Let's talk about health, guys.
Not a single active thread about obesity, exercise, fitness and weight-loss?
Those topics (about gays and live-in) may be sensationalist, but they are still meaningless when compared to obesity. Obesity is life-threatening. It's slowly reaching epidemic proportions in India.
A lot of diseases are connected with lifestyle, and by properly educating ourselves and others we can save so many lives.
Nutrition is one area about which majority of us are ignorant. We believe in popping a pill for every ailment. What we don't know is that our body can heal itself if we make some effort and change our lifestyles.
You can't stay happy unless you are healthy. I hope we can kick-start a discussion about this crucial issue.
Reason: It was getting too controversial
Mine too. I converted my parents into exercise lovers.
In past 1 year I have learned a lot about nutrition.If someone wants to start, I would recommend Morgan Spurlock's documentary 'Supersize me'. It's about Mc'Donalds and obesity crisis in USA. I am afraid the same thing is going to happen in India as well within a decade or so.
Tanveer, there are a lot of topics that I will consider meaningless, but it might be meaningful to others.
I agree that your topic is important, and would need debate etc. but if I would suggest something before entering this discussion thread, I would request you to reword your title and thread description. It would make a more healthier and direct discussion, rather than a side-debate between you and the creators of those threads, saying theirs is important too.
Leo I used such a thread title because I felt it will divert people's attention towards this critical issue which nobody is paying attention to.
I never said those topics are meaningless. I said 'comparatively'.
Tried, didn't happen- nobody could have helped. Gave up. Then after doing some searching and stuff, I went for a blood test and found that I have hyperthyroidism.Point is people think that all fat people have food properly- or they don't do exercise or have much activities- and both. They don't want to see beyond that. Thyroid is a serious issue, even leads to depression for no reason at all- atleast in my case it did.
I agree sorcerer. For some people, it's not something which they can control. Either it's genetic or releated to some medical condition.
But for the majority of us (More than 85-90% i would say) the situation is controllable. All we need to do is make lifestyle changes. Eat right and workout. I have seen people curing their diabetes by controlling their obesity. My mom used to have acute joint pains. But since she started exercising, it's simply vanished.
Right now we are young, and we may think we are never going to get old or diseased. but these ailments never knock before taking over you. People who look healthy on the surface, the first symptom they get that they have heart trouble is when they actually have their first heart attack. Scary.
That's your POV Tanveer. For you these issues may be meaningless and others are important, for others they may not be. I suggest, initiate a debate or create a thread on a topic of your choice rather than commenting on threads created by others.
Tanveer ji.. we are not debating that it is not your thread... it is very much yours.. and you have the right to initiate debate...
Like I said earlier...
Those topics (about gays and live-in) may be sensationalist, but they are still meaningless when compared to obesity
This line, along with the title.. is what is the issue. Your POV that those threads and their topics of debate are sensationalist, and meaningless in comparision to this issue. Others might not find it so right? You may like coffee and find it much better in a cafe, but others would be there who prefer tea, or lime juice, right? You can't say tea n lime juice are meaningless there.. I hope you understand...
Please, initiate the debate rather than criticize or call other threads meaningless in comparison to this one. That's all Ani and I have requested of you...
okay, please allow me to explain why I chose this title.
This title was chosen out of frustration.
Today in every media people love to discuss sexual preferences and how much they support people with different sex preferences. It baffles me why so much of prime time is devoted to these topics, when there are other critical issues around.
Have you ever wondered why there are so few TV discussions about harmful effects of junk food and whether govt. should put additional taxes on fast food chains, just like it does on tobacco products? It's because the TV channels want the advertising money of soft drink companies and fast food chains.
When I said those topics are 'comparatively meaningless' I was talking about our priorities. Why so much of time is devoted on those topics, when it's a completely private and personal issue.
I was also frustrated because I have seen people who blame everyone (other than themselves)for their problems. I have friends who complain abut their health, and yet they chose to do nothing about it. Ask them about their opinions about terrorism, or same-sex marriages, and they champion their cause with great enthusiasm but try to discuss whether nutritional science and physical education should be a compulsory subject in schools, and they are completely indifferent about the issue.
I am sorry Animesh if you are taking it as a personal attack. I just felt we, as bloggers, need to create awareness about more threatening issues first.
I would say the purpose of the thread is not reached if you provide a misleading topic and expect people to discuss your topic. If they are drarn to this topic by the topic name, they will just limit their discussion to the same and leave. I don't suppose you wanted to start another discussion thread on LGBT or live-in relationships.
Its not about being personally attacked. But, I repeat again, stop using the word meaningless, comparatively or otherwise. It may be meaningless for you, not for others. I am tired to see so many cookery shows, but it does not make them useless. They are very useful for others.
On one hand, you say sorry and on another, you keep on saying they are meaningless topics (may be comparatively). Why are they less important? Why not equally important if not more? We're talking about discrimination in society with a class of people, why is not that important?
It would have been a private and personal issue, had the so called leaders of society not interferred. People discriminate on the basis of sexual preference, how come it remains private and personal then? Anyway, It would be in forum's interest if you change the title and discription of the thread.
You are talking of priorities.. why not put that as the title? And emphasize that in your description?! A title like "Time now to prioritize Good Health and Living" or "Obesity: A prime issue" and then talking and initiating a debate... that would be right rather than comparing other issues to it. You are very much correct, there is less media attention given to such topics, and it must be. But a TV series, "Is Obesity more important than Indian Cricket" or along the lines would be met with both sides... your side would be heard, but the debate would not just focus on your part, but also on why you are comparing the other part..
It is good that you are trying to create awareness for the threatening issues first. Kudos... please keep that will strong.. but forcing your POV on others is not debating or discussing in a healthy manner (no pun intended)..
Everybody wants to talk about their favorite topic, or as they like to call it the most important one, but if you don't change the thread title, people are coming here under the impression that you're frustated by so much discussion about gays, and will not understand that you're actually frustated about so less of a discussion about health. The two things are different, and they should be kept different, so that a discussion could be about health and not about which one is more important, because everything is important, may be not to you but someone somewhere.
It may be your thread, but do you want people to engage or not ........ about health?
Insulting other threads and asking others to join you in discussion, I guess that's how it works, right?
Those topics (about gays and live-in) may be sensationalist, but they are still meaningless when compared to obesity.
Is this what you want to discuss? Or is it
You can't stay happy unless you are healthy. I hope we can kick-start a discussion about this crucial issue.
I just feel we as bloggers need to create awareness about these issues. Schools should have nutrition science and physical education as part of the curriculum. Don't teach me history or geography, Majority of us are never going to use that knowledge anyway. But instead teach kids something which is actually going to be useful to them.
I agree that these topics should be integral part of our curriculum. But, history, geography and any other subject is equally important.
And, I request once again, stop calling other topics less important. Please change the description of the thread
Okay, you know how many people complain about the burden on school children, right? they say that children have to study too many subjects, they are unnecessarily pressurized with an excess of study material.
When I said replace nutrition with history or geography, I was saying with them in Mind. If you feel our children are over-burdened and you cannot introduce another subject, fine, please replace history with Nutritional sciences.
I think I have made myself clear now Animesh.
Childrean are over-burdened because of the methodology adapted to teach them. They are being made robots with bookish language.
I studied in a school where everything was taught, including what you mentioned on this thread and I was never over-burdened, neither was my brother. We both are happy that we studied there.
Now, let's come to parents who talk about their kids being over-burdened. Just picture this, a kid goes to school and comes back after 5-6 hours, takes lunch and barely takes rest and runs for tennis classes, comes back and goes to dance classes, comes back and goes for tuition. Every sunday there are guitar and singing classes. It has toppings of Swimming and Cricket classes. Who is responsible? Schools or parents?
P.S. Depite of several requests, you've not changed the description of the thread where you call other topics less important. This is my last request to change it otherwise I'll have to delete this thread as it insults other members of the forum.
Please delete this thread. There's no point in continuing this discussion further.
It would have taken me less than half a minute to delete this thread and even lesser for you to realize that you're hurting other people, that this is not the right way to start a debate on a right thing. Anyway, I'll not delete this thread. If you're not ready to realize your mistake, deleting this thread will also not do any good.
Let people indulge in whatever they debate they want to on this thread; on nutrition or on importance of other topics. I pull back.
Yeah. Lets forget all this and get to the point. I got a tummy. So how do I get rid of it without reducing my blogging time and losing out on the office rat race or cutting back on time for my family?
Wake up early and start jogging, join a gym a kilometer away from your house... jog to the gym, work out there... Make sure you choose a gym that has proper physio and if you can afford a personal trainer go for a plan that allows you to use a trainer who will give you individual attention when you workout... follow the diet..! Walk a lot... helps a lot!! :P