Convenience, cars, cholesterol and carbohydrates are so pervasive in American society that it really is no wonder that America is so overweight.
Urban sprawl is rampant and forces people to live such distances from their place of employment that jumping in the car is the only viable option.
However, to see just how little health is engineered or considered in all areas of American society, we need only to look at a recent safety tip we were given at work, where we were advised to “avoid using the stairs to prevent falling down them”. While we’re at it, we should probably avoid walking so that we don’t trip and we ought not to exercise in case it raises our pulse rate and elevates our risk of cardiac arrest.
Come on America, you’re better than that. Grow up and take responsibility for your own actions. Take your health into your own hands and own it. Live a little and maybe even live dangerously by taking the stairs.