There have been warnings of grim death on every cigarette package sold for about the last 40 years and yet the vast majority of the population just keeps on keepin' on.
I would have hoped that more people would have been conned into doing the right thing. For as much as I hate the aforementioned fitness hucksters, I would have prefered that as they took people to the bank, the people would have at least exercised as a result.
Out of the 150,000-plus people, less than 25% exercised regularly. Do something, you fat morons. Walk around the block, or around the mall.
Americans are turning into the buffalo. I remember the stories that I read in history class, where buffaloes were shot at by hunters and the herd never moved as their buddies where mowed down by gun fire. It's just like that today, but with dumb, fat Americans.
Fat, inactive, smoking and unhealthy American herd members are watching their buddies pack on the pounds and get sick - with some dropping dead - and they just continue to stand around, gnawing on their french fries and donuts. "Gee look at that, Fred just died. Mmmm, this burger is good...."
Well as an expert - a strength and conditioning professional - I say to hell with all of you, at least the 97% of you who just don't give a shit and are too stupid to get it.
And more people need to do the same. Let's forget about those who are too weak to keep up. Hey, I'm fine. My family is fine.
Don't tell me this is a public health issue. Obesity is on the rise? Well apparently so is stupidity. Worry about that.
So for us 3% let's move on and enjoy the fact that, if this trend keeps up, our we'll have a lot less competition in everyday life. The "new buffaloes" will continue to disappear and our ranks will become stronger and more successful as time goes on.