Archive for the Overweight Category

Obesity – A Deadly Menace

Posted in America, Britain, Children, Health, Modern World, News, Obesity, Overweight, Parenting, Teens with tags , , , , on 12/10/2017 by floroy1942

images (3)

Walking around these days you see more obese people than slim ones. Obesity is becoming an epidemic of huge proportions and it won’t go away. People are stuffing themselves with poor food that is supplied by the food manufacturers and it it needs to change.

Crops are no longer grown naturally, but fed with chemicals instead of allowing them to grow naturally. Many farmers have two or three crops a year fed by these chemicals and they all end up in the food factories. They are not natural, but have many chemicals added, and on the whole they are tasteless without adding more chemicals like salt, pepper and sauces to give them flavour.

images

I cannot for the life of me see why so many people go to McDonald’s and Burger King among others to have a meal. These are the main reasons why so many people are obese, apart from the poor food they eat at home.

Even cows, chickens and other animals are force feed with chemicals that will make them grow faster and fatter and this is no good. For when we put a steak and vegetables on the table we are ingesting these chemicals and it is not doing us any good.

images (1)

Walking down the street you see obese people left and right, and this is worse in Britain than anywhere else, except perhaps the United States. In a few years time the hospitals are going to be overcrowded with people seeking medical help with their obesity.

It is a fact that obese people will suffer greatly from sickness including, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain types such as breast and colon cancer. There is no way these people will live to a ripe old age as the present old age pensioners do. This will overload the NHS in Britain to such an extent that it will run out of money very quickly. In the end the whole NHS will collapse in on itself.

images (2)

If people are to live to a ripe old age things have to change, and that means the way we eat will have to change rapidly. We cannot go on the way we are for this will lead to a catastrophe.

Roy.

Get Fat And Live Off The State?

Posted in America, Benefits, Britain, Child Abuse, Children, European Union, Health, News, Obesity, Overweight with tags , , , , on 19/12/2014 by floroy1942
European Court

European Court

Once again the European Court has gone off the rails by decreeing that obesity, which is totally self-inflicted, should be considered a disability when being too fat hinders a person from doing their job properly.

In the judges opinion obesity itself was not a disability, but if a person had ‘long-term impairment’ from their size, then it would count as a disability with the associated protection.

Benefits OfficeFrom this judgement we can expect a mass of people heading for the Benefits Offices across the country demanding disability payouts because they are too fat to do their job. Another fine excuse for people to stop working and have their lifestyle paid for by the State. It also gives no incentive for people to try and get back to a normal weight.

When you consider that a quarter of the UK population is classed as obese this could cost the government, and eventually the tax payer, billions every year.

Overweight And Its Clear To See Why!

Overweight And Its Clear To See Why!

What really stinks about this whole farce is that no matter what excuses fat people give, this is a self-inflicted situation because people do not care what they eat, and cannot be bothered to exercise.

Much of the working class eat pre-prepared meals or processed food that contains numerous chemicals that might be easy to prepare, but in the long run do our bodies no good whatsoever. With both parents working it is easier to just shove a pre-prepared meal in the microwave than take the trouble to buy fresh vegetables etc. and make a proper meal. The ones who suffer most are the children.

There can be little doubt that nutrition is not what it used to be, for when I was a child my mother stayed at home and prepared a proper meal each day. These days even so-called fresh vegetables and meat are full of chemicals because of the way they are grown or raised. Vegetables are contaminated with insecticides and meat with growth hormones because the farmers cannot wait for their cattle etc. to grow naturally.

Children Playing In The 50's

Children Playing In The 50’s

As children in the fifties we were outside playing during our free hours, not slumped behind a computer or game station. At weekends the family went for walks in the local park or in the countryside, none of which is possible these days because most parks are now shopping centres or housing estates.

Instead of walking to school or work every day mummy now takes the kids to school in the car and both parents take the car to work. Is it any wonder that today’s generation is so fat!

Speaks For Itself

Speaks For Itself

How often do you eat at places like McDonald’s or Burger King? Too often I’ll bet! Excellent food for piling on the pounds, but who cares, once I am too fat to do my job I’ll be able to claim disability benefits.

If nothing is done to sort out the way we live today it will be a case of maybe 20% of the population working to support the 80% who are on benefits of one kind or another. So much for the modern way of life!

There is another side to this problem that will affect many employers, for this new ruling now also indicates that where necessary they must re-arrange office space to make room for the over-weight workers and install wider chairs to accommodate them. It even goes so far as to give special parking spaces with more room for obese workers. There is little doubt that this new rule could cause a major upheaval for employers, and in the workplace.

Roy.

Has Science Today Become Meaningless?

Posted in America, Britain, England, Europe, Health, Modern World, News, Overweight, UK, USA with tags , , , , on 30/05/2014 by floroy1942

As we all know, scientific breakthroughs hit the headlines on a regular basis, but to believe some of them you would have to be stark raving mad. Today I read that, in a nutshell, having too much light in your bedroom is linked to obesity! Can you believe this?

Read And Weep

Read And Weep

The study was made by a team at the Institute of Cancer Research in London and they concluded that women got larger waistlines if there was enough light to see across the bedroom at night. Incredible!

During the study that involved 113,000 women, they were asked to gauge the amount of light they had in the bedroom at night. The subjects were then measured for Body Mass Index, waist measurement, and waist to hip ratio, and the results indicated that women sleeping in lightened rooms had a much higher risk of obesity than those sleeping in fully darkened rooms.

Nah! Too Much Light You'll Be Obese By Morning!

Nah! Too Much Light You’ll Be Obese By Morning!

Prof Anthony Swerdlow, from the Institute of Cancer Research said: “In this very large group of people there is an association between reported light exposure at night and overweight and obesity. But there is not sufficient evidence to know if making your room darker would make any difference to your weight. There might be other explanations for the association, but the findings are intriguing enough to warrant further scientific investigation.” Well, how absolutely profound! The line in italics says it all really.

Prof Derk-Jan Dijk, from the Surrey Sleep Centre is reported as saying: “People in general are not aware of the light present in their bedroom, I think people should assess their bedroom and see how easy it would be to make it darker. Street lights, some alarm clocks and standby lights on electrical equipment such as televisions could light a room. Overall this study points to the importance of darkness.”

This Is ScienceThis ‘important’ study was commissioned by Breakthrough Breast Cancer Charity (BBCC) that looks into the causes of breast cancer among women. It is well known that obesity can cause this illness, but beginning with light levels in the bedroom?

Dr Matthew Lam, from the BBCC commented: “It’s too early to suggest that sleeping in the dark will help prevent obesity, a known risk factor for breast cancer, but the association is certainly interesting. Whilst we are learning more and more each day about the environmental, genetic and lifestyle factors that affect breast cancer risk, it is not yet possible to predict who will get breast cancer, and for women who have been diagnosed with the disease, we can’t yet say what caused it.” So in effect, this is ‘much ado about nothing’ to coin Shakespeare.

Serious Science

Serious Science

I am sure those involved are sincere in their wish to advance the knowledge of people who suffer these problems, but to my mind they could be much better employed in more important work with more concrete results.

It’s almost as bad as the idiot who said about a year ago that obesity was caused by a tummy bug! I really do not understand how these scientists can make such outlandish claims and call themselves scientists. It beggars belief.

Only If It Gets Indisputable Results!

Only If It Gets Indisputable Results!

The one thing that has changed over time is that in the old days scientists proved their theories before making them public i.e. “It IS,” not like today, “Data indicates – It may be – It’s possible” etc etc. Sorry, but to me that is not science as it is meant to be. That is nothing more than useless innuendos!

These days, instead of everyone taking part in serious experiments that can benefit all of mankind, they are doing mediocre work like this full of ‘maybe’s and could be’. More emphasis on a cure for Cancer, Multiple-Sclerosis, Malaria and Ebola, solving the bigger problems facing us at the moment, and coming up with concrete results like in years gone by would be time better spent.

Let's Hope Tomorrow's Scientists Are Better Than Today's.

Let’s Hope Tomorrow’s Scientists Are Better Than Today’s.

I am aware that the aforementioned fields of research are being looked into by a great many scientists today, but wouldn’t it be better if more of them concentrated on these important issues instead of branching off into useless areas like the amount of light in your bedroom?

I believe part of it is the ‘fame game’ and another part the necessary ‘must get a grant at all costs’. Most scientific work today is done on the basis of getting grants from governments, companies and charities etc, but if you cannot get even the indication of results to satisfy your paymasters, and produce a Scientific Paper, you get no money and are out of business.

All I can say is that while we have made great strides in field of science in the past three decades, science ‘ain’t what it used to be’ to coin a phrase.

May your results always be indisputable.

Roy.

Has Walmart Started Its Own Airline?

Posted in America, Britain, Europe, Germany, Insanity, Modern World, News, Obesity, Overweight, Travel with tags , , , , on 24/02/2014 by floroy1942

As you peruse the following pictures you can be forgiven for imagining the headline to be true.

Did You Say All Refills Are Free?

Did You Say All Refills Are Free?

Thank God For The Seat Belt Extensions

They Are Bought And Paid For, Why Shouldn’t I Show ‘Em Off?

Why Do I Always Get The Seat Next To Someone Like This?

Stewardess:” I have no idea where he’s flying to Captain. He hasn’t moved from that seat for the last Year.”

I…Er…. Sorry Words Fail Me!

I can hardly wait for Walmart to expand into rail and shipping.

Roy

Modern Science Has Lost its way

Posted in America, Britain, England, Health, Insanity, Modern World, Obesity, Overweight, UK, USA with tags , , , on 03/01/2013 by floroy1942

I don’t know whether you have noticed over the past year, but scientists are coming out with some ridiculous claims. They are the result of supposedly serious studies consuming a great amount of money and time, but some of them are both nonsensical and unbelievable.

Don't Worry Ma'am, With That Waistline You'll Live To Be 100 - According To Research!

Don’t Worry Ma’am, With That Waistline You’ll Live To Be 100 – According To Research!

The latest claim by a group of scientists that appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association is that obese people can lead a longer life than normal folks. This report has been heavily criticised by medical professionals the world over.

The British Royal College of Physicians slammed the results as being inaccurate and a danger to health. Prof John Wass, who is vice-president of the college is reported as saying: “Have you ever seen a 100-year-old human being who is overweight? The answer is you probably haven’t.” He went on to say: “Huge pieces of evidence go against this, countless other studies point in the other direction.”

The researchers at US National Centre for Health Statistics who carried out the survey looked at 97 studies involving nearly 2.9 million people to compare death rates with Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI is the way in which physicians measure the levels of fat in a persons body. The research methods used by the team were heavily criticised by  Dr Walter Willett, from the Harvard School of Public Health who said: “This is an even greater pile of rubbish”, referring to a study conducted by the same group in 2005. Referring to the test subjects, Donald Berry from the University of Texas said: “Some portion of those thin people are actually sick, and sick people tend to die sooner.”

Obesity groups like National Obesity Forum in the UK, said: “It’s a horrific message to put out at this particular time. We shouldn’t take it for granted that we can cancel the gym, that we can eat ourselves to death with black forest gateaux.”

This is just one of many ‘scientific’ experiments that are currently feeding the general public with wagon-loads of horse manure (and I put that politely).

I Hope This Doesn't Mean Woman Will Start Judgeing Men On Their Shoe Size!

I Hope This Doesn’t Mean Woman Will Start Judging Men On Their Shoe Size!

One of the more bizarre experiments carried out by researchers at the The University College, London was a comparison in the length of a male’s foot to his penis. At the  University of Pittsburgh and the University of California, Santa Barbara they carried out an experiment to test the ratio of waist to hip measurement and a woman’s intelligence! The results indicated that women with waists that were about 70 percent of the diameter of their hips scored slightly better on intelligence tests and tended to have a slightly higher level of education than women with a higher waist-to-hip ratio. Now, I really needed to know that, and so do all women!

How Intelligent Will I Be Mr. Scientist?

How Intelligent Will I Be Mr. Scientist?

It seems to me that many scientists and researchers have dropped the ball in recent times. It would appear that their one aim in life is to get a paper published at any cost, no matter how ridiculous the research. I don’t know if you have noticed, but all scientific results these days are clouded in words like “Maybe – Possibly – Could be”. It seems that scientists today are incapable of conducting experiments that get conclusive results and almost everything is conjecture. Many of the research projects are so ‘off-the-wall’ as to have little or no significance to human life.

Herring Communication?

Herring Communication?

A prime example is a study carried out jointly by Canadian and British scientists asking the question: Do Herring Communicate by Passing Gas? The study revealed that Atlantic and Pacific herring pass gas from their anuses which gives off a sound underwater through which they, according to the team, ‘communicate’. How Bizarre! They called it Fast Repetitive Tick, which makes for a rather interesting acronym, FRT. Along with just about every animal on the planet we humans also FRT but I would hesitate to call it a means of communication!!!

There is little doubt in my mind that it is time for the science world to begin concentrating on things that matter in life and stop wasting their education, time and money on stupid research that benefits no-one. Among other much more important issues, how about some intense study into curing sickness and hunger? That should keep them going for decades.

We have today raised a crop of scientists who are steadily losing their way and who are more interested in having their name up in lights in the scientific world than doing any serious research that actually benefits mankind.

Roy.

The Anti-Smoking Hype Raises Its Ugly Head Again

Posted in America, Britain, Diabetes, Europe, Health, Obesity, Overweight, UK, USA with tags , , , on 15/04/2012 by floroy1942

From a news report it seems the British government is once more on the warpath against smokers. The latest in a long line of attacks against people smoking comes with the possible introduction of plain packaging for cigarettes. As if that will make a difference!

Lansley – Sorry! You Are Nuts!

It seems the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley is of the opinion that cigarette manufacturers are extremely clever by choosing special colours for the packets to ‘entice you to buy’. In his words, the tobacco companies use certain colours to trigger memories and their brands constitute a type of advertising. The man talks a load of twaddle!

Smoking Children – An Every Day Sight

They have already tried health warnings and graphic pictures on cigarette packets, but did it help – No! They removed cigarette advertising – did it help – No! They removed cigarette vending machines, did it help – No! They have raised taxes many times on cigarettes and did it help – No! They banned smoking in public buildings and enclosed spaces but did it help – No! They raised the legal age at which cigarettes can be bought, did it stop our youth and children from ‘lighting up’ – Not on yer life! So to be honest, I fail to see why so much public money needs to be spent on a such a cockamamie idea, for it too will fail. The only up side to such a move, at least for the criminal element, will be to make it easier to sell counterfeit cigarettes. According to Jane Chisholm-Caunt, secretary-general of the TMA, said: “There is no reliable evidence plain packaging will reduce rates of youth smoking”, i.e. just like all the previous measures taken.

Cranes In Hospitals Soon To Be The Norm?

All the hype gushing forth from critics is about the current ‘strain’ on the NHS of treating smoking related diseases, for it is estimated that 100,000 deaths a year are caused by smoking, but I have news for these idiots, more people are dying and/or getting treatment for sickness related to obesity and being overweight than smoking, but that is never mentioned. Already obesity is causing almost half-a-million premature deaths in Europe, and Britain is the obese capital. In a few years time smoking related deaths will be looked upon as the good old times by the NHS as their wards fill up with people suffering from diabetes, heart conditions and blocked arteries as a result of not taking proper care of themselves or their children.

You Can Get Life Threateningly Fat – But You Can’t Smoke!

Considering that at the present time an estimated 1 in 2 of the British adult population are either overweight or obese, we have but seen the tip of the iceberg. So in about ten years time when all these people are dropping like flies what will governments do, start banning food in public places and putting graphic health warnings on packets of sausages? The mind boggles! It all comes down to one simple truth; smokers are an easy target and research is biased and/or not objective enough!

For example, the medical profession does not seem overly worried about all the airborne chemicals we breath on a daily basis from industry, cars and trucks, something that we all suffer from every day of our lives, especially in the towns and cities. Perhaps scientists’ time would be better employed making a comparison between cancer deaths etc. in cities as opposed to deaths in the countryside away from these pollutants. The different rates etc. may well surprise them.

You’ll Notice The Guy Is Wearing A Chem. Suit!

Another important factor is the amount of unnatural chemicals we throw down our throats every time we eat something. As the natural growing potential of  the soil has decreased over the years through ever-increasing production quotas, farmers have been adding more and more chemicals to the soil so they can continue to grow crops essential for the food chain, not to mention the ever increasing amounts of insecticide sprayed on crops. We, innocent as we are, enjoy our breakfast cereal and chemically enhanced meat, followed perhaps by an apple containing traces of an unknown insecticide. In my opinion this is doing us more harm than smoking the pure tobacco leaf which is a natural product, but few seem to make the connection.

Speaks For Itself

Governments worldwide can take whatever measures they like, but if people want to smoke they will, and should have the right to do so if they wish, providing of course they do not inconvenience others. Doctor’s have been jumping on the bandwagon for years and everything from warts to an ingrowing toenail is caused by smoking. Cut your finger and go to the doctor and the first thing they ask is ‘Do you smoke?” Bullshit!

We as a species have been smoking tobacco for more than six centuries, and while I fully agree that modern cigarettes are not good for the health in general, I think people should have free choice just like those who drink alcohol.

Some Of Many Additives

If governments want to take action it should be directed in a different direction i.e. at the chemical crap that tobacco manufacturers put in cigarettes these days. I believe the additives are far more dangerous than the basic tobacco leaf.

Chemical Additives

In 1994 the American government ordered cigarette manufacturers to provide a list of chemicals they add to cigarettes, and you will be amazed to hear that the list contained 599 different compounds. Research has also shown that cigarette smoke has 30 different chemicals. So what are the manufacturers doing to us? Well, one example is they add chemicals to make sure the cigarette will continue to burn even when placed in an ashtray. You will notice the difference if you smoke rolling tobacco, for when you put them down they go out. When you think about it, its a clever move. If you place a freshly lit cigarette in the ashtray and forget about it, when you come back you will light up another. Two for the price of one so to speak, and more money for them! Manufacturers have also been accused of adding compounds that increase addiction to nicotine.

Drying Tobacco Leaves

Considering the number of centuries that tobacco smoking has been around, I believe governments can better put pressure on the tobacco industry to ban these chemical additives completely, for in my opinion, its not so much the tobacco that causes all the problems, but more the chemical cocktail these unscrupulous companies add to it.

If the world’s governments wish to make war on tobacco let them at least aim their ammunition in the right direction.

Roy.

What To Do With Obese Children

Posted in Benefits, Britain, Child Abuse, Child Discipline, Children, Diabetes, England, Europe, Modern World, Obesity, Overweight, Parenting, Teens, UK, USA with tags , , , on 06/09/2011 by floroy1942

I read an interesting article today, that states a family from Dundee with obese children, may lose their four youngest to foster homes. My immediate reaction was; About time too!

So Young - And Yet Too Fat To Walk!

This is holiday time on The Costa, and the beaches are rife with obese kids getting some sun. As soon as you see one, you only have to look at their parents to know why they are so fat, The parents are too!

It annoys me intensely to see parents who eat their way to an early grave, but care nothing about their offsprings health either. In my opinion, if adults want to stuff their faces until they can hardly move, so be it, but they have no right to condemn their children to the same fate.

Disgraceful!

It is a medical fact, that the majority of obese people will suffer diabetes and heart failure by the time they reach middle age, and just about all of them will never live long enough to draw their old age pension. Medical evidence has already shown a marked increase in diabetes and hardening of the arteries in children as young as ten, and why, because they are grossly overweight.

As a parent you have an obligation, perhaps the most important in your life, to see your children grow up healthy, and with the prospect of a long and happy life. But these days they don’t care a fig! Give the kids what they want, just so they are quiet and get out from under your feet. How many times have you seen kids in supermarkets following mummy or daddy with a massive bag of potato chips in their hand munching away merrily? How many times have you seen parents leaving the supermarket with half a dozen huge packets of the same in the trolley?

Mother and Daughter

I think much of the problem stems from some parents having children just to get the extra Family Allowance! Once they are born and the money rolls in who cares? The Dundee family have seven children – six of whom are overweight! The couple were warned three years ago their children were obese, and were monitored by Social Services for two years to see if they fed them proper food and got their weight down. The parents ignored the whole business, and it is for this reason Social Services want the children taken away and put in foster homes with no further contact with their parents.

Well, It Keeps Him Quiet!

Considering the fact that government estimates say more than 50% of the population will be obese in a decade or so, I consider this sort of action important. If the parents care so little for their children, then I believe this is the correct approach. Children must be given the chance of a full life, not be doomed to an early grave because their parents don’t care! I will be interested to see how this case turns out, for if it is successful, then I hope many more children will be removed from their lazy uncaring  parents.

Related Video:

http://youtu.be/1cHlOc9cDrQ

Roy.

%d bloggers like this: