bababa wrote:It's because many religious people are religious because there is something wrong
bababa wrote:It's because many religious people are religious because there is something wrong - they were abused as children, or they are unhappy and unfulfilled, or they have a very stressful life, or are suffering from some mental disorder. So they are searching for some way to make them feel better. Some seek out the solace that organized religion can provide.
Now the same troubled life or troubled personality can lead people to seek solace in food. Many people eat to calm down - it's a form of self-medication. Done for too long a time, this will tend to make them obese. So there's the correlation between being religious and being obese: troubled people seeking relief.
Mother Theresa wrote:and, if the results are accurate, what's the reason?
Feinstein says while obesity appears to be an issue for religious people, previous studies have shown that the faithful tend to live longer, be less likely to smoke, and to have better mental health status.
“The message is really an optimistic one,” he says. “Churches already have infrastructures in place, groups of people gathering regularly and providing social support. That’s hugely beneficial in implementing health intervention or implementing programs geared toward diet and physical activity."
divea wrote:No one is taking this seriously okay?? Fortigurn hasn't posted here yet so chill.
Fortigurn wrote:...the faithful tend to live longer, be less likely to smoke, and to have better mental health status[/b]
TheGingerMan wrote:divea wrote:adikarmika wrote:Mother Theresa wrote:So, do you believe the results of this study may be correct or not?study, conducted by researchers at Northwestern University, found that young adults who frequently attended religious activities were far more likely to become obese than those who didn’t.
“Our main finding was that people with a high frequency of religious participation in young adulthood were 50 percent more likely to become obese by middle age than those with no religious participation in young adulthood,” . . .
It is wrong to equate religious people with people who frequently participate in religious activities. In fact, such people may well constitute a minority of religious people. Most of India is religious, but it tends to take the form of simple personal rituals rather than frequent attendance of organised activities.
I guess the study was mainly about going to church on Sunday or not. Americans tend to lead sedentary lifestyles. So, if the only chance you have to do something physical is on the weekends, and instead of going for a Sunday bike ride, you go to church, then of course you're more likely to be overweight.
No one is taking this seriously okay?? Fortigurn hasn't posted here yet so chill. The study is a bunch of crap, I dare say.
If that's the standard, then let's just give up the ghost right on in.
I dare some folk need to read more themselves than be swept usunder by the jowls of others.~~~
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