Why don't people eat right and exercise?

If you'd told our ancestors 200 years ago that the poorest people in society would also be the fattest, they would have been unable to work out how.
 
Most people know what is healthy to eat and that exercise is good for them. Yet most people don't seem to do eat well or exercise. Why do you suppose this is so?

I exercise and I don't particulary it unhealthy, nevertheless my cholesterol level was 255, which is a lot. My weight is perfect by the way...

After a while I said, screw it. If I can even it what I like beside not smoking, drinking (a lot) or taking drugs, what the hell is life good for?

So maybe most people just don't care that much. Why would we want to live up to 100, if we have to live like monks? Where is the fun in that???
 
So maybe most people just don't care that much. Why would we want to live up to 100, if we have to live like monks? Where is the fun in that???

I totally agree.

I'd rather live life at 110% and die young than live like a monk, deny myself this and that and the other...for what? Just so I can be a good girl in society's eyes? Screw that.
 
I exercise and I don't particulary it unhealthy, nevertheless my cholesterol level was 255, which is a lot. My weight is perfect by the way...

Lol, I eat a ton of shit that I shouldn't....cookies, sweets, whatever has an intense taste. I'm 5'7 and 50kg...mutant girl hehe :)
 
Exercise does not just "prolonge" life, it extends ones "good" years, reduces many, MANY miseries (in even the shortest life) and increases one's ability to enjoy a whole host of "other" activities, including the occasional over-eating. While the obvious quantitative increase cannot be ignored (nor should it), the glaring fact is that there is an exponential qualitative increase throughout life as well. Mood, stamina, internal health. You name it. All of the "quality" stuff improves too. So, even if I only live for another five years (till 40), I'll still continue exercising until my dying day. First, it's just fun. Second, my mood improves. Third, I don't get winded like other fatties when I do all sorts of other fun stuff.

~String

Yep, I agree completely. Being fit and taking care of yourself improves virtually every aspect of your being. It's almost as if the body evolved with the expectation that it would undergo a good amount of physical activity every day.

People are just too content to give a shit about taking care of the body. You see a fat person? That's a happy person. When people get into relationships, they get fat because they're happy. Usually people who take good care of themselves had some rational realization that health is a valuable thing.
 
People are just too content to give a shit about taking care of the body. You see a fat person? That's a happy person. When people get into relationships, they get fat because they're happy. Usually people who take good care of themselves had some rational realization that health is a valuable thing.

Hmm, weird. I'm happy, but I do like exercise.
 
If people realized how much better they'd feel if they worked out more people would do it. We live in a society that conditions us to choose instant gratification over everything else. Also, 99% of the food that's advertised is actually bad for you. 99% of the restaurants we're surrounded by are serving you bad food. Once someone becomes a diabetic like me you'll soon realize that everything outside of the produce isle in your local grocery store is abound with high glycemic carbs, sugar, and trans-fats.
 
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