I find myself meeting new people fairly regularly here in Kentucky and hearing a comment like the title of this blog. What's fascinating to me is that people actually categorize healthy people in a way that could never include them. As if they're stating, Oh, you're black." "Oh, you're a banker." "Oh, you're divorced." Things they may never actually be.
Anyone can lead a healthy lifestyle. I mean, I understand access is essential, education imperative. However, when these comments come from people that can actually change their behaviors, these people truly don't see themselves ever fitting into this healthy category. It's as foreign to them as changing careers or converting to a different religion. As if they have resolved to fit into the unhealthy category and are indeed content with it. How do we change this mentality?