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    Are you diseased??

    So now that the AMA has officially removed all personal responsibility from being fat the floodgates are open for the drug companies to offer a variety of new magic pills. Fucking hell what's next?? How about lazyness as a disease?? Well in a way that's pretty much what they have done with this ruling on obesity. So now it's not YOUR FAULT your fat it's because you're diseased. Nevermind your total lack of healthy eating or the fact that you never walk more than 15 feet in a day because its not at all your fault. I'm so fucking sick of societies desire to remove all personal responsibility from life. But now I guess we all get to pay for everyone's life choice.
    Last edited by Bneterasedmynam; 6/25/2013 7:05am, .

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    So, if obesity is a disease, and my doctor proscribes exercise for me, will my insurance pay for my gym membership, or some new kettlebells?

    Could I have possibly put more commas in that question?
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      #3
      Meh, we've had "metabolic syndrome" for decades.

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        #4
        Well, buy stock in the hoveround chair.

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          #5
          Awesome...because American workers need additional reasons to file for disability.

          Our country is fucked.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Southpaw View Post

            Our country is fucked.
            Really? As dumb as it, let's not forget ALL OF THE MEDICAL expenses already lain at the feet of obesity. All the AMA did was recognize the BS they've been peddling for decades.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Diesel_tke View Post
              So, if obesity is a disease, and my doctor proscribes exercise for me, will my insurance pay for my gym membership, or some new kettlebells?
              Unfortunately, it will be insurance fraud as soon as you ask that question.
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                #8
                Part of the problem is not just big pharma, but big Agri. If you aren't well off, it is hard to eat properly. Or, if you are stupid ass, lazy hick, you mail feel that it's un amurican to eat healthy, and you should be able to deep fry everything with, taters and have a big dessert. Or, if you are a libertarian, you feel that it is everyone's right to eat crap, and your all on your own, so fuck you, but I digress. Don't get me started on how few options there are to eat healthy in the inner city. Shit, it's hard to eat healthy in the suburbs sometime.
                "Coffee is for Closers" GlenGarry Glenross

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by new2bjj View Post
                  ...you may feel that it's un amurican to eat healthy...
                  Well, isn't it?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Tranquil Suit View Post
                    Unfortunately, it will be insurance fraud as soon as you ask that question.
                    How so? Insurance companies recommend preventive care and maintenance. This actually could be a very interesting turn of events. Hell, my health insurance gives discounts, does raffles and other things for you to stay healthy.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by new2bjj View Post
                      Don't get me started on how few options there are to eat healthy in the inner city. Shit, it's hard to eat healthy in the suburbs sometime.

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                        #12
                        Supermarkets can be hard to get to, especially with persihables, on a bus, etc. Many of the bigger, cheap supermarket chains won't open stores in the hood. I guess we can't blame them totally. Besides the fact that cooking takes time and is a lost art for many. i mean, you can get tv dinners and the liquor store or AM pm, but you can't get a potato. Besides, do you know how much in season nectarines and pears are in California? $3 per pound. That's about a $1.50 a nectarine. All this is well documented, unless you are watching Penn and Teller, and all that McD's is good for you.
                        "Coffee is for Closers" GlenGarry Glenross

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                          #13
                          Wow this sounds quite fucked up. I assumed easy access to supermarkets would be a given.

                          Cooking is not hard though and does not necessary take much time. Just stick to the basics, no need to do everything yourself. So I think it is more of an culture problem.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by killface View Post
                            So I think it is more of an culture problem.
                            The situation and infrastructure follow from the culture, to the point where changing people's outlook on nutrition may no longer be enough.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Tranquil Suit View Post
                              Unfortunately, it will be insurance fraud as soon as you ask that question.
                              I doubt asking a question would be fraud. But it's funny because my insurance company used pay for my gym membership. They also used to send OTC meds to us for free every month. But as the insurance rates have changed, they cut out those benefits.
                              Combatives training log.

                              Gezere: paraphrase from Bas Rutten, Never escalate the level of violence in fight you are losing. :D

                              Drum thread

                              Pavel Tsatsouline: kettlebell workouts give you “cardio without the dishonour of aerobics”.

                              "Disliking someone is not evidence of wrongdoing or malfeasance or even bias." --Dung Beatles

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