I recently posted an entry dealing with the obesity rate among Americans. The post specifically dealt with a recent study that claims that 1-in-5 four year old children is physically obese.
Well, another study claims that the U.S. obesity problem is mostly the result of over-eating, not a lack of physical activity. I am not greatly surprised by this finding, but it does cause me to stop and ask the same question I asked before: As Christians, why are we so quick to point out all of the other sins of our culture while ignoring this one? Gluttony is called a sin in the Bible. It is a major problem in the U.S. Do we ignore the problem because so many of us have it ourselves?
What if we took the Bible’s command to care for our bodies seriously (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)? Would it change our diets and how we exercise?