I figured out why more Americans are obese than ever before:
1. The healthy prepackaged food at the grocery stores are SUPER expensive. While the cheapest food is often the one that is absolutely horrible for you.
2. Gym memberships are incredibly expensive. I mean it's almost ridiculous. I need a gym to build up a lot of strength that I lose during the summer by just riding and not lifting to maintain. My fault, I know.
3. In 1964 50% of American kids either rode or walked to school, and the obesity rate was 12%. However, in 2004 only 3% of kids commuted, and the obesity rate is 45%. Come on, things are getting a little ridiculous. My generation is pretty lazy, just look at us. Never the less, it is really the generation that comes after me that is in deeper. Kids are getting bigger everyday, and their parents waists are not getting any smaller.
I think this is why I love my job so much. I feel that I change the world by getting more people out on bikes, and that those people will get others and so on. One person can change the world. Even though my part is small, at least I'm trying. It seems like a lot of people have just given up.