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Monday, February 16, 2009

Recession good for health?

feb12-72,feb13-235,Feb 14-320,feb 15-72

total push ups/chins 159,855

weight 200.6 bf%22.1
I was listening to the radio the other day. In one of the segments there were two experts who felt that the global recession may actually help the health of North Americans. Part of the evidence was based on some surprising stastics like the improvements in infant mortality rates exerienced in Australia during the great depression. Both researchers pointed to a number of indicators-that seemed to make thier position seem realistic. However on the same day I heard that world-wide McDonalds had increased it sales 7.1 % over last years percentage-and they were experiencing record growth. I know a couple of McDonald operators and none of them seem at all worried by the up-coming recession. The researchers theory was that in times of recession we are more likely to do fewer things that are bad for us and more things that are good. In general that might be true. But it still seems that fewer people may be taking their families to the nice sit down resteraunts-but they may still grab the cheaper fast food . In North America- it is essentially a lot more expensive to eat a good diet.

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