Indiana recently received the prestigious and grievous award of the being the eighth fattest state in the United States. (Analysis released by the Trust for American’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
How has this happened?
The wonderful staff at the Zionsville Times Sentinel only permits me so many words in this column, so I will need to focus on just one main piece to this answer.
A lack of labor.
Back in the day, citizens were required to labor daily for the basic needs of survival, and being Hoosiers, our fertile land allowed us to be the providers for quality agriculture and livestock for much of our country. We were well equipped with bodies that could respond and worked hard to serve our families and others. Our labor made us strong and our bodies thrived due to a high level of activity and attention.
See Wednesday’s Times Sentinel for the full story.