7/16/2007

Super-sized Americans

There is a interesting article on RD (August 2007) discussing issues with over-weight, super-sized Americans. Of all US women 18 and older, 50% say they buy plus-size clothing. In hospitals, the old scales topped off at 350 pounds, now the new digital scales can measure up to 1,000 pounds. In churches, 18 inches (width) chair used to be able to hold every worshiper, now most church insists 21 inches wide chair. Some people needs 60-inch arc umbrella, and ordering casket 28 inches wider than the standard model.

3 comments:

Sandy said...

Interesting survey that one.

Changed the template of your blog.
Cool

John said...

I like the new look. Keep the stats and surveys coming.

Bilbo said...

As an American, I find it depressing to see how many of us are overweight. Much of it is the supersized servings phenomenon, but a lot of it is just that young people don't get much exercise any more. When I was young, my parents pushed me out of the house in the summer to play baseball or generally run around; in the winter, we went skating or sledding. Nowadays, everyone sits in front of the TV or the computer. It's sad...