Powerful Anti-Obesity PSA (Publice Service Announcement)

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    Aug 10, 2014 4:15 AM GMT
    Found this on Reddit. Thoughts? icon_surprised.gif

    This video touches on the point that obesity doesn't happen overnight.

    EDIT: *sigh* I was gonna put this in the fitness section.


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    Aug 10, 2014 4:21 AM GMT
    So it's the parents fault? icon_confused.gif
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    Aug 10, 2014 4:23 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidSo it's the parents fault? icon_confused.gif


    Well, in a way, yes.
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    Aug 10, 2014 4:27 AM GMT
    This is very sad but true. icon_sad.gif
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    Aug 10, 2014 4:30 AM GMT
    So bears aren't born; they're made.
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    Aug 10, 2014 8:49 AM GMT
    This made me hungry for french fries and Cheerios.
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    Aug 10, 2014 8:51 AM GMT
    Mmmmmm....Cheetos dipped in peanut butter.
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    Aug 10, 2014 3:23 PM GMT
    Hmmm...I'm a bit undecided on this video. The ending makes it seem as if it is completely the parents fault for setting their son on the path to obesity. This can absolutely happen in many cases as bad eating habits generally begin in the home. Yet the video still seemed off as obesity is a much more complicated issue (which was alluded to, but not as much of the main focus).
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    Aug 10, 2014 4:07 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidSo it's the parents fault? icon_confused.gif


    In many cases, yes. I have two obese friends and -lo and behold- they grew up in fast food households. Never had real, home-cooked meals. These are bad habits that kids learn. They don't see McDonalds as an occasional junk treat. They see it as "dinner", because that's how they were raised and they don't know any different.

    smiledie saidHmmm...I'm a bit undecided on this video. The ending makes it seem as if it is completely the parents fault for setting their son on the path to obesity.


    The video blames everyone. Schools (the teacher gave him candy for doing well), parents for raising him on junky food, his own self...lots of contributing factors.
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    Aug 10, 2014 4:10 PM GMT
    pazzy saidall these anti-psa commercials with the underlying theme of dying and death. we all gonna die anyway so... doesn't matter if you live healthy or not. at some point in life, we're going to suffer whether it's from our own doing or not. you can dodge obesity all your life but catch diabetes. you can live to see another day but your body will decay.


    Dude! Why so negative? Stop it.
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    Aug 10, 2014 4:18 PM GMT
    pazzy saidall these anti-psa commercials with the underlying theme of dying and death. we all gonna die anyway so... doesn't matter if you live healthy or not.


    Being unhealthy, uhh, you know...brings death sooner.

    And it's also not fun going through life overweight...being embarrassed of your body, being unable to walk up a flight of stairs...

    pazzy saidat some point in life, we're going to suffer whether it's from our own doing or not.


    But being unhealthy increases the chances of suffering.

    pazzy saidyou can dodge obesity all your life but catch diabetes.


    You don't "catch" diabetes, it's not a communicable disease. And being obese increases the chances of developing diabetes.

    pazzy saidyou can live to see another day but your body will decay.


    So why live another day?
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    Aug 10, 2014 5:25 PM GMT
    Interesting, epidemiological evidence is showing that the more we diet, exercise and take care of ourselves coupled with medical advances prolonging our lives means we're all dying harder. It used to be you'd drop dead of a heart attack or stroke. These days more people are having their deaths painfully prolonged on feeding tubes. Makes that pint of Hagan Daaz look better, doesn't it?
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    Aug 10, 2014 5:43 PM GMT
    pazzy saidall these anti-psa commercials with the underlying theme of dying and death. we all gonna die anyway so... doesn't matter if you live healthy or not. at some point in life, we're going to suffer whether it's from our own doing or not. you can dodge obesity all your life but catch diabetes. you can live to see another day but your body will decay.

    Your quality of life before death is probably better if you're not obese and suffering from multiple issues related to obesity (diabetes, gout, joint problems, heart-disease, sleep-apnea, e.d. etc)
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    Aug 10, 2014 5:48 PM GMT
    The "Fat Is Beautiful" movement will be so butthurt.
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    Aug 10, 2014 6:07 PM GMT
    smiledie saidHmmm...I'm a bit undecided on this video. The ending makes it seem as if it is completely the parents fault for setting their son on the path to obesity. This can absolutely happen in many cases as bad eating habits generally begin in the home. Yet the video still seemed off as obesity is a much more complicated issue (which was alluded to, but not as much of the main focus).

    It's a 1-minute spot, for god's sake. It can't encompass the content of a med school semester-long course on nutrition/diet/obesity (even if they they had such courses).
    Rates of obesity in the population have skyrocketed in the last 20 years, and especially among children. A lot of it has to do with added sugars (mostly high-fructose corn syrup) added to almost all processed food, and added in immense amounts to soft drinks. The point of the PSA (and it's not the best PSA) is to get the attention of parents, to warn them what awaits the children's future, if they don't change their eating habits. Parent's have the most control about what their kids consume.
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    Aug 10, 2014 6:18 PM GMT
    Nothing makes a more powerful anti-obesity statement than Jabba the Governor:

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    Aug 10, 2014 7:03 PM GMT
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    smiledie saidHmmm...I'm a bit undecided on this video. The ending makes it seem as if it is completely the parents fault for setting their son on the path to obesity. This can absolutely happen in many cases as bad eating habits generally begin in the home. Yet the video still seemed off as obesity is a much more complicated issue (which was alluded to, but not as much of the main focus).

    It's a 1-minute spot, for god's sake. It can't encompass the content of a med school semester-long course on nutrition/diet/obesity (even if they they had such courses).
    Rates of obesity in the population have skyrocketed in the last 20 years, and especially among children. A lot of it has to do with added sugars (mostly high-fructose corn syrup) added to almost all processed food, and added in immense amounts to soft drinks. The point of the PSA (and it's not the best PSA) is to get the attention of parents, to warn them what awaits the children's future, if they don't change their eating habits. Parent's have the most control about what their kids consume.


    Ah ha! You make a very valid point and this is probably why I find PSA's to be generally not very effective as it takes a very complex, intricate issue and compresses it into a one minute commercial. Even a three hour long documentary would have trouble explaining such an issue as obesity and all of the social, economic, psychological, cultural and historical complexities of it. True parents do have, as I stated, a part to play in setting a child's life style choices, but it is also influenced by a staggering amount of other factors as well. Something which I think a 60 second PSA is ineffective at doing.
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    Aug 10, 2014 7:36 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidNothing makes a more powerful anti-obesity statement than Jabba the Governor:

    chris-christie-dou_2473051b.jpg


    Hey, let's give the man credit for losing more than a few:

    http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/chris-christie-weight-loss-85-pounds-experts-107315.html

    And on the other side of the aisle: http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/16/nyregion/nadler-as-a-last-resort-sheds-weight-by-surgery.html
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    Aug 10, 2014 9:26 PM GMT
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    Art_Deco saidNothing makes a more powerful anti-obesity statement than Jabba the Governor:

    chris-christie-dou_2473051b.jpg


    Hey, let's give the man credit for losing more than a few:

    Yeah, like losing a few ethics, principles, morals, emails, memories, close advisors. He is indeed looking a lot lighter these days. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 10, 2014 10:02 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidInteresting, epidemiological evidence is showing that the more we diet, exercise and take care of ourselves coupled with medical advances prolonging our lives means we're all dying harder. It used to be you'd drop dead of a heart attack or stroke. These days more people are having their deaths painfully prolonged on feeding tubes. Makes that pint of Hagan Daaz look better, doesn't it?

    The changes that you cite are largely due to advances in medical technology, and not to more dieting, exercise, and healthier lifestyles.

    Even people who 20 years ago would have died suddenly from a heart attack or a stroke are "dying harder...having their deaths painfully prolonged on feeding tubes", respirators, etc.

    Many more people in the community (including not only "first responders" like EMTs, police, and firefighters, but adults without any other medical training) know how to do CPR. Medical and surgical ntervention within the first 12-24 hours (e.g., with catheters and drugs that open clogged arteries in the heart and elsewhere) have increased the survival rates of those who would otherwise have "dropped dead".

    I'm not arguing against diet, exercise and healthier lifestyles. I'm just saying that we are all more likely to die "harder".

    If you haven't written a living will yet and discussed it with your family (basically, what kinds of interventions would be acceptable to you, for how long, and under what circumstances), you should start thinking about it. Even young people without any chronic illness could suffer severe trauma in an accident and suddenly be in critical condition in an ICU.

    One good tool to start with is a document called "5 Wishes", available for download from the Internet in .pdf format.
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    Aug 10, 2014 10:25 PM GMT
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    pazzy saidall these anti-psa commercials with the underlying theme of dying and death. we all gonna die anyway so... doesn't matter if you live healthy or not. at some point in life, we're going to suffer whether it's from our own doing or not. you can dodge obesity all your life but catch diabetes. you can live to see another day but your body will decay.

    Your quality of life before death is probably better if you're not obese and suffering from multiple issues related to obesity (diabetes, gout, joint problems, heart-disease, sleep-apnea, e.d. etc)


    true but to me, it's a lose lose situation regardless because i don't think that it's really gonna matter in the long run of things. most people are going to get sick before they die anyway. not saying that fate shouldn't stop someone from living healthy though.

    to be honest, these doctors, insurance companies, pill companies, and etc don't want people to be healthy anyway. they lose money if people aren't sick. so it just makes me wonder what is the point of these psa's and who is making them? i wonder if the american medical association cosigns this psa. i don't trust any of these motherfuckers period especially when money is involved.

    Agree about the doctors, pill companies and insurance companies. You're better off not needing any of them (however everyone should have health insurance). And the best chance of not needing them is by not being obese. It's by no means a guarantee but you're increasing the odds greatly by managing your weight. It's YOUR responsibility.
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    Aug 10, 2014 10:40 PM GMT
    pazzy saidall these anti-psa commercials with the underlying theme of dying and death. we all gonna die anyway so... doesn't matter if you live healthy or not. at some point in life, we're going to suffer whether it's from our own doing or not. you can dodge obesity all your life but catch diabetes. you can live to see another day but your body will decay.


    Doesn't matter if you live healthy or not? Are you stupid?

    Obesity is a burden on everyone. It is a burden to the public. That is why we have taxes.
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    Aug 10, 2014 10:42 PM GMT
    FuerteC said
    pazzy saidall these anti-psa commercials with the underlying theme of dying and death. we all gonna die anyway so... doesn't matter if you live healthy or not. at some point in life, we're going to suffer whether it's from our own doing or not. you can dodge obesity all your life but catch diabetes. you can live to see another day but your body will decay.


    Doesn't matter if you live healthy or not? Are you stupid?

    Obesity is a burden on everyone. It is a burden to the public. That is why we have taxes.
    Obesity causes taxes? icon_eek.gif
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    Aug 10, 2014 10:45 PM GMT
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    FuerteC said
    pazzy saidall these anti-psa commercials with the underlying theme of dying and death. we all gonna die anyway so... doesn't matter if you live healthy or not. at some point in life, we're going to suffer whether it's from our own doing or not. you can dodge obesity all your life but catch diabetes. you can live to see another day but your body will decay.


    Doesn't matter if you live healthy or not? Are you stupid?

    Obesity is a burden on everyone. It is a burden to the public. That is why we have taxes.
    Obesity causes taxes? icon_eek.gif


    No. If you bother to read the news, hasn't there been a proposal for SUGAR TAX? For fizzy drinks tax?? Follow the train of thought and read between the lines.
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    Aug 10, 2014 10:47 PM GMT
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/robwaters/2014/07/31/how-sweet-it-would-be-national-law-would-tax-the-stacks-of-sugar-in-soda/

    SUGAR TAX