Every time when I watch an American reality show I'm shocked, because often 90% looks overweight and 50% looks bigger than anyone I've seen in real life. It also seems like they have a different perception of what's big or thin. They call an (in my opinion) rather chubby person skinny and are whining about models that they are all anorexic etc... Is this because they are used to the big amount of overweight people?
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It is a bigger issue here than other parts of the world, but it is not the 90% people who haven't visited seem to believe. If you visit the cities in the Northeast and the West Coast you may be surprised that obesity is not as widespread as you may expect..
As someone who is not overweight, I do get very annoyed when on an airplane or train, I'm forced to sit next to someone who is spilling over into my seat. That happens much more than it used to. I strongly believe I shouldn't be forced to sit in discomfort because of someone else's lack of self control. As for why, I think a lot of people are very inactive because they go everywhere by driving instead of walking, bicycling, or other forms of exercise. Diet plays a big role too, with a lot of people eating too much fast food instead of making healthier meals at home.
This is one of the reasons I am opposed to socialized medicine. Too many people make poor lifestyle choices and they should take responsibility for the resulting higher healthcare costs themselves as opposed to spreading the costs to other people who make an effort to lead healthy lives,0