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Old 08-23-2013, 11:21 AM
 
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I've only ever seen one fat man in North Korea, so I don't think you can blame it entirely on poverty.

I'd blame it on poverty and laziness. Laziness to prepare food from scratch with healthy ingredients vs buying all that cheap nasty stuff in the frozen food section.

For me, exercise has to have a lot of adrenaline involved. Then it's not exercise, but fun.

Colorado just has so much to offer when it comes to adrenaline sports, professional jobs and good weather.

Denver is close enough to the foot hills that you can get in plenty of after work rides.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:52 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Isn't everyone just ignoring the obvious here - the states regarded as fat are also some of the most poverty stricken. ....
yup, those of us that have never had a food stamp see that everyday in the grocery store. We could never afford the goodies they get for free.

The 300 days of sunshine in CO helps (and the exposure to sun). Between Oct and May I only see sun on my frequent trips to Colorado and TX,

CO is not really all that fit either (in the health / wellness sense). USA is dragging down the averages in EDU, jobs, wellness.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:51 PM
 
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I like the comparison of an isolated communist dictatorship that can't feed its people to a region of the US where our poor can eat, but often have to do it off the dollar menu at fast food joints.

Here's a decent one page overview of the subject:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3198075/

An interesting look at Colorado by counties -
Obesity by county: http://www.inewsnetwork.org/site/wp-...Obese_Colo.jpg
Poverty by county: http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-product...e=0&fips_st=08

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Old 08-23-2013, 12:55 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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I've only ever seen one fat man in North Korea
And, he approves.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Pluto's Home Town
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I was once at an intersection in Colorado Springs and saw someone toss a cup into the street. A pedestrian happened to be crossing the street, and she picked it up and tossed it back into the guy's car! I love it! ....'

Damn! I would give $50 to have seen that!
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:05 PM
 
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where our poor can eat, but often have to do it off the dollar menu at fast food joints.
They don't have to, they CHOOSE to.

Go back to the pre high fructose corn syrup days and Americans were mostly a healthy weight (compared to now-a-days)

Go back even further in time to when most people worked manual labor and there's even more people of a healthy weight.

Today, people eat way too much crappy food and sit on their ass all day.

There is nothing stopping people in impoverished states of the USA growing their own healthy fruit and veggies in their own back yard.

FWIW I'm not judging, I'm very lucky in that I enjoy certain forms of exercise and have the money to buy good quality organic food. If I didn't enjoy good food an exercise I'd doubt I'd be any different than those shopping the $1 menu.
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:07 PM
 
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Damn! I would give $50 to have seen that!
I'd give $100 to be the person who did that. I figure I'd only be out $50 by the time I got your $50 for watching.
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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We like sex.


So the real ques is why do people like sex so much in Co?


Fresh mountain air, great micro breweries,
the energy of all the crystals in the mountains, half kidding.

Oh, and we all know fit people get more.
(Did I say that outloud?)

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Old 08-23-2013, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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There's still quite a few fatties here though, both genders.
Take a trip to the east platte Walmart...
I'm sorry you are incorrect...they don't live in CO...they are in a world of their own.
I know this for a fact.
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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Tapeworms.

It actually has a lot to do with the climate as well. .
And you would be correct for 2 reasons...the cheap fares to Mexico
and tapeworms love nice climes.



Seque:
Mark Twain quote...
The only people that should use the term "we" are editors, kings and people with
tapeworms.
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