Tuesday, February 16, 2010

On obese, being religious and smoking

A recent study found that religious people smoked less.

It also found that religious people were fatter. The effect was large - religious people were 50-60% more likely to be obese.

The study lead put the findings as: ".... We don't really know if there is something about religious participation that leads to obesity, or if it's the other way around, and that heavier people might seek out religious and spiritual experiences because of things like stigmatization."

I smoke and am, uhm, slightly overweight *wink*. Is it time to be more religious or should I workout more seriously?