Tag Archives: Obesity

Weight Does NOT Determine Worth

What is the difference between weight and worth? One changes—the other does not. Adding or dropping pounds does not make a person’s worth go up and down. Fear of fat. “Why do modern women in the most affluent countries in the world live like starving people in a primitive land? Why do they choose to be weak, apathetic and unable

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The Mirror of Life

Submitted by Charles Knighton The Advocate’s editorial of August 2, Barbadians among world’s fattest raises an intriguing possibility. Is the purported rise in sea level threatening Barbados the result of global warming, or is it just possible Barbados is sinking under its own weight? On the Editor’s Page of the same issue, Mr. Nigel Wallace’s musings on the passage of

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Notes From a Native Son: Is the Obesity Epidemic Reflective of our National Overdosing?

Introduction: As Kofi Annan once memorably said, Barbados punches above its weight. It is one of those exaggerated statements that would come back to haunt the objects of such flattery and the author of such inflated praise. According to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation, this tiny island of between 270000 and 300000 people is now one of the

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Okay Fat Boy…Time For Change

Submitted by Old Onions Bag Did I hear somewhere that come 2015…70% of Barbadians will be obese? Not good news at all considering our endless opportunities and open spaces to exercise. While net surfing I came across tasty tit bits and truffles on fat boygirl syndrome… WE ARE BEING ENCOURAGED……its a conspiracy!!! Snip> There is an alternative theory, one that

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The Obesity Threat

Please watch the video, it could save your life. The scenario is set in the United States but the parallel to Barbados is vividly familiar. As a society some will grudgingly admit we have progressed economically and socially, at what price others may rebuff. The fast food revolution has swallowed the imagination of a generation and with it generations to

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Obesity Decreases The Odds

There is the saying the health of a nation is the wealth of a nation. According to reports from the experts, non-communicable diseases (CNCDs) are on the rise globally, of more concern to Barbadians is the more significant rise occurring in developing countries. It is not our approach to this subject to be judgemental, we all have our challenges with

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