmm that looks so good, i havnt had a cup cake in years, but now that i saw this
mmm and some of those other doodads, o well i can always diet tomorrow, going to
the bakery right now!!
If "government" is going to pay for our health care, then of course they
will have a right to tell us what we can and cannot eat and to try to make us
exercise whether we want to or not. What a crazy thing to imagine. I'd
rather buy my own health care, thank you anyway, and be in charge of my own
eating and exercising choices.
When I lived in Utah I would hear members proudly proclaim that they had never
watched an R rated movie or never drank a coke but they were quite clearly
obese. Now, I am not a bishop but I fail to understand how one cup of coffee can
stop someone having a temple recommend but destroying your body by over eating
is somehow okay. Members of the LDS church we need to follow all of
the word of wisdom, i.e. having a good diet.@Tiger5I
would rather be the fit, healthy man who will spend more time with his wife and
kids because statistically speaking I will live longer than someone who is
overweight. Does that not sound like the better option?
Don't worry Utah. You are not alone. From the Hartford CT Courant: The
percentage of obese Connecticut residents could double in the next 18 years,
according to a new report, but even if it did, the state still would have one of
the lowest obesity rates in the country.Those estimates can be found
in the annual "F as in Fat" report released Tuesday by the Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation and the Trust for America 's Health.For the
first time, the report includes analysis that forecasts adult obesity rate in
each state and the likely resulting rise in obesity-related disease rates and
health care costs. According to the report, the percentage of obese people in
the state is expected to rise from the 24.5 percent it was in 2011 to 46.5
percent by 2030.
In some cultures people drink when they gather together and alcohol abuse is
common. In others they eat and obesity is rampant. A change in societal
attitudes toward high calorie foods and the all you can eat mentality would be a
good place to start. Restaurants that advertise "endless fries" and
other nonsense should be called out by individuals. Pop Tarts for breakfast are
advertised as so sweet your children will love them. Government's role in
promoting public health is ambiguous. In NYC you cannot buy a large sugared
drink, but you can buy cigarettes.
Ut BritI agree.But the way this world is going, do you want to be 90
years old these days?
DaleyCall,Actually muscle is more dense than fat, so let’s go with
“maximum spatiality”I guess moderation in all things
does not apply to food.
You know, if we would just go ahead and define "obese" as any adult
weighing over 90 pounds, we could cut to the chase and all be obese right now.
I wonder if it could be LDS church related as, while the people in my town are a
lot heavier than in the past, they are thin compared to my ward which has an
adult obesity rate at least 70%. Maybe it's all the treats we love.
Biggest Loser likes to come to Utah to "recruit"; Does anymore need to
re: jzwillowsRepression, denial, & overcompensation are funny