What should America do about the interior race?

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    Overweight couch potatoes.
    Sports, video games, etc.

    Should TV and video games be taxed to help pay for health care as it seems to be a contributor to the second (maybe third?) preventable leading cause of death in the USA.
     
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    Have you noticed that neighborhoods formerly thick with the sounds of children playing have fallen silent? And that those children are something like "electronic hermits" sitting alone texting or playing hand held video games?

    And there are no longer kids pushing lawn mowers from home to home looking for extra spending money? Same goes for snow shovels, leaf rakes and push brooms.

    When these kids grow up, how will they know how to act in society?
     
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    It is a huge problem in japan
    Hikomori
     
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    Obesity Rates Jump in 28 States, Report Shows

    By Amanda Gardner
    HealthDay Reporter by Amanda Gardner
    healthday Reporter – Tue Jun 29, 7:08 pm ET
    TUESDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are continuing to get fat, with obesity rates nudging upwards in 28 states over the past year, a new report shows.


    "More than two-thirds of states now have adult obesity rates above 25 percent," Jeff Levi, executive director of the Trust for America's Health, said during a Tuesday news conference. "Back in 1991, not that long ago, not a single state had an obesity rate above 20 percent. There's been a dramatic change in a relatively short period."


    "Obesity is one of the biggest public health crises in the country," Levi added. "Rising rates of obesity over past decades is one of the major factors behind skyrocketing health care costs in the U.S., one-quarter of which are related to obesity."


    Obesity Rates Jump in 28 States, Report Shows - Yahoo! News
     

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