Saw this quote and found it interesting that there had been so many negative responses in another thread about guys working out in parks and other public places doing various upper body workouts - Bartendazz (sp)
“Obesity is one of the biggest public health challenges the country has ever faced, and troubling disparities exist based on race, ethnicity, region, and income,” said Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of TFAH. "This report shows that the country has taken bold steps to address the obesity crisis in recent years, but the nation’s response has yet to fully match the magnitude of the problem.
Millions of Americans still face barriers - like the high cost of healthy foods and lack of access to safe places to be physically active - that make healthy choices challenging." [/quote]
I know there are people for whom healthy food does cost too much, but many people simply don’t make it a priority and spend their money instead on entertainment, new clothes, nicer cars than they need, etc. I make very little money since I’m in school but I forgo many of the things my peers enjoy so that I can afford to eat healthfully. I don’t eat the best quality meats or organic fruits and vegetables, but I don’t complain about that and buy the foods I can afford. I realize those things are more expensive and if I want them I need to make sacrifices and earn them. Shitty food is cheap because it’s shitty. People aren’t entitled to perfect health and they need to do everything in their power to make the right choices instead of complaining that good food costs more than fast food… of course it does, that stuff is garbage… sweet, delicious garbage haha
People like to complain that they can’t have the ideal situation instead of doing what they can.