Blake and I finally were able to get to the gym yesterday and one thing I have noticed in China is very few people lift weights. This is very different from the US where there are gyms on every block and people are always there lifting. This of course has to do with a contrast in how the cultures idealize body image. In the US it is still very popular to have big muscles where in China the emphasis is purely on being lean. I asked the some our Chinese friends here if they ever ate at DQ and they all said no because it has too much calories...so even very skinny people here watch what they eat and everyone appears to be on a diet. Where being overweight in the US is somewhat acceptable, definitely common, the opposite is prevalent in China.
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