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  •  Exercise is overated. (1+ / 0-)
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    It's much easier to over-eat 500 calories than it is to burn it off with activity.  Healthy portion controlled meals is the key.

    Also parents need to be good role models for their kids, as kids pick up their parents eating habits. If you see a fat kid, chances are very high that his parents are overweight themselves.  

    Both parents working means both get home around 6pm of their lucky and both will be tired as hell and not want to put a healthy dinner together. It's so much easier to stop off and pick up a take-away for the family dinner.

    Same with breakfasts and lunches.  Tooth decaying cereal and a five spot for a school lunch is just so much easier.  

    Politics is like playing Asteroids - You go far enough to the left and you end up on the right. Or vice-versa.

    by Jonze on Fri May 14, 2010 at 07:17:43 PM PDT

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