Friday, September 30, 2011

痴肥與飢荒 / Obesity & Famine

I enjoy all kinds of summer and winter sports, such as running in the summer and skiing in the winter.

No doubt the clean air, nutritious food and regular exercise all have contributed to my physical and mental well-being.

But transplanting to a developed country like Canada is no guarantee for improving one's health.

In fact, some of my Chinese friends who habitually over-eat and lead a sedentary life are adding inches to their girth.

They are joining an increasing number of obese Canadians who might put their health at risk.

Photo credit:
Sept 13, 2011 Ottawa Sun


啤酒花™_J said...

soon to be if i continue to binge ;(

Haricot 微豆 said...


In chemical engineering, there is a material/energy balance equation that can be expressed as:

In (what you eat) - Out (what you spend) = Accumulation (most likely fat)

Whenever I binge (which happens sometimes), I will need to exercise more to burn off the extra calories !!!

Anonymous said...

Canada running the public health system 全民保健計劃 and OHIP in Ontario the provincial government only levy a moderate health tax!


Haricot 微豆 said...


I can't complain abt Canada's health coverage and am willing to pay the health tax. In many other countries, if you are poor, you cannot afford to be sick !!!

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