One question...have they already banned soda's in the schools? potato chips? icecream bars? If they are going to boot chocolate milk but still allow the students to drink soda or eat chips and icecream, then this is a horrible idea. matter of fact its a bad idea all the way around. when i was in school we got an 8oz portion of chocolate milk, i dont know what the serving size is now. If they are worried about over consumption, then limit the amount they can get. a lot of kids dont like the taste of white milk, so should they just go with out calcium? or the protein that is in milk? I agree that the lunch menu's need to have healthier options, but many schools cannot afford that type of menu. Here is a novel idea, dont cut phys. ed. from the curriculum, let them run around for 45 minutes to an hour and burn a few calories. cutting chocolate milk isnt going to get anything accomplished.View Thread
So many drugs are designed to help people who are overweight and the diseases that are brought on by obesity. The drug industry would have an absolute fit, if this was even thought of by doctors. Sadly we are in that type of world now, where the drug companies control what the doctors do.
As for not treating someone who smokes is sort of absurd, i understand there are health risks. but there are healthy people who can drop dead of a heart attack that have never smoked a day in their life and their are people who have smoked their entire lives but have lived a long life well into their 90s.
My point is that if you start to single out a specific group of people, their will be no where to draw the line...first the overweight, then the smokers, then the drinkers, then the people with certain religious convictions, then people with pre-existing conditions...eventually they wont have anyone to treat.
You know, this may just be the way to solve our health care issue, just stop treating everyone, one group at a time. Darwin was right, only the strong, survive. I have my vices, but i exercise 4 days a week and eat well. But since you have no sins, you can cast the first stone...View Thread
In this case, when employees are getting injured trying to care for a patient, I understand their position. At least they have cause for this action. It then becomes a medical liability for the doctors office, workmans comp is not cheap.View Thread
First off let me begin by saying, I do not have the greatest grammar in the world. But I do believe that I am capable of putting together a good business letter or resume. That being said, it is absolutely amazing to me how many emails, letters, memos etc. that i have seen that just blow my mind. When my boss or bosses boss sends a memo out and it is almost impossible to decode with out the rosetta stone, you wonder how they got into that position. And how foolish they must look when they send an email to the president of their company or another. Then again I have done sales calls with some of those CEO's/Presidents and when we corrispond via email, all i can say is WOW. Atleast know how to use There, Their and They're.View Thread
I dont agree with the posting of a video of this nature on any website. How ever I do believe that kids need to be disciplined, a belt, that might be a bit to the extreme. It just goes to show you how much parents want their son or daughter to be a successful athlete or famous. I havent seen the video nor do i have any motivation to do so. But what i have seen are children absolutely running all over their parents and acting out in ways i have never seen before. And all the parent does is say "Junior...dont scream or be quiet" There is no way to hold them responsible or any consequences for their actions. Give'em an inch and they will take a mile, and that philosophy will spill over into other parts of their lives. They wont respect teachers, authorities, other parents, etc. Growing up i was not punished by means of anything physical, except once i mouthed off to my mother and she slapped me across the face, i deserved it. And i never mouthed off to hear again. I didnt call CPS like kids will threaten to do, they think they are untouchable, because they are treated as such. So in their mind, why not bully that kid at school, mom and dad wont do anything to me but give me a lecture. Ask anyone who went to college, what happens during a lecture. You forget it about 10 minutes after your done.
By no means am I suggesting betting the snot out of your kids for doing something wrong, but sending them to their room that has a tv, laptop, ipod, ipad, dvd player, ps3, xbox 360 and every other video machine known to man, is a vacation, not a punishment. Id rather go to a room of isolation and fun, than have to deal with my parents as well. We need to be more firm with our children. I know the times have changed and people do change and we are in a very public world now with all the technology, so we have to be careful. But a red bottom every now and then can really get a point across. If i do something bad, i will get punished. Who knows, maybe the crime rate will go down as a result.View Thread
Allow me to play devil's advocate...There is a limit as to how much alcohol you can drink. I am aware that drunk driving is a huge issue in this country, so limiting consumption makes sense. I am also aware that 68% of the country is considered overweight. Do people drink more than they are supposed to and drive, sadly yes. So there will always be someone trying to get away with doing something that is wrong or against the law. But if banning soda in large quantities can save a life or two, isnt it worth it?View Thread
a 32oz coke from mcdonalds has over 400 cals. and it is not filling, its bloating. the cheeseburger is the better bet. Not to mention the amount of sugar that is in those drinks. We are creatures of habit, if we see our obese mom and dad eatting a big mac and fries and slugging down 32oz sodas we are very likely going to be doing the same. Its a vicious cycle, that probably wont be broken, because its cheaper to feed yourself and children junk, than to prepare a nutritious meal at home.View Thread
I havent had the chance to watch the video, but in my own personal experience, I think its a matter of comfort. Being with someone who you care about and just becoming comfortable with them. In doing so, we tend to not monitor what we are eatting or how we exercise. Or overindulging on dates or getting a dessert to share when we normally wouldnt.View Thread
I remember growing up and fast food was a treat, maybe once a week. Unfortunately soda was not, it was always around the house and i drank enough of it to fill a swimming pool. Thankfully i was a very active child, I was always outside and involved with sports. I played my fair share of video games but those were on rainy days and at night after i wore myself out, playing ball. Over the years i have become a bit more health conscious and i have almost cut out soda completely, ill have a can every couple of weeks or so. After drinking it, i feel horrible, im bloated and my stomach feels like its going to burst. Now i typically drink only water, coffee and the occasional beer(responsibly). I know that the world has changed and it has gotten more hectic, when i was growing up both my mother and father worked. My mom also helped take care of her mother and her aunt, both of which were sick. So if there is anyone with an excuse to pick up fast food it was her...oh and she was also studying for her Master's Degree. But we had a home cooked meal almost every night and as i said, fast food/pizza was seen as a treat.
As for the governments involvement in preventing restaurants from selling "large" drinks, i think is a little bit over the top. But to all the patriots out there who are tired of losing our civil liberties and our rights, you do realize that we have been getting our civil liberties taken from us for quite some time now...You should be outraged, but over sodas? What happened to a Government by the people, of the people and for the people. In a democracy the voters should have all the control and the power, we lost that control as soon as big business and corporations started to fund campaigns, they gained all the power. Im willing to bet that when Gloomberg runs for reelection, Coca Cola and McD's will give one heck of a donation to his opposition, under one condition, repeal this law.
Back to the portion size and soda thing, if you look at many european nations, and compare a snickers bar (or mars, etc) to the euro version, their version is practically half the size. Soda's the same way. Maybe its the fact that they arent worked to death and get almost 5 weeks of vacation a year, i know id be a heck of a lot more relaxed knowing that every 2 months i could go away for a week to unwind. Stress is a big part of obesity, many americans eat when they are hungry or upset...i bet alot of those stresses come from work. Dont get me wrong, this country was built on hard work, dedication and on the backs of the men and women who defend her. But if we stepped back and looked at ourselves, work is a main cause of obesity in this country, its what leads to no time to cook, exercise and even relax. But because of the big companies looking to raise their stock prices and out perform last year, they will cut staff and one person will now have to do the work of two. That single parent wont have the time to make a home cooked meal or get to the gym. Or evenworse, they work two jobs to make ends meet. Companies are turning out Billion dollar profits, yet they are cutting worker, hours and pay. So those under-employed and unemployed submit to the junk food that is passed thru a drive-up window, because it is cheap and affordable.