Something interesting caught my eye the other day when I was scanning through the news feeds.

“Obesity is contagious – and you catch it from your neighbours”

Interesting headline.

Put another one down for clickbait cause it got my interest.

At first I scoffed and muttered “what a crock of sh!t” to myself.

But you know what?

I think there may be something in that line.

The article went on to mention that basically, if your neighbours and everyone in your suburb is overweight, then you’re not going to be as conscious of your situation

– cause of the old “at least I’m not as big as them” chestnut.

Apparently it’s called social contagion.

“Social contagion in obesity means that if more people around you are obese, then that may increase your own chances of becoming obese,” so says one of the researchers in the study.

Of course the opposite rings true too.

If you live in an area where people are healthy and exercise you’re less likely to be overweight.

Is it just me, or do you find that interesting?

When you think about it, it makes sense right?

Of course there’s also a social demographics thing to it too.

Cause after all, how many Maccas have you seen in Point Piper compared to an area with a lot of housing commission.

But I like the point they make.

And as per everything, if it makes someone more conscious about their choices and behaviour, then  it can only be a positive thing don’t you think?

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