Friday, 16 November 2012

Obese Numbers becoming Fatter

Today I am unable to escape to the garden due to the rain, neither do I have time for any online protesting or indulge in any self righteous crusades. However, the Christmas thingy has turned up again and jolly cards are to be sent to fewer persons this year, this somewhat due to attrition and the forgetfulness of others to impart good wishes to me last year.... This will mean sedentary non activity will be gouged from the time spent where I am at present sitting, mainly because of my bum parking time has recently been reduced and replaced by bodily movement and exercise of a not too strenuous nature, I am four kilos lighter than five weeks ago and intend to keep up the trend.........But not so it seems for many others who are parked in a swivel chair with eyes glued to the screen in front of them......Obesity levels are set to jump 65% by 2025 if people eat more and exercise less, the Heart and Diabetes Institute are saying the number of adults with a normal weight range will decrease dramatically, the projections are based on research over five years of up to 10,000 Australians. .........Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage......Vest ..Back soon. BTW. Blog travel broadens the mind too.

13 comments:

Doris Ward. said...

I'm about to limber up for a trip to the U.K. to visit my mother with a visit to the unsold house in France en route.
It will take me as long to get from Paris to the house as it will to cross the Atlantic.

Vest said...

Our one stop trip to the U/K in 2000, was a two X 11 hours
journey. The Sydney to Sri Lanka leg reached halfway at Port Headland West Aust, after flying 5,500 Kilometres, meaning a quarter of the time flying to the U/K was spent flying over Australia.
However, flying over Palembang Sumatra brought back memories of the sighting of my first Japanese enemy aircraft in 1944, Code name Francis; a twin engined torpedo bomber. Identification was made easy due to the fact the British aircraft carriers only used single engined aircraft. Fortunately all seven of those blighters were shot down.

WALLY. said...

Geeze Vest that makes you pretty old, are you really that old.

Vest said...

Yes Wally. And age shall not weary me nor the years condemn-and so on.

Anonymous said...

I bet you are a fat old sod living off us hard working aussies always moaning about something or other people like youshould be put down at sixty you silly old prick

Vest said...

Hi Anon, having a bad day are you?
As long as you think the way you do, you are more than likely to be wrong.
BTW, put a bunch of flowers on your parents grave. It is persons of your ilk who make parents suicidal.
Your next obscene comment will get the chop; so don't waste your time, go and do something useful like jumping off a cliff.

Dylan said...

First two thirds of the post made me think the title had no relevance.

While I don't agree with the research, I believe 60% is ridiculous. I do know it will increase, however I believe our society will have healthier options as we go on and companies will be forced to participate in the measures they enforce.

Vest said...

Dylan: You cannot disagree with the results of any test unless you have alternate tests for comparison.

Dylan said...

I can if the actual study is shown and I know what the parameters to their study were.

On top of that, it's a prediction. Predictions almost always change. Coming into the 21st century, generally worse statistics, but hopefully that trend will change.

Chris B said...

Additional information...

http://www.modi.monash.edu.au/obesity-facts-figures/obesity-in-australia

Chris B said...

Additional info...

http://www.modi.monash.edu.au/obesity-facts-figures/obesity-in-australia

Robby said...

I am a robot

Jane, Stokes-Honour. said...

Hello Uncle Les


Not sure where the time goes!!!!!! Hope you are all keeping well and hopefully enjoying your summer. As usual its raining here so no change. Speak to you really soon.


Lots of love to you all always Jane xxxxxxxxxxxxx