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I'm surprised no one has yet brought up the alarming statistic that the majority of 18-24y/o feel highly lonely here. This is terrible if this is true!

Why do I find this more concerning than people deciding to eat too much?

What can we do to connect these young people together. I'm not surprised so many school graduates want to leave off to the UK as fast as they possibly can.

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12 hours ago, CallMeCurious said:

Oh wait, we pay our taxes for that don't we? The fact that they'd rather fuck about with celtic art on the roads and neglect basic maintenance on the much vaunted Manx countryside......clearing footpaths and repairing a few wooden footbridges isn't just for the locals benefit but the much vaunted green tourists. And are very low on the carbon footprint too.........

And while they are looking at a possible unit to deal with maintaining our Public Rights of Way, they really ought to also change the totally unhelpful basic green ''Public footpath'' signs to show the actual destination of the Footpath (where there is one) e.g. Public Footpath to Laxey, Glen Helen etc. Imagine if vehicle drivers faced signs that all only said: ''Public Road''! 🤬

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5 hours ago, Aislinn said:

I'm surprised no one has yet brought up the alarming statistic that the majority of 18-24y/o feel highly lonely here. This is terrible if this is true!

Why do I find this more concerning than people deciding to eat too much?

What can we do to connect these young people together. I'm not surprised so many school graduates want to leave off to the UK as fast as they possibly can.

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Wow, didn't realise it was such a high figure.

It may be a small thing but have you ever tried to meet with friends after 6pm here? Most adults will be working during weekdays and maybe weekends depending on their job.

All the cafe's are closed and unless you want to fork out for a meal somewhere then pubs and bars are the only alternative. And if you are under 18 even that alternative isn't a legal option. In summer, you can go for a walk and talk but midwinter what is there?

When the pubs are in decline, maybe it's time one or two of them tried an alternative. Or a cafe adds a few hours.

I also feel (much like we really ought to swap the names of credit and debit cards to reflect their true nature) we ought to rename 'social' media as asocial media. I see it all the time, couples and families sat glued to a screen while they sit having a coffee. Young kids more engaged with the games than the family and friends around them.

I look at the chart above and wonder if the high numbers on the left are as much a consequence of the millenials who've grown up with this technoculture.

 

 

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52 minutes ago, Cassie2 said:

And while they are looking at a possible unit to deal with maintaining our Public Rights of Way, they really ought to also change the totally unhelpful basic green ''Public footpath'' signs to show the actual destination of the Footpath (where there is one) e.g. Public Footpath to Laxey, Glen Helen etc. Imagine if vehicle drivers faced signs that all only said: ''Public Road''! 🤬

At the glens, a few small information boards at the entrance wouldn't go amiss. You could indicate the route options and a short history of the glen for our green visitors.

And maybe, if we can create cycling tracks in the plantations, we could make a few accessible paths for those with mobility issues. Granted the terrain in a glen is not conducive to anyone who struggles with their mobility but even a few viewing/rest spots around the perimeter with level access from parking might be possible in a few places.

 

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On 11/9/2021 at 7:47 PM, Ramseyboi said:

Agree m, and I actually think there are less then 25 percent of them who are not overweight.

It is an appalling example to set when you consider the long term cost to the health service of the chubsters

Hey Superciliousboi, I happen to be very good friends with one of the gentleman in that photo (certainly not Wannanburgh), and this gentleman does an enormous amount of wonderful work for the community.  Are you suggesting that only Aryan people of the Master Race should be photographed presenting money to charities such as these?

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On 11/4/2021 at 9:14 PM, wrighty said:

Calories on food labels are worked out by literally setting fire to the food and measuring the heat output. 
 

Absorption depends a lot on gut bacteria too.  I’ve not yet finished reading the book, but the author was on R4’s The Life Scientific last week. A diverse gut microbiome is the way to go, and you get that by consuming 30 different plants per week, which is not as hard as it sounds when you realise all sorts of nuts and seeds count too (but probably not cabernet, merlot, shiraz etc, unfortunately)

Cheers Wrighty, had a good listen to that this morning (ironically, I was cooking a full Manx at the time), really interesting and informative, I recommend posters have a good listen to that:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0010pv0

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10 minutes ago, Will Halsall said:

Hey Superciliousboi, I happen to be very good friends with one of the gentleman in that photo (certainly not Wannanburgh), and this gentleman does an enormous amount of wonderful work for the community.  Are you suggesting that only Aryan people of the Master Race should be photographed presenting money to charities such as these?

No.  I am suggesting that it would be nice if people in positions where they should be expected to be setting a good example in many areas of life looked after themselves and weren’t likely to become an unnecessary drain on the health service.

I hesitate to say it but if you look at private business on the island, and there will obviously be some exceptions, an awful lot of the CEOS and other senior staff are much healthier than they would have been had you looked around a board table 20 years ago.  The same change doesn’t seem to have applied to our politicians - which is a shame.

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5 minutes ago, Ramseyboi said:

No.  I am suggesting that it would be nice if people in positions where they should be expected to be setting a good example in many areas of life looked after themselves and weren’t likely to become an unnecessary drain on the health service.

 

Superciliousboy,

When you say ‘No’ (above) in answer to:

Are you suggesting that only Aryan people of the Master Race should be photographed presenting money to charities such as these?

What you actually mean is: ‘It would be nice if mostly Aryan people of the Master Race would be photographed presenting money to charities such as these?

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1 minute ago, Ramseyboi said:

No.  I am suggesting that it would be nice if people in positions where they should be expected to be setting a good example in many areas of life looked after themselves and weren’t likely to become an unnecessary drain on the health service.

I hesitate to say it but if you look at private business on the island, and there will obviously be some exceptions, an awful lot of the CEOS and other senior staff are much healthier than they would have been had you looked around a board table 20 years ago.  The same change doesn’t seem to have applied to our politicians - which is a shame.

Politicians on the island, by the very nature of our unique situation here, tend to attract people who couldn't and wouldn't get anywhere near the levels in the corporate world that you mention.

The pay on offer, for a kick off, means most of above average intelligence wouldn't get out of bed for the remuneration package on offer, meaning you get individuals who have a similar level of enthusiasm for their physical wellbeing as they do for their career aspirations. As you mention there will be exceptions but as a generalisation looking around at the current and last crop it appears to hold some validity. 

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15 hours ago, CallMeCurious said:

Wow, didn't realise it was such a high figure.

It may be a small thing but have you ever tried to meet with friends after 6pm here? Most adults will be working during weekdays and maybe weekends depending on their job.

All the cafe's are closed and unless you want to fork out for a meal somewhere then pubs and bars are the only alternative. And if you are under 18 even that alternative isn't a legal option. In summer, you can go for a walk and talk but midwinter what is there?

When the pubs are in decline, maybe it's time one or two of them tried an alternative. Or a cafe adds a few hours.

I also feel (much like we really ought to swap the names of credit and debit cards to reflect their true nature) we ought to rename 'social' media as asocial media. I see it all the time, couples and families sat glued to a screen while they sit having a coffee. Young kids more engaged with the games than the family and friends around them.

I look at the chart above and wonder if the high numbers on the left are as much a consequence of the millenials who've grown up with this technoculture.

There are artisan dessert places in the UK doing a roaring trade, catering to those who don't drink, don't want to be in the pub, but want an opportunity to socialise with nice non-alcoholic drinks and a nice dessert.

Very popular amongst young Muslims especially.

Though, I can see why it'd be hard to sustain over here by comparison.

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5 minutes ago, AcousticallyChallenged said:

There are artisan dessert places in the UK doing a roaring trade, catering to those who don't drink, don't want to be in the pub, but want an opportunity to socialise with nice non-alcoholic drinks and a nice dessert.

Sounds genuinely terrible. A bit like going to Saudi Arabia for a dinner party.

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18 minutes ago, AcousticallyChallenged said:

There are artisan dessert places in the UK doing a roaring trade, catering to those who don't drink, don't want to be in the pub, but want an opportunity to socialise with nice non-alcoholic drinks and a nice dessert.

Very popular amongst young Muslims especially.

Though, I can see why it'd be hard to sustain over here by comparison.

And yet the pubs are in decline. Strange that.

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I am not convinced of the merits of active travel given our climate, but anyway.

I give you, the first far probing question from one of our newly elected heroes who are here to save the island by thinking strategically and really identify some pertinent issues and identifying long term benefits for us all 😂

https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/active-travel-spending-unfair-on-motorists/?fbclid=IwAR2fWbt9gmGuSd9WfuEaydGz5d8XLh3I1gaVjiDSG9CDTjy3JpS-tbYGYCs

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This years survey is now available.

Seriously, who writes these things?

I was interested enough to start a thread about last years and lost the will to live before giving up on this one!!  Who do they think is actively going to find this and then answer all those stupid questions???

https://www.gov.im/healthandlifestylesurvey

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