Wednesday, August 20, 2008

How lazy are we?

A friend of mine and I were chatting the other day about how we as a nation have become so lazy. You would think with health food stores and gyms on every corner maybe it would rub off and help us to make better choices. Painfully we have ignored most of the signs and have fallen to our laziest, most out of shape, obese and unhealthiest levels we have ever been in as a nation.

From using remote controls, or eating our meals in the car, or microwaving everything we eat is just the tip of the iceberg. We use pre- made foods as we never cook anymore and rely on the convenience of all aspects of out lives to make it quicker, easier and faster.

Isn't it amazing that fifty or more years ago there was basically no technology and people worked twice as hard and twice as long and still seemed to have plenty of time for family, hobbies and healthy living? Today we have computers, mobile phones, car navigators, on line shopping and banking with deliveries direct to our homes. We have made every part of our lives so easy it almost takes care of itself, but everyone I talk to is running around in circles and has no time to do anything.

I think the whole country needs more sleep, more vacation time and less technology. Do not get me wrong, I would not be able to do my job without the convenience and technology available, but when is too much, too much?
I think we need to start cooking our own mealsand actually sitting at a table to eat them. What about cleaning our own houses, getting up and walking across the floor to change a television channel and walking upstairs to talk to family members in person rather than sending a text!
I really wonder how with all of this technology and information at our fingertips and while we have made living and doing business and living supposedly so easy why we continue to never have time available, and the time we have freed up for ourselves we spend laying on the couch?

I feel we all need a good vacation from ourselves, our busy nutty lifestyles to get back to basics. The basics of good food, good nutrition, and possibly doing things the old fashioned way, you know, when we actually did something on our own.

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