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# Health & Fitness


Hello everybody, its Sue here. Guys, I almost apologized, but then I remembered that we are all scattered across the earth in different time zones. So, however long I thought I delayed our next published post to you it was actually inconsequential in the sense that you are all reading our posts at different times of your day that suit you best. It is always hoped that you are doing your reading when you are at your most relaxed after a long and hard day at work.

That brings me to the point I’d like to make about health in general. It’s philosophical, really. It is, of course, always my (or our) point of view that is being put forward in this personal space, but you will find that the more extensive your internet and book reading is, the more likely you are to find similar views being expressed. Who knows, perhaps some of you have similar views. And whether or not they are similar, differ, or wholly disagree with what we have said, you are more than welcome to share it with us here.

My thought began with a universal question. Why are poor people so unhealthy? I’m going to look beyond the obvious here. Yes, we are all in agreement and should know this well by now; poor people generally don’t have enough to eat during the day. If the poorest of the poor have any luck during their hard days, then they are only sharing one meal a day. But, do you know what, poor people, the one’s that do at least have jobs to go to every morning, can be healthy.

They can look after themselves without much input from those perceived to have knowledge of the matter. One of the things lacking in poor people’s lives is the matter of literacy. Many poor folks do have TV sets in their homes, and here it gets interesting because some of you, or is it many of you, should be able to relate to this, and after a hard day at work, they spend the rest of the night watching TV. Because of their low illiteracy levels, they bypass meaningful programmes, documentaries, talk shows and self-help guides, in favour of action movies, maniacal wrestling shows and sports.

Most of the working poor have had a basic education and can read and write. After all, many of them have to do some of this during their working day. I keep on hoping that someday, instead of glossing over trashy tabloids, they would take an interest in more serious matters such as health and fitness. And in any case, folks don’t even need access to the library and books to empower themselves with the basic knowledge required to get into shape and provide their children with healthy meals every day.

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