metta8 saidAmericans Are Fat, And Expected To Get Much Fatter
"If Americans stay on this path, 83 percent of men will be overweight or obese by 2020. Women are right behind them, with 72 percent projected to be overweight or obese by then."
Just back from the Tactical Strength and Conditionng Conference in Las Vegas-the stats are terrifying.
From the Navy,Law Enforcement,Firefighters etc. the failure rates of new recruits are mind boggling.A former Navy Seal who isn't scared of much[ I don't think] gave a quote we all wrote down: "Obesity is a greater threat to the United States than Terrorism ever will be".The interesting thing was that the stats for women are worse.
Speaker after speaker said the same thing-we have to do something.The other thing they all noticed was the complete and utter laziness of todays younger generation.Had a hilarious conversation with a Fire chief who went on a rant about having to show the younger guys in the Firehall how to cook.And how he got them to stop playing video games[ a pet hate of mine as well]
Last year at this conference there was a sense of urgency..this year it was almost panic.
And it isn't just an American problem,, other countries are creeping up there too.