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This topic contains 4 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Stephen 12 years, 6 months ago.

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  • #3849

    omen
    Participant

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2005/0304/obesity.html

    But can you believe this!!

    “The studies found that 40% of primary schools surveyed have banned
    running in the school yard.”

  • #18256

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Its madness, banning running in case the kid falls and then the parents file a lawsuit.

    Its messed up world we live in……

    The blame is ultimately on the parents, they are the ones who feed their kids, buy them TVs for their bedrooms, sue the schools etc…..

  • #18261

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    “Experts at a national conference on obesity, which opens tomorrow, have warned that teenage girls in Ireland are now the second fattest in the world.”[/quote:0746be535f]

    Its lucky that we import loads of fit Italian, Spanish and Scandinavian women to raise the general attractiveness of the country.

  • #18264

    Nooptical
    Participant

    That is possibly the funniest thing I have read all week Kyoto……nearly pissed myself! Class….(not the pissing myself, but the joke!)

    :D

  • #18301

    Stephen
    Participant

    While I do agree that Ireland is getting (much) fatter, and that excercise is a problem area, I was dismayed to read nothing in that report about diet.

    Being a bit of a fitness nut, a large part of my life surrounds training/sports. However, the breakdown of a healthy lifestyle is, and always will be 20% excercise, 80% diet. You can do calisthenics and conditioning for as long as you like, but it’s not going to do a damn thing if you eat Frosties, fry ups and pizza every God damn day. I find it very alarming that people seem to be so blind to the fact that excercise alone will never solve their obesity problem. Sadly, in Ireland there isn’t any kind of awareness campaign shoutign about this.

    I don’t mean to sound too pesimistic here, but believe me I know what I’m talking about. I was a (very) fat kid, even though I did a hell of a lot of sports, it wasn’t until I sorted out my diet in college that I managed to get myself in shape, and I’ve never looked back.

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