Posted: 17/12/2012 at 11:19
While the abundance of food and the quality of what is available is clearly a major factor in al this, there are several other factors which have combined to create a nation of fatties. In the 70s car use was very low compared to now and far more people walked or cycled around or used public transport (which involves a dgree of walking). Kids walked or cycled to school - they don't often now, even when the school is only 5 minutes walk away. We have out of town supermarkets which you have to drive to. We also now have 50+ channels on TV which are available 24 hours a day, the internet and endless other reasons to sit on our arses rather than go out for a walk, run or play some sport. And finally, being a lardarse is now much more acceptable.