Today’s society cherishes youth. Young people are considered to be happier, more beautiful and healthier.
Well today , that is not always case.
An article in USA Today states that 66 percent of adults in the U.S are either overweight or obese. In a report released by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention this year, it stated that a quarter of adults 18 to 29 are obese and it has tripled in the last decade. A third are cigarette smokers and nearly two-thirds reported not having regular physical activity. And to top it off, many are not insured.
So the moral of the story is………..
Youth is not as glamorous as it looks.
Caption: A quarter of adults 18-29 are obese, one-third are smokers and nearly two-thirds do not exercise (Carmen Troesser/The Journal News).
Yes we have all done it at least once……or maybe twice…….OK maybe three times.
Yes I am speaking of that horrible offense…… talking on a cell phone while driving.
On Thursday at 12:01 a.m. the New York City Police Department will start to severely punish those who “drive and dial” according to a New York Times article.
Officers will be on patrol across the city and will pay extra attention to the issue for 24 hours. Those caught will have to pay a fine of $120.
So people don’t talk on your cell phone while driving because you can get hurt or even die. And it should not be hard: I don’t know about you all, but I am not giving anyone $120 during this times!
Caption: Woman uses speaker phone to comply with state cell phone use law( Vincent DiSalvo/The Journal News).