It’s a given that everyone wants to lead a happy and healthy life. Ask anyone one the street, and it’s probably that nearly every single person will echo that sentiment. At the same time though, in most areas the majority of those people are living very unhealthy lifestyles. In particular, a shockingly large percentage of people in Western cultures are overweight. The current statistics suggest that 69% of the population is overweight. And about 35% of the population would be classified as obese. It’s a worrisome situation in a lot of different ways. And it brings up an important question. If everyone wants to be healthy, why are so many people overweight?
The biggest clue can be found by looking at different regions. In general, one can find pockets of fit people within the overall population. These fit people also tend to have fit children. This has led many people to assume it’s all about genetics. In reality though, what it shows is that to get in shape one needs to actually talk to people about it. And, sadly, that’s not something our culture has really excelled at. People tend to close themselves off. People want to portray themselves as invincible, and this has led our culture to be extremely vulnerable to some things. In particular, to the negative physical effects of social isolation. It’s ensured that we don’t really talk to each other very much about our lifestyles. And when we do, there’s often a aura of judgement surrounding it. It can seem like any discussion of healthy changes to one’s life feel more like accusations against other people. It’s a difficult situation to really get around. And it’s the main reason why so many people are overweight. Fit kids talk to their fit parents about these issues and it’s passed on from generation to generation. But who can someone not raised that way talk to about it?
The answer can be found within a local counseling center. People often assume that counseling centers are only focused on extreme mental health issues. And it is true that they can help with those problems. But in reality, a counseling center is simply there to provide people with a social outlet. Narconon Fresh Start is a place where people can be comfortable to actually talk to qualified people about the issues within their lives. And one of the most common topics is how to get in shape.