Comment 38882

By schmadrian (registered) | Posted March 19, 2010 at 15:47:04

"Could it have something to do with the sedentary lifestyle promoted by over reliance on vehicles?"

The 'sedentary lifestyle' is promoted by vehicular use only to a very, very small extent. I know, I'm old enough to remember how things were just before we started into this downward spiral that has led to our obesity pandemic. All things considered relatively, the options are still the same today as they were in the sixties.

The obesity pandemic can be attributed to some very identifiable elements...but what you've suggested here is way, way down on the list.

(My apologies for tangenting off the topic so forcefully; the societal obesity issue concerns me more than any other these days and I can't blithely ignore references to it. At the same time, I don't want to contribute to a reduction in the importance of the 'car at the center of our culture' discussion by ignoring unsound conjecture, no matter how much it might appear that throwing an idea into the effort helps; it doesn't, when it's not an entirely accurate one.)

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