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Old 01-15-2009, 10:11 PM
 
Location: MIA
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The Latin American culture does not hold fitness in high regard either.
Rice n' Beans make you FAT! I found that out the hard way!
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:40 AM
 
Location: Madrid, Spain
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My experience has been that in Latin American (central and south America) countries physical activity is seen as only for the young or the peasants. Once you grow up the ideal is to be working indoors, especially in an office, rather than being outside or in a shop using your hands. In Latin America most have to be active, but when they come to the US they get a car, desk job and take it easy. The kids also get the bad habits and get heavy. North Americans are fat for sure, but there is still the "fitness" culture many aspire to.
Ah ok ok, this is true -- and it's interesting because I see in the US so many female joggers too (in addition to all the men) and you're right, I don't see too many people from other countries participating in that.

In Spain it is just recently becoming somewhat "popular" (jogging and the gym) in major cities but it is still not as prevalent as here.

I could never see myself going through all that trouble -- eat healthy and you won't need to worry about getting heavy.
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:08 AM
 
Location: South Beach (MB, FL)
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Ah ok ok, this is true -- and it's interesting because I see in the US so many female joggers too (in addition to all the men) and you're right, I don't see too many people from other countries participating in that.

In Spain it is just recently becoming somewhat "popular" (jogging and the gym) in major cities but it is still not as prevalent as here.

I could never see myself going through all that trouble -- eat healthy and you won't need to worry about getting heavy.
Yet having said all that, Americans are still among the most obese populations in the world. It cannot be because there are so many immigrants who did heavy physical labor in their home countries came here and got fat.

However much exercise the average American does, we eat more (or way more) calories than we burn. The amount of sugar consumed, especially from sugary drinks (corn sweetener), is ridiculous.
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:11 PM
 
Location: South Beach (MB, FL)
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Based on personal observation I'd say that the fattest people in Miami-Dade are on the Miami Beach police force. I'd also say that the average resident of Manchester, N.H. is a lot heavier than the average Miami resident.
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:29 PM
 
Location: ft walton beach
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I saw a TV snippet on this...and they were saying Miami people don't walk enough
I am not surprised. If you take a walk in Miami it's suicide.
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:55 PM
 
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i am not surprised at all
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:00 PM
 
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The ranking is probably bogus, like many studies out there...

But, this city is really poorly planned. There are no decent jogging trails down here unless you go to a tiny park where a bunch of kids are riding their bicycles. And yes do not try to walk down here. It's the weirdest thing you can do down here.

If someone knows a decent trail in the SW area let me know because I've been looking for it for many years.
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Old 01-25-2009, 12:45 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I wonder if they looked at just the 400,000+- people who live in the actual city of Miami or if they looked at the 2.4 million in the County?
When I first read this article, that was the first thing to cross my mind.
That sort of specific makes a huge difference in lots of demographics. Looking at just the 400,000 is the reason Miami is also one of the poorest cities in America. So, it would surprise me that poor diets and overweight people are a by-product of poverty.
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Old 01-25-2009, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Flo-Rida
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Hmm...I don't get it. People in Miami can excercise outdoors pretty much 365 days a year, it's a shame they don't take advantage of that.

I'd like to be doing outdoor activities here, but it's too uncomfortable, or even downright dangerous at times.
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:56 AM
 
Location: South Beach (MB, FL)
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Hmm...I don't get it. People in Miami can excercise outdoors pretty much 365 days a year, it's a shame they don't take advantage of that.

I'd like to be doing outdoor activities here, but it's too uncomfortable, or even downright dangerous at times.
Some people claim that it's too hot to go outside 9 months a year, which is silly. I invite those folks to get outside at 7 AM, even in the summer.
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