If you walk long enough you solve all the world's problems including obesity.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
I realized something this morning. My walking partner and I were talking about penny candy. I realized something. I am a bit younger than her and I think "penny candy" was a nickle when I was a kid. Remember how we got the candy? Mom I am with Nancy, can we have a nickle to stop by the store on the way to the park? Sometimes we had to earn the nickle. So we would do whatever chore and get our nickle. Somebody had a ball. We walked to the store bouncing the ball. Some how the ball would get away we would chase it or play catch with it or something while we went towards the neighborhood store. Then we would go there and take our time choosing just the right candy. 3 for 5 cents so sometimes each person got to pick one. We would pay and leave. Out of the store we divide the candy, usually with my friends we each got one maybe if we were really lucky two pieces. We would walk to the park and eat our candy or gum. Then we would play for a while at the park. When it was time to go home sometimes we had to run because it got late. I am sure that I spent more calories getting the candy than I ever got from the candy.
Now kids get in the car. They ride to the store. Walk with their parents and beg for a king size candy bar. Even if they get a regular size it is bigger than the penny candy. When the shopping is done they drive back home and eat it while playing/watching videos.
What a change. Could this be part of the problem?