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It’s SUGARS fault …..
March 30, 2017

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It’s SUGARS fault …..

March 30, 2017

Sitting at my daughters flat in Manchester watching the declaration by the Government and Health watch dog that its SUGAR that's too blame for the over weight younger generations. Yes the government said let's get more tax from the masses of over weight fat "B" . My question and observation is that this problem came to the fore coss the government sold off playing fields ,then a guy back in 2002 invented a mobile phone mini computer,meaning that children,teenagers and adults into their 20's don't do an ounce of exercise. We have grandkids who all you see of them is the top of their heads coss they're eyes are on their electronic devices and try and get a sensible conversation out them is a lost cause . Yes when growing up we just got telly,but my parents had a time limit on my viewing like I had with my kids ,an hour a day get your homework done !!! Now we are so so so busy that we have electronic devices bringing up our newest generation,so we can have peace and quiet, and we all know kids that are quite there's trouble brewing. So it's sugar not the lack of getting of your arse and exercising and now a new tax for the government,what a crock of shite ,switch your telly of and do your job as a parent .

March 30, 2017

Joined: May 5, 2014
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It’s SUGARS fault …..

March 30, 2017

Agreed Bob, too many parents opt for the easy life by turning a blind eye to what their off springs are getting up to, "anything for a bit of peace" syndrome. With regards the sugar tax, it would be far cheaper & far more useful if parents learned to say "NO" to the constant requests for sweets, chocolate and sugary drinks. As for getting exercise, I'm often dismayed as I travel about to see big patches of grass with no one playing on it - as a lad, every blade of grass around our way had us playing football until it was so dark we couldn't see the ball - even then we found a lamp post to play under to display our "skills"! The current generation better wise up, because the way the emphasis today seems to be build, build, build houses that few can afford, on every spare piece of land, including gardens, there'll be nowhere to play footy much longer ! Incidentally, passed a new housing development yesterday en route through Staffordshire / Cheshire, inviting people to buy a house there, "Starting at £450,000" ! John (JKW)

March 30, 2017

Joined: May 12, 2014
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It’s SUGARS fault …..

March 30, 2017

I ride my bicycle most days, weather permitting, I have a 12 mile route that takes  me about 45-50 minutes, along country lanes, a 4 mile purpose built cycle path alongside the River Ancholme and through a couple of small villages. Along the river I see quite a lot of walkers and cyclists, especially at the weekends. Almost all of them are older people!! I rarely see any youngsters. We have an abundance of green fields and sports pitches where we live most stay unused. We have lots of woods full of deer and other wildlife all with public footpaths. Apart from the odd younger dog walkers, once again we mostly encounter older people. Sad, it's as you say, a sign of the times and it is likely to get worse as yet more technology overtakes us. I remember as a kid, packing jam sandwiches and a bottle of water in a rucksack and going exploring in the countryside for hours and hours. We made bows and arrows, spears and fishing rods, collected tadpoles, went scrumping and had a whale of a time. My mother didnt really allow us to doss around the house all day when not at school. It was do your house jobs and then get out and amuse yourself. There just doesn't seem to be the parental control or stimulation of kids to exercise and have fun anymore or perhaps I am just getting to be an even grumpier old man. Mind you tell today's kids what we did for fun when we were young and they are likely to laugh at us.  

March 31, 2017

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 1204
It’s SUGARS fault …..

March 31, 2017

March 31, 2017

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 1204
It’s SUGARS fault …..

March 31, 2017

Did it again ,no more funny icons. Now where was I ,oh sugar ,yes as a kid growing up in rationing till I was 8 sugar was gold dust ,then if you don't have it you don't crave it . But an old saying " if you don't use IT you'll lose IT " so as David says keeping busy active ,keeps the ticker going and other parts from failure. EXERCISE and a balanced diet ( not too much booze) with a bit of luck will result in a long life ,but who said living was easy ,you get what you put in .

March 31, 2017

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 1204
It’s SUGARS fault …..

March 31, 2017

Reading the Mail it seems our celebrity chefs are poisoning us with their wacky formula of meals, can I ask what happened to our old English menus of "bangers &smash" or even " fish & chips" ???? Does it always have to be designer meals,not enough to feed a mouse ,with a sauce on the side of the plate looking like a Picasso painting. Yes eat "red meat " once a week and balance your intake accordingly, when we are in Goa we try some of their veggie meals it's surprising what you can do with cottage cheese,not eating chicken curries every night ( as you can at £2 a pop) . I'm not saying that some of menus on Breakfast or other cooking programmes are not good ,yes we can try our own variations of the wholesome food of the United Kingdom to our pallet.

April 21, 2017

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 1204
It’s SUGARS fault …..

April 21, 2017

Today they want to ban soft ( sugary) drinks from the NHS hospitals,they keep blaming "sugar" when lack of "exercise " is the main problem as I see it. Stop having a easy life Mum/dad and giving your offsprings an iPad or the like ,get 'em doing physical out door sports ,and lead by example.


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