i. The first (for America) is over-accessibility to food.
The human race began as nomads hunting and gathering what they could; we now need only speak to a microphone in a drive thru or head to the local supermarket to have more food within our grasp than early humans could have ever imagined possible.
ii. The second is the quality and nutritional value of the foods we eat most.
One drawback of capitalism is businesses preying on the taste buds of people to make a profit. From crops of the earth we've synthesized delicious foods that are often detrimental to our health; for instance, one carton of milk in our elementary school's cafeterias has more crack, whoops I mean sugar, than we should be consuming throughout an entire day.
Therefore, get the most out of every "meal" by enjoying it with other people. Until that time, snack on whole, all-natural, fruits, nuts, and vegetables. My personal favorites are apples and unadulterated almonds.2. Hike.I am aware that some people love gyms; I on the other hand hate them. In fact the last time I worked out at a gym I landed myself in the hospital for 5 days because I got severely ill from the unsanitary conditions there.
Why should I pay monthly to be inside of a building and watch TV screens when the world has plenty of free opportunities to be outside in the sun, actually meet people without earphones, and get the exercise I need to be healthy?
Not into or able to hike? That is fine; make it your own. Here are other examples: swimming or surfing at the beach, pickup games at the park, intramural teams, running, biking, skateboarding, yoga, etc.
I prefer hiking because, well...
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