Why America Will Never Be Over Populated, Rather, Overcrowded
There is a developing fear within modern society of overpopulation. The concept has become a global concern, but I wish to analyze how this might truly affect us citizens of the United States of America.
Firstly I would like to acknowledge the distinction between overpopulation and overcrowding. The average birth rate per year has been in steady decline as opposed to some other bustling nations. Similar to the era of the Great Depression, economic hardship has discouraged excessive procreation. But if we’re not growing in numbers, we’re certainly growing in size.
The weight of the average American has continued to swell exponentially and I believe that we are running out of room. More than ⅔ of American over the age of 20 are considered to be either overweight or obese: that’s around 68.8% of your fellow Americans. This isn’t even including the child obesity demographic.
It’s hard to paint a picture out of statistics, but you’ve seen it all around you. Haven’t you noticed subway seats that were designed to sit six people across might only fit five, or even four.
Of course we need to account for the douche bags who sprawl out, but mostly we’re crammed in due to the behemoth who is unapologetically taking up a seat and a half. I’m not talking the late Michael Clarke Duncan kind of large, I’m talking about The Biggest Loser kind of large.
So, here’s the deal fat asses. Here are five reasons most Americans look like a circle rather than a human:
I hate to say it, especially because I am writing this article using it, to have it published on the internet, but gadgets play a massive role in our lifestyle. Granted, the majority of these technological inventions and findings in the past 30 years have made life better.
However, sitting on your couch playing an excessive amount of Xbox or PS3 can’t be the most productive or healthy for you. Many people, not restricted to kids, spend hours on end with a bag of chips and some unhealthy soft drink, a nose length from the television. The only work out they get is with their thumbs and the pounds just keep adding on.
They’d be better off tugging one out. At least they’d work up a sweat, build some cardio, have one strong arm and maybe even learn a thing or two. Hey, practice makes perfect, right?
2) Complete Ignorance When It Comes To Diet
“We got McDonalds….Hamburgers….” Hilarious, but sad and true. I know personally I would take a home cooked meal over McDonalds any day of the week. Unfortunately, not everyone is me. Kids today want and need fast food and sure enough parents give in. If you feed a kid broccoli from day one, you can bet that kid will grow to love broccoli.
Feed them shit, well, they’re going to love shit. There are few things that pester me more than watching someone swan dive into a bowl of lard and stuff their face. You can hear him struggling to breathe as he inhales the fat. Healthy food is out there; don’t fall victim to cheap imitation.
Though a product may insist that it’s low in fat or calories, it might not be healthy. Go eat the healthiest item on a typical fast food menu everyday for the next month and roll back to me and tell me I was right. It’s a mistake, also, to think going to the gym allows you to shovel whatever you want down your gullet. Hate to break it to you champ, but the key to being fit is your diet.
3) Lack Of Ambition
If I could sleep with a woman for every time I have heard someone say they were going to go on a diet or hit the gym, I’d rival Wilt Chamberlain’s 20,000 body count claim.
There are so many people who can see their gut beginning to fold over their belt buckle and want to make a change. Getting to the gym or day 1 of a diet is always the hardest part. All you need to do is get past the first step though and it will become part of a daily routine. Movement is movement, and it helps.
Any kind of activity can help. It is up to you to motivate yourself and to get off your ass and start moving. Set a goal and exceed it, that’s the only way to obtain what you want.
4) Bad Genetics & No Role Model
Sorry, but you caught the short end of the stick. For some, staying in decent shape is much harder than others. It’s not an excuse, but it is true. This all stretches back to diet and lack of motivation. If for the past two or three generations, your family has embedded themselves in a tradition of cakes and fast foods, then basically your child is fucked.
He or she has no guidelines to follow and has now taken on a genetic trait that will make them larger than life. A person can work hard to counteract this, but they need to be able to overcome the lack of ambition or bad diet.
Some people can work out twice a week and come out looking like The Rock (I don’t particularly care for those people) and others can work out four times per week and see no results (I feel badly for those people). You need to understand your body and make concessions for it. After you do that, you can adjust and make the proper changes needed to shed some of that bacon grease.
5) Simply Not Giving A Fuck
It’s really the only excuse for being the “elephant in the room.” If you complain that you’re overweight but do jack shit about it, no one feels bad for you and you probably already stopped reading this. But if you are someone who enjoys being the fluffy one in the group and don’t mind taking your shirt off and letting that belly hang, then all the power to you my friend.
If you can look in the mirror with no clothes on, weighing a good 320 pounds, and think you look good—you are my hero. I would love to live in a world where we could eat anything and the fatter we get, the more attractive we are. If you are cool with being husky then no one should ever have a problem with that—maybe your physician.
Everyone loves to pig out once in awhile but really, it should only be done on special occasions. I can’trelate to people who live in the mud and hog it out daily not giving a fuck and because of that, I have nothing to say to you other than, “preach”. Spread the word that you’re fat and proud, no one should hold you back. To those who sit and complain, you can never move forward without taking a first step, remember that.
Alex Kellish | Elite.