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Old 07-23-2016, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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You obviously didn't look at obesity statistics before putting that theory out there. Several of yhe fattest states in the country are in the southeast.
Yeah, I knew this response was coming.

When I talk about being out of shape, I'm not talking about Southern metros with tons of people living below the poverty line. I'm talking more about educated professionals in a place like Los Angeles compared to New York. You can be skinny and still have girl shoulders, scrawny arms, weak back muscles, bad posture, etc. Compared to L.A., Miami or San Diego, there are far fewer well-built men and toned women in NYC, in my experience. When I go out in New York, I feel I have broader shoulders and larger biceps than most guys around me, but I feel the opposite in L.A.

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If you look at the body comparisons on the right, there are certainly more women who look like the photo on the left in Manhattan than there are in L.A.
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Old 07-23-2016, 12:08 PM
 
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Todays heat in DC is a bit unbeareable :/

I don't necessarily prefer hot hot weather, I'd just rather do a few 95+ days then a month+ of below 30.... ideally 70-80 range would be perfect!
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Old 07-23-2016, 03:13 PM
 
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It may be desireable because hot weather makes plants grow. Food can be produced. Farming can take place. Plants will produce fruits, etc. Hot weather makes flowers bloom, it makes the birds chirp in the morning, people tend to be less sickly during warm weather... i.e...Summer time is not cold and flu season. There's more sunlight, etc. There's lots of reason warm weather is better than cold weather.
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Old 07-23-2016, 05:22 PM
 
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It's just a personal preference. I love the heat. As long as I can dress accordingly, neither heat nor cold bother me at all. I live in the western suburbs of Charlotte. There are hotter places than here, but I enjoy the heat. It makes swimming much more enjoyable. I can truly understand why someone wouldn't like the heat and humidity, but my family and I love it, as kids and as adults.
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Old 07-23-2016, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Detroit, Michigan
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I have to admit, for years I've wanted to move to a warmer state than Michigan. This summer really has me rethinking it as I've been really feeling the heat, and that's not taking into account the past few days which probably is typical for places like AZ, TX, etc. I still love how alive Michigan is during the summer, however.
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Old 07-24-2016, 09:48 PM
 
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Yeah, I knew this response was coming.

When I talk about being out of shape, I'm not talking about Southern metros with tons of people living below the poverty line. I'm talking more about educated professionals in a place like Los Angeles compared to New York. You can be skinny and still have girl shoulders, scrawny arms, weak back muscles, bad posture, etc. Compared to L.A., Miami or San Diego, there are far fewer well-built men and toned women in NYC, in my experience. When I go out in New York, I feel I have broader shoulders and larger biceps than most guys around me, but I feel the opposite in L.A.

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If you look at the body comparisons on the right, there are certainly more women who look like the photo on the left in Manhattan than there are in L.A.
Agreed.
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Old 07-25-2016, 06:47 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I sweat profusely, and my eyes are susceptible to glare. I like a variety of weather, but I have low heat tolerance and high cold tolerance. When temperatures are below 50°F, I prefer cloud cover. When temperatures are above 70°F, I prefer sunshine. A day that's cloudy and warm is a waste. A day that's sunny and cold is annoying. A day that's sunny and warm is pleasant. A day that's cloudy and cold is cozy.

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Another thing I've noticed is that cold climates usually seem to keep the trashy people away.
Prince noticed that too. It's part of why he liked living in Minnesota. He said, "I like the cold weather; it keeps the bad people away."
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Old 07-25-2016, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Or ask why restaurants offer outdoor seating in the dog days of summer but don't offer it in late January/early February. There is virtually zero sidewalk seating at restaurants and cafes in NYC during the winter and the few places that do offer it are enclosed and/or have heaters. If the cold were so comfortable, then you'd have more people enjoying dinner outside on 13 degree evenings without overhead heaters.
I remember eating dinner at a CPK in Huntington Beach, CA in February one year, and the only table available was in the outdoor area, they had space heaters going, temp was in the 50's with heavy marine layer, and even with the space heaters, it was COLD
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Old 07-25-2016, 02:35 PM
 
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I remember eating dinner at a CPK in Huntington Beach, CA in February one year, and the only table available was in the outdoor area, they had space heaters going, temp was in the 50's with heavy marine layer, and even with the space heaters, it was COLD
That sounds miserable.
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Old 07-25-2016, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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That sounds miserable.
It was less than pleasant for sure
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