This is a complex world in which we live. There are so many choices to make each day in all areas of life. One decision which we must all face is how to handle health and nutrition in our daily lives. In a country where obesity has become a national problem, citizens in the United States must decide whether to do something about it in their personal lives or to accept the inevitable outcome of doing nothing to curtail poor eating habits.
The reality television show, The Biggest Loser, has become extremely popular. Viewers are surprised and appalled at the huge weight gains people have had in their lives. Seeing the losers discipline themselves to exercise and eat healthy is interesting. The participants on the show are to be commended for making the effort to change after years of undisciplined eating without exercising. It cannot be easy, but they are trying.
First Lady Michelle Obama has a new initiative called the “Let’s Move! Initiative,” which is a national program to combat childhood obesity. There could be millions of children who are already overweight in their young lives. Starting out heavy gives them a head start to adult obesity and major health problems as well as possible emotional problems. Nobody wishes that on a child.
Although there may be many overweight people who are happy with their bodies and their lives, their size can make life difficult. There are organizations and groups to which obese people may belong with which they are able to feel a sense of belonging and purpose. They have conventions which cater to their needs and desires, but most people who are overweight would undoubtedly say that they would like to lose weight if they could. The Biggest Loser program shows that people can achieve weight loss, but it takes an extraordinary amount of commitment and extremely hard work.
Because health is a major issue among the baby boomer population and should be a concern to all people, there are numerous health related products on the market today. The network marketing or multi-level marketing (MLM) industry, which is a major home based business, has embraced quite a number of these foodstuffs. MLM has remained a popular method of distribution because of the opportunity which ordinary people have of getting ahead financially with the industry. It is not easy, however, and most people who become involved in it will fail and quit before seeing any profit. It does remain a viable way for people to become rich if they are able to overcome the rejection, study, be diligent, and work very hard.