Now for the first time in human history more people are fat than starving?
Maybe that is good for us car free people since we will be more likely to live to
spend our pensions. It will be a different world when more people are dying from obesity than from starvation. I watch the fat people that I work with suffer every time they climb stairs, they have their back aches and sore ankles. It seems like a slow painful death. Maybe the health aspect of car free is more important than the money or evironmental sides. We just don't notice how our lives are being extended and health improved. I know it is possible to be overweight and car free but the extra walking and biking seems to do good.
"He said the "burden of obesity", with its related illnesses, was also shifting from the rich to the poor, not only in urban but in rural areas around the world. "
"He said food prices could be used to manipulate people's diets and tilt them towards healthier options."
"China typified the changes, with a major shift in diet from cereals to animal products and vegetable oils accompanied by a decline in physical work, more motorised transport and more television viewing, he added. "
"But he said other factors, such as exercise, also played an important role."
"Japanese cities are based on efficient public transport and walking. The average American commutes to work, drives to the supermarket and does as little walking as possible."