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Why do so many people dispute or avoid the facts about the benefits of nutrition, diet, or fitness?


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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    Rev Bruce S Noll HMN (Born2care2001) 4 years ago

    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!


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    Rev Bruce S Noll HMN (Born2care2001) 4 years ago

    Thank you DreamerMeg for your answer. Very interesting. I believe I have read the ability to hold opposing viewpoints on the same subject is an indication of intelligence. Where does that leave us if we cannot see both sides of the story?

    Gratefully


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    Larry Wall 4 years ago

    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.


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    Rev Bruce S Noll HMN (Born2care2001) 4 years ago

    Hi tlmcgaa70!

    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!

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    Judy Specht (tirelesstraveler) 4 years ago

    Totally with you. I know people who can find more reasons not to move than there are grains of sand on the beach..


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    Rev Bruce S Noll HMN (Born2care2001) 4 years ago

    Dear ftclick,

    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!

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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 4 years ago

    Larry makes a very good point here, supported in my hub "Is there a right way to eat?"

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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 3 years ago

    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.