Posted by: 4pack | February 16, 2009

“The Seven Deadly Sins Of Obesity”: Book On Obesity Points Finger Away From Individuals In The Obesity Equivalent Of “The Devil Made Me Do It”

THE MODERN WORLD IS MAKING US FAT…THAT’S THE MESSAGE HERE…ALWAYS BLAME SOMEONE OR SOMETHING ELSE…AND THE “OBESITY APOLOGISTS” WILL ALWAYS BE POINTING A FINGER…A FINGER AWAY FROM THE INDIVIDUAL…OGGIES  WHO FOLLOW “FOUR PACKS” WON’T BE HEARING ANY APOLOGIES…JUST REASONS TO BE IN IDEAL SHAPE….

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They are an obsession with consumption; an all-pervasive sense of time pressure; parenting pressures; technological obsessions; reliance on motor vehicles; the marketing of unhealthy products; and competing sources of advice.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Seven-Deadly-Sins-Obesity-Modern/dp/0868409553

 

The Seven Deadly Sins of Obesity argues that the skyrocketing increase in obesity levels is not caused by individuals’ moral weakness, but is due to modern society’s lack of the virtues necessary for people to adopt and maintain healthy behaviors. In a fresh and highly original approach, the book identifies a set of seven social and environmental “sins” that characterize our contemporary world. They are an obsession with consumption; an all-pervasive sense of time pressure; parenting pressures; technological obsessions; reliance on motor vehicles; the marketing of unhealthy products; and competing sources of advice.

After discussing each of these key environmental determinants, the book explains the unequal distribution of obesity by social, cultural, and economic indicators, and concludes with an exploration of what actions are needed to “save” the environment from its sinful dynamism.Australian National University, Canberra. Dorothy H. Broom, also at ANU, has a distinguished academic record of more than 30 years, studying the sociology of gender and health and illness.

About the Author
Jane Dixon is a fellow at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at the

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