One main reason America has an obesity epidemic is the sofa on wheels, better knows as the car. Now I’m not completely bashing the car, I have one myself, two actually, and a motorcyle. What I am pointing out about the car is that the USA invented the mass-produced car and built it’s entire modern infrastructure around the car, including suburban sprawl. As a result, we don’t walk much, we don’t bike much, and we don’t even meet many of our neighbors. It’s strange when you walk around most cities- you feel the aggression of cars, and often you’re the only one walking! The sofa on wheels is an impersonal, obesity-inducing machine, if never questioned. I don’t want to ban cars, but I do want you to be healthy.
Do cars give us “freedom”?
So from now on think about this. Yes it is a “freeing” feeling to have the ability to drive, but when does it the “freedom” to drive, become the necessity? The freedom to drive has become the requirement. And the problem with sitting on the sofa all day, at work, in the car and at home, is that it’s not good for us. The proof is that we have the most cars and the most obesity in the world. What to do?
- Live Closer to Where you Work
From now on, your car is a Sofa on wheels!
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