Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms./Miss I take the elevator one floor:
We all know, in general, Americans are FAT...and I clearly do not mean PHAT. It's quite disgusting and disturbing to me, not only as a healthcare professional, but also because I have my own issues with food. Nothing disturbs me more than seeing an overweight person sitting at a stop light shoving a Big Mac down their throat. I literally almost vomit at the site. Just sayin'.
In 2009, numbers posted by the National Center for Health Statistics revealed that more than 34 percent of Americans are OBESE while 32.7 percent are considered overweight. I'm going to go ahead and assume you know the difference between overweight, obese and morbidly obese and where those classifications come from - if not, google it. Anyway - to me it is sad and disturbing more people in American are OBESE than OVERWEIGHT...not to mention 34 + 32.7 = 66.7 ---> 2/3 of our population is FAT. Goo.
Enough with the statistics lesson. I think you get the jist of my public health message (after all I do have a MPH). THIS IS NOT OKAY! Not many things piss me off too terribly much. I might get annoyed slightly by various things, but boy do I get heated when I step on an elevator to go up five or more floors and the next person gets on to go up one floor. It boils my blood so much I can hardly discuss it! I mean seriously...SRSLY??? Walk your ass up 10 or maybe 20 steps and get that heart rate up. I don't give a pooey if it takes you ten minutes the first time you attempt it...the more you take the stairs, the easier it will get. And you just might see some results in your mid-section, too. Plus, the added benefit - you won't piss the rest of us off and the minute you get off the elevator we won't feel the need to talk about how annoying you are.
Also, don't use that dumb excuse "but it hurts my knees." You know why your knees hurt? Not because of the flippin' steps, because of the extra 50-100 pounds your body frame is carrying. So quit your bitching, take the stairs and pop a NSAID or two until you lose a few pounds and relieve some of the stress off your knees.
-Stay Sassy, xo