Big women... do you agree?

Philippines
February 3, 2009 6:06am CST
"Women who watch television for more than four hours a day are twice as likely to be obese as those watching less than an hour a day according to a recent study." What is your opinion? Good day!
9 responses
@ladybug565 (2217)
• United States
3 Feb 09
hmm...these studies about this and being obese allways make me laugh. I watch more than 2 hours of tv a day and I am active most of my day I also have allways eaten alot of McDonalds. I weigh 110 lbs. (underweight) being overweight has to do with many factors such as hereditary, metabolism, overeating, lack of exercise. it is not just one thing, and alot of times there isent alot a person can do as far as the hereditary and metabolism. I dont think 2 hours of TV is that much or that it would really affect weight.
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• Philippines
3 Feb 09
i agree with that. I can say... if people are always eating a lot or they tend to over eat all the time? that's the reason for being obese not the tv watching.
• United States
6 Feb 09
yes and if they have a slower metabolism that can also affect weight. defenatly watching tv wont make you obese. expecially only 2 hours a day. lol.
• United States
7 Feb 09
thanks for the br
@maezee (33461)
• United States
9 Feb 09
I can understand this, totally. Unless you're like some people, who do sit-ups during commercial breaks, or watch TV while they work out (at the gym or at home), I don't see how you're burning any calories in front of the TV. And plus, people are more likely to eat when watching TV than doing anything else - so this statistic is definitely understandable.
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• Philippines
10 Feb 09
Correct!! I agree with you.. thanks for your ideas.
• Philippines
9 Feb 09
Well, the reason for that is women who are in front of the television for couple of hours are not physically active. People who do not move a lot tend to gain weight because they are not burning what they eat. Another thing is that when you are in front of the television, tendency is that you will eat a bag of Chips or popcorn and not knowingly you have consumed double of the required calories per day, or sometimes even triple. Not only those who watch Television but also those people who is in front of the computer all day long.
• Philippines
10 Feb 09
hahaha!! I think you are right!!! People who are not moving around tend to become overweight.. and those who are watching TV and also those who are on their pc all the time are also eating a lot thus, they become fat and obese.
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
I think this is true especially for those people who love eating while watching TV. They enjoy a lot in watching that they enjoy the eating too. I have noticed that as you watch TV, you'll be able to encounter some food commercials that will make you hungry and crave for something to eat.
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• Philippines
10 Feb 09
hahah I think you got the idea why people loves to eat while watching TV. Thanks for sharing your views.
@silverjam (969)
• United States
3 Feb 09
Well I guess I'll agree w/ that because spending time in front of the tv means sitting the whole viewing time. And if it takes longer then letirally more time of just sitting and doing nothing so the calories are not burned.
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• Philippines
10 Feb 09
Oh!! I hope you don't have lots of calories now, due to watching a lot... of tv series everyday.. Joke!!!
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
3 Feb 09
I dont believe one word of this. I know there is such thing as a couch potato, but I dont think watching television makes woman obese or men for that matter. I do take on board that while watching televison, you are in effect not physically active. I would say that people who undertake these studies are more likely to obese than the average television viewer. If we were to belive all these so called studies, we would never do anything at all, as most studies of this nature say everthing is bad for you.
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• Philippines
3 Feb 09
hahaha!!! that bothers me too. I always heard people say.. this is bad for health.. or this is not good for you... and more.. well, for me watching tv can not make a person obese but the eating while watching is the cause. EATING is the cause of being obese or maybe it is hereditary.
• India
3 Feb 09
Hmm...it could be true!! I really can't say. Ever since, my television conked and we decided not to purchase a new one, my size has decreased. LOL!!!
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• Philippines
3 Feb 09
Oh?? so then, it's because you are not eating a lot while watching hahahah...just kidding.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
3 Feb 09
iam sorry but that is a load of crap i owned my own business very active and stood on my feet 14 hour a day working i mean moving around from one customer to the next and i had two kids to care for.i am a big bone woman my bones that hold my flesh on it is just thick so i came to a conclusion i will never be small i have to watch my weight all my life up and down.i am happy who i am and my family and friends love me just way i am.even today iam still busy having a lot to do.
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• Philippines
3 Feb 09
Oh well, I am a heavy woman too and I am not eating a lot while watching TV. But this might be true to some. There are people who become obese because they keep on eating even if they don't watch TV. Well, why in the world a person became obese when he watch tv without eating? The main idea here is EATING if a person eats a lot, then he will be prone to obesity.
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
3 Feb 09
wow!! I did not know that. I'm lucky because I am not fond of watching television and for sure I am not obese. I am slim hahahaha.. Well, the reason maybe why they are obese because they keep on eating while watching. That is the most common thing I've seen for people who watch TV. They always have something to eat and that is the cause why they are obese.
• Philippines
3 Feb 09
you are probably right!! I have seen people who keep on eating while watching TV. I don't why? hahaha maybe they are hungry or what?