- Fat person = Lazy person?
reason i asked, today i went for a pre op at a heart clinic in sheffield.Posted 3 years ago
i saw a young Dr,a junior to the surgeon who is doing my op. he asked me a load of questions, do i drink, do i smoke, how much, if any, excercise did i do.
when i told him i was a cyclist and rode a couple of hundred mile a week, he looked over his glasses and asked me if i was serious.
i told him in quite a angry manner, that of course i was serious, and why would i not be.
he told me, he has asked if i was being serious because i did not look like a cyclist.
i then asked him if he thought all people carrying a bit of weight or who were big were all lazy people who did no excercise.
he then started to apologise and backtrack when he saw i was angry and very serious.SoloMember
do YOU think a fat person is a lazy person? in general
Depends how you’re defining “lazy”. Are you referring to physical sloth, or people who just cba to look into why they may be accumulating excessive body fat ?
My reading indicates that sedentary behaviour is the result of obesity, not the cause, in those who are otherwise free from any other underlying condition.
As for Botox, instead, surgically remove offending pie arm. Probably cheaper to do this than fit gastric band…Posted 3 years agoolly2097Member
last week I cycled 140 miles including the snowdon sportive of 76 miles.
Also went swimming.
Went for a walk with the wife.
BMI of 30 (tipping into obese!)
genetically my family are larger framed though I have a belly because I love food and drink.
I also work full time and do loads around the house and garden.
I get called fat by friends and work mates but I have a resting heart rate of 55 bpm, a bp of 110 systolic and don’t get out of puff doing things like they do.Posted 3 years agoSuperficialMember
Maybe fat people have been lazy at one point? I know you’re doing a lot of miles these days ton, but that’s in order to lose the weight that you’ve put on, right? Obviously that’s commendable but it doesn’t tell the whole story, does it?
But yeah, my predjudice is that a lot of people are overweight because they don’t exercise enough. The odd exception doesn’t disprove the theory.Posted 3 years agofalkirk-markMember
I would say in general yes that most people probably think that fat people in general are lazy people, however being overweight myself ( 100 kgs @ 5’9″) I know this not to be true . I would say it is true for 90% of overweight people hence the generalisation. (Lazy person being someone who does no exercise)Posted 3 years agoolly2097Member
@superficial But maybe fatties exercise then eat shitloads afterwords like me?
Do a 50 mile ride, come home, binge! lack of self control in some areas I guess.
What about skinny to average weighted people who do no exercise whatsoever? my wife for example is a size 8/10. Also spends most of her time sat playing candy crush saga and eating crap. Never puts on a pound.Posted 3 years agobrooessMember
I suspect it’s very hard to not be overweight when so much of the food on offer is stuffed full of sugar and fat, and so many jobs require us to sit down all day. There’s very little in the framework of day to day life these days which makes it easy to be healthy. It’s a massive effort to stay healthy IMO.
That said, if you look at the choices a lot of people are making about what they eat, how much physical movement they build into their daily routine, and how little exercise they do, you do have to wonder if we’ve somehow lost some intelligence at some point in the 20th century!
However, it’s not helpful to make massive generalisations about how people become fat. I suspect a lot of times it’s just lack of time/education to make the decisions needed to live healthily. Sometimes it’s probably lack of self-respect, sometimes it’s probably laziness but overall I suspect it’s really far more complex than laziness.
In this instance it strikes me the doctor was too young to realise that being judgemental isn’t very helpful in solving people’s problems… maybe the fault is mainly in his training which didn’t teach him not to judge… or maybe he was just an insensitive twit!Posted 3 years ago
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