Thursday, January 29, 2015

Health: Giving Walmart Too Much Credit

According to an article in Forbes this week, an economic study has proven that Walmart is a leading cause behind the obesity epidemic in the US.

While I'm not disputing the study, and not trying to divert any discrimination away from Walmart and its business practices, I do want to make sure something is abundantly clear:

Visiting or shopping at Walmart doesn't make you fat; it doesn't even give you a predisposition for becoming fat. What makes people fat is a diet that consists of fewer healthy foods and a lifestyle that consists of less exercise.

While Walmart may encourage that sort of thing (I don't know, do they?) fault really rests on the shoulder of consumers who let their appetites get out of control.

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