I stayed home from work today since I was still feeling bad this morning. I set up shop on the couch and was able to watch all 4 parts of the HBO Documentary: The Weight of the Nation. If you don’t have HBO, you can see all 4 parts here.
The documentary focuses on the growing obesity problem in the US. Some of the statistics I heard, just blew me away.
That’s a lot of work to burn off something that some people eat every single day.
They said some people drink their daily calorie allowance on soda and juice alone.
They said there are most likely 5 million people in the US that have diabetes and haven’t been diagnosed.
I know my sister’s and I used to spend a lot of time outside when we were young. Our neighborhood was always filled with kids playing games, walking or riding their bikes.
Of course we all know that obesity has become an issue over the last 30 years, but seeing the numbers and seeing the effects on our bodies is really eye opening.
One thing I take for granted, is living in a safe neighborhood with sidewalks. I can walk right out my door and take a walk or go for a run. Some people don’t have sidewalks where they live or children don’t have safe playgrounds.
I really hope I’m feeling better in the morning, so I can go back to work and get back into my routine. We need to go grocery shopping, but Dane isn’t feeling well either. He was nice enough to make us some pasta for lunch and I made myself a smoothie this afternoon with some frozen strawberries, spinach, vanilla greek yogurt, unsweetened vanilla almond milk and chia seeds.
My boys are keeping me company on the couch now. I think they definitely missed us. :)