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Brits 'dying not to do exercise'

Discussion in 'Break Room' started by NewsBot, Sep 17, 2007.

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  4. twirly

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    Hi Pods,
    ''2,100 surveyed, only 4% said they found it fun''!
    Isn't it sad when as a nation us Brits feel the urge to part with cash in order to increase their heart rate. (Exception is brisk walking unless they tax that too).
    No scientific quotes I'm afraid but I honestly think as we get older we forget how to ''play out''.
    I am certain that it isn't just my increasing age that leads me to believe that (must mention that awful 'C' word now) Christmas morning used to be a time when we couldn't wait to get on our new bikes/skates or scooters n pedal/push our way through the local streets until the yell came for'' Your dinners ready''.
    Exercise is not meant to be a chore, it is meant to be fun. I can't imagine anything more dull than sweating with a group of anorexic, body obsessed strangers three times a week while they compare the very latest beansprout diet.:dizzy:
    Now I'll get to my point. I blame the advertisers. Ban all the plastic tosh in lurid colours we buy for our kids n buy the little nose miners a bike. It is small wonder that as adults we are exercising less when we train our kids from day one that fun family activity equates to a take away & a DVD. If we understand how to enjoy exercise as children we are more likely to enjoy it as adults.
    Exercise should not have to be a solitary activity. Parents now are increasingly aware of potential dangers to our offspring. Though god only knows I've been advertising mine as free to a good home for yonks! They are unlikely to come to much harm if your'e on your bike with them. There are fewer play areas for children & those that remain in my locality appear to be the domain of cider swilling, foul mouthed screamagers. We are requesting our local council provide an alternative for them too.
    Facts & figures RE: obesity & early deaths are indeed impressive stuff but until individuals realise the ideals we physically & mentally spoon feed ourselves and our children are causing the self neglect to spiral out of control then little will change. :bash:

    Thought for the day: Kids are meant to be dirty, have runny noses & scabs on their knees. Unplug the tv, ban computer games n have a bloody good belly laugh 'cos lifes too short.

    Sorry about the vent people but spleens happy once more .....:p
     
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