there is more information and scientific fact today than at any other time yet obesity and other dis-ease proliferate. What are the contributing factors to the seemingly declining health of our nation?
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This is a "Facebook" answer...I liked it! I particularly liked the idea that we are hard wired for optimism. I do believe that we act on what we believe and not what we know!
Your style of answering is the bomb!
Thanks, Born2care2001! I don't know if I'm allowed to post a link, but there is a BBC Horizon program on YouTube about the unconscious mind; the part about hard-wired optimist starts 20 mins in. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM_iiPFkNas
Totally with you. I know people who can find more reasons not to move than there are grains of sand on the beach..
You said, "They just have a lot of negative beliefs about it." Tony Robbins once said, "There are only 2 reasons why people do anything; to gain pleasure or avoid pain." Avoidance is the strongest!
I think you are being a little harsh. I think most plan to do something about their health but keep putting it off until they get the wakeup call. in my case, finding out I was a Type II Diabetic made me much healthier. I just can't buy health ins.
Thank you, Larry. I don't mean to be harsh. It is natural to avoid responsibility. We all do it. I'm just trying to be an alarm clock. I'm glad for your wakeup call- I just want that for everyone, preferably before a difficult illness.
Please forgive me. My comment on obesity was not intended to be a judgment. I recognize there are many reasons for this condition and I am not a medical doctor or nutritionist, nor am I intending to generalize in this area. Thanks!
It never hurts to read the labels, eh? Oh, and ask questions of our officials...and look each other in the eyes...strike that look ourselves in the mirror and ask...is this good for me?
Thanks for the input and answer!
Yes, Grace, this is certainly part of it. I'm launching a service that I hope will help change that. But it's not all about external oppression. There is internalized oppression as well, where people can't conceive of solutions they hear about.
Larry makes a very good point here, supported in my hub "Is there a right way to eat?"