Many people blame technology for making them fat. They say that they spend hours every day watching TV sitting on their butts at home. Couch Potato syndrome if you will. This after spending all day at work on a computer, even coming home and emailing friend sitting at a computer, more sitting causing a larger buttocks they say.
Regarding the obesity issues with due to time spent sitting on one’s but rather than exercising these folks who complain that technology is making them fat do have a point. Yet these technologies are convenience and should give you more time to catch up on the news quickly, especially at the rapid pace they show it and thus give you more leisure time to go out and do the fun stuff you desire to do. Is technology really making us fat?
Indeed we know that due to abundance, people become lazy and gain weight. In fact being a little chubby was a sign of wealth in the past. Thus more people who can have more leisure time tend to do less and gain weight. So, it is not only the 6 hours a day of television people watch, but a choice of how they spend their leisure time. You should not take choices away or dictate how others will live. Now if you want to talk about the ramifications of over taxing our healthcare system due to such choices of how we spend our leisure time, you might have a point. Regarding obesity overwhelming our medical system, indeed, excellent point, very critical and urgent. Think on this in 2006.