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Obesity has become a problem of poverty February 14, 2007

Posted by John M McKee in Action Plans, Business, Coaching, Personal Success, Satisfaction, Uncategorized.


Couple of items regarding body, upbringing, and success:

According to an article in this week’s Forbes.com, the World Health Organization (WHO) has concluded that the less money one has, the more likely they are to be obese. Regardless of which country one lives, (Americans are the 9th most overweight with 74% of those over 15 years considered to be too heavy. Canada, which The Simpsons refer to as American lite is true to that show – it is #35. The UK is 28,) it is more common for those with less than others to eat more junk food because it’s just cheaper. China and India have relatively low rates of overweight adults ( 29% and 16%) but the explosion of money affecting all people in those countries has them growing heavier each year – in China the number of obese people has tripled since 1992.

As an fyi – the body mass index of one considered overweight is + or = 25. For one to be considered obese, the number is 30.

For one to have a truly successful and satisfying life; they need to have a plan and then manage that plan continually.

We discuss the how-to’s in a program we offer at www.JohnMMcKee.com in detail if you are interested. A satisfying life takes into account your personal life, your career, and your money situation.

The Journal of Personality and Social Pschology reported this week the results of a study of babies which indicates that a secure little baby is less likely to grow into a big baby as a romantic partner. The study was conducted over a period of 25 years and concluded that if you are insecure at age 1, it’s a safe bet that you will be less socially competent than peers in grades 1,2 and 3. Furthermore, you will be less reliant on your best friend when you are 16, which then predicts more negative emotion in a romantic relationship at age 21 to 23.

Without having seen this report; I’d guess you could extrapolate some of its conclusions to how you are as a boss at work too. So the next time your supervisor is ticking you off, just visualize her or his babyhood – if nothing else it will probably reduce your blood pressure.

My new book, is called Career Wisdom – 101 Proven,Easy to Use, Sure Fire Tips for the Upwardly Mobile and is now available as an EBook.

You can check it out for free with a new tool we have which allows you to download a chapter to see if it’s any good for your particular needs. Please check it out before and let me know what you think about it.

A great life is a choice,




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