Shocking! 😲 This is Why We Weigh More ⚖than People 50 Years Ago ...

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It’s no secret that obesity rates have climbed in the last 50 years.

It can be confusing why that’s so.

But if you take a deeper look, there are clues as to why people weigh more now than 50 years ago.

Here are 7 of them.

1. We Move Less

We move less now than we did 50 years ago.2

There are many more sedentary jobs now than there were in the mid-1960s.

One reason for that is the boom of technology that means many of us work at desks for the majority of our workday.

Technology has improved our world in ways too numerous to count, but this isn’t one of them.

Additionally, we also have less recreational time that’s centered around physical activity.

2. Play Time Has Become Tech Time

Very rarely do children go outside and play.

That’s not true for every child, but it is for many.

Playing now equals getting on an iPad or another technological device.

And it isn’t true for just children.

We often turn to technology for down time instead of choosing something that gives us exercise.

3. We Cook Less and Eat out More

People eat out much more now than they did 50 years ago.

There are more restaurants now and it’s just a more common part of our culture.

There are healthy options you can choose, but they’re deeply outnumbered by unhealthy ones that tempt us.2

Cooking at home takes time many of us don’t have.

We’re all working more and have less time to make the homemade dinners our moms made.

4. High Cal Snacks Are More Readily Available

High cal snacks are widely available.

There are vending machines everywhere you turn and grocery store shelves are stacked high with any snack imaginable.

Going to the grocery store is difficult if you love tasty snacks, which many of us do.

We don’t just get the basics such as bread, milk and bananas;

we find ourselves loading up on chips, cookies and ice cream, too.

Snacks like that weren’t a daily indulgence 50 years ago like they are now.

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