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July 23, 2007

Size Matters

By Worker Bee
12 Comments

The truth hurts.

Manufacturers are making larger car seats to accommodate heavy children.

Restaurants have expanded seating sizes (and so have amusement parks).

Even medical equipment has required super-sizing.

In fact, expanding the sizes of chair, belts, booths, and other common widgets is one of the hottest areas of product development in business right now.

At the current rate, we will achieve 100% child obesity in America by 2044 and 100% total population obesity by 2058.

What does obesity look like in dollars, numbers and lives? Learn why obesity is such a “big” deal.

[tags] sizing, seating, obesity, epidemic [/tags]

TAGS:  humor, prevention

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groovalicious
groovalicious
9 years 2 months ago

And I have noticed that they generally make everything bigger and bigger now, not just supersizing…kinda makes tiny me feel like I am shrinking a little more every day!

Robert
Robert
9 years 2 months ago

Though, I suppose if this trend continues plane flights will be much more comfortable. 😉

Mark
9 years 2 months ago

Average plane seat is between 17″ and 18″ (but what kills me is the lack of leg room).

Oxybeles
Oxybeles
9 years 2 months ago

Robert stated, “Though, I suppose if this trend continues plane flights will be much more comfortable. ;)”

True, unless you are unlucky enough to have the Middle Seat! Yikes…Not the kind of sandwich I dream of.

Neal Winkler
Neal Winkler
9 years 2 months ago

Ummmm… so according to that article only 5% of medical costs are obesity related?

Aaron
9 years 2 months ago

The trick on leg room in plane flights is to nab one of the exit row seats. There’s always more legroom, and if the plane crashes, you’re the first one out!

Joe Stankowski
9 years 2 months ago

Is it just me, or is anyone else starting to feel like a Lilliputian in the land of Gullivers?

Mark
9 years 2 months ago

Joe, I hear you. Nice blog by the way.

Sara
9 years 2 months ago

I will look into that 5%. I know obesity is technically our leading cause of death (mainly because it is linked to every other major cause of death). Hmm…

Nancy
Nancy
9 years 2 months ago
Larger car seats are not always a bad thing. I am a Child Passenger Safety Technician and I prefer to keep my (thin) kids in a full 5 point harness past the usual 40 pound limit. The range of higher weight harness seats now allow me to keep my kids harnessed to as much as 80 pounds if I so desire. Most parents are eager to move their kids out of car seats as soon as possible, but for those of us “in the know” we can keep using car seats far longer than in the past assuming our kids… Read more »
Mark
9 years 2 months ago

Nancy, great information. Thanks for pitching in and adding your perspective.

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