World Cup

Obesity in UK

Hello from England! I’m posting again in less than two weeks, someone give me a medal.

Obesity in England is pretty well known. I don’t know if it’s stressed enough, however, how fat we’re getting.

Let me say it now.

We’re really large.

What with the World Cup running now, I hope it’s inspiring a lot of people to get out and do sports. I know I am – lost quite a bit of weight this week. Gained it all after having a magnum, but my fitness has increased a lot. Maybe it’s the fact I’m in high school – there are lots of sports going on, so I enjoy participating in them.

NHS calls obesity a “epidemic”. I disagree – it isn’t an epidemic. It’s been a gradual climb up, just no one really realised it. It irritates me that politicians are wanting a “sugar tax”. Pardon my language, but that’s a load of tosh!

We’ve survived these past thousand years without any laws, and now suddenly the human race has to be dependent to stay fit? Why is eating healthily such a chore for us? Why is going outside such a hassle?

It shouldn’t be: it should be a way of life. Soak in the sunshine, run around a bit, talk to friends. Do anything other than holing yourself up in your room. I used to do that – be a little hobbit in my room. My attitude towards things changed so much, my laziness increased, my weight went up, fitness went down, socialising was nil. Finally woke myself up from it thanks to a bit of help, and now I can enjoy life. I’m probably making myself out to be an overweight ass, but I’m really not 😉

I just get disgusted when I see “Weight Watchers” “Guilt Free” and all that other bull. YOU DO NOT NEED THAT! Just eat normally with normal portions and go out and have fun.

I’d much rather be a health freak than a slob, quite frankly. At least then I’ll be comfortable with my body and unafraid to show skin.

It sickens me. UK is the same as America and India, but people make out to be just behind them. We’re not, we’re easily side by side with these countries.

I sincerely hope the World Cup inspires a lot more people to go out now it’s happening.

– Tanvi x

Hidden Río

 

 

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It’s the World Cup, & I thought it would be appropriate to make a World Cup themed post. The poverty of Brazil is widely known, but people don’t really recognise how serious it is. I had a real wake up call, simply going on to Google Maps Street View & looking for myself. Others would say, “Hello, you’ve not really gone to Río and seen this, so how do we truly know?” and to that question, I reply with these photographs. I don’t think much else needs to be said. The ramshackle houses, narrow streets & huts clustered together leave little to the imagination.

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Some graffiti.

Do I have the audacity to say “This is the real Río not shown on TV?”

No. I do not. But this is one side not publicised very much. If these two photos are not evidence enough, I will post more on.

– Tanvi