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Is it more socially acceptable for older people to be overweight?


Like everyone I try not to judge people on looks, and I realise that there are medical conditions which mean people can gain a lot of weight or can't lose weight but, let's face it - we're living in an increasingly obese world. When I see an overweight person on the street, sometimes I can't help but think they could stand to lose a few pounds (for their health if nothing else). I'm not sure why, but when I see older people who are overweight, I rarely think this, and I was just wondering if that's the same for other people too?

 

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    Rebecca (Rebecca2904) 5 years ago

    It's not that I think all older people are overweight, just when I do see overweight older people I tend to think 'meh, fair enough' rather than thinking they should lose a pound or two. Thanks for your comment!

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    Rebecca (Rebecca2904) 5 years ago

    That's true! I know some older people who are incredibly active (more active than me, even) but they still have that middle-age spread. Thanks for your comment!