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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