Why is Everyone So Fat, Broke and Busy? Jeff Gaines at TEDxAlbany 2010


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  • calsitup
    calsitup 6 дней назад

    That is it a lifestyle issue

  • Nelson Di Salvatore
    Nelson Di Salvatore 10 дней назад

    2:00 boy that joke fell flat to the ground.

  • Arthur
    Arthur 24 дня назад

    misleading title. the whole thing could have been summarized into "change how you feel about something in order to change your behavior".

  • 23sweetwater
    23sweetwater Месяц назад +1

    Love, love, loved this talk! Pretty much explained life right here. The audience was dead silent and captivated everyone wanted to understand. Loved the sobe challenge too, I'm a big believer in manifestation and beliefs like "the secret." He had a great way of talking too, no mumbling or unnecessary words, straight and to the point. I wish high schools would show this kind of stuff to kids so they can understand how to be successful adults.

  • Mrfallouthero
    Mrfallouthero Месяц назад

    Who enjoys work though? Who enjoys working under someone?

    FISHTHEFOX1 Месяц назад

    We are becoming the society depicted in Pixar’s WALL-E.

  • topperdoggle
    topperdoggle Месяц назад

    Shame he didn't quite The Power of Habit, given that so many of these ideas come from there.

  • Mary Sisak
    Mary Sisak Месяц назад

    Just came across your presentation. Excellent. I was sorry when it ended. I will need to look for more of your presentations.

  • henmich
    henmich Месяц назад

    I remember when Michel Jordan's body weight to height ratio made him obese... you can't always go by the book. The book is only as good as the person that wrote it,

  • heavy meddle
    heavy meddle Месяц назад

    I'm thin, bored and broke. Maybe I'm thin cause I'm broke. And probably bored cause I'm broke. And broke because I'm bored... The cycle of my life

  • Gail Lewis
    Gail Lewis Месяц назад

    Cortisol, fructose, and stagnant wages.

  • Apollyon 1975
    Apollyon 1975 Месяц назад

    People are turning into the people living in space in the film Wall E

  • SatsumaTengu14
    SatsumaTengu14 Месяц назад

    OK, so it has absolutely nothing to do with free trade, right to work and death of Unions. Death of small farms and being so far removed from nature most young people think beef comes from some kind of beef tree.. Being brainlessly urbanized and having our communities destroyed, nothing to do with being over worked and underpaid or corperate farming and steroids in our meat...I could go on.

  • Sanjeeva Murthy
    Sanjeeva Murthy Месяц назад

    All the present day problems of physical and psychological ill health is because of our so called misconception on 'development'. If you go after more wealth, you are never satisfied in your life time. You want to be one up than another fellow. There is will always be a person who has amassed better than you! You want to earn more and more with less and less effort. Result is not surprising.

  • Helena Monique Clarke
    Helena Monique Clarke Месяц назад

    Seriously...cause I say this stuff and people want my head in a spike in The US.

  • Marky 4x4
    Marky 4x4 Месяц назад

    watching this for 18 mins only to learn that people who think are better off? wow. thats science at its best

  • Arek Krolak
    Arek Krolak 2 месяца назад

    Its not everybody, only the Americans ;)

  • Red Poppy
    Red Poppy 2 месяца назад

    sitting inactive jobs full time but need a few jobs in one day
    high taxes
    numerous legitimate expenses

  • ECSRice
    ECSRice 2 месяца назад

    Those numbers given at the beginning suggest the system is not working. Anything that has only a 35% success rate(and that
    number is truly more like 10%) is failing. The problem of all of the things mentioned is not individual behavior but a system that 100% supports the oligarchy against the majority of Society, that system is Capitalism. Sorry folks it is not change your individual behavior, it is challenge and change the entire system in which we live. Everything else is just silly little tweaks promoted by well meaning but vastly ineffective life coaches. These people are taking on a massive, coordinated, and purposeful system that has a monopoly on real violence and that at the behest of the wealthy employs that violence verse everyone else on a global scale to keep the masses in a precarious state. We do not need to reprogram our brains we need to reclaim our dignity, no longer listen to phony elites, collectively organize and openly oppose a system designed to benefit the few at the expense of the many.

  • chilix vibe
    chilix vibe 2 месяца назад

    The solution is, be delusional 👌

  • Leo Stack
    Leo Stack 2 месяца назад

    Selling a product

  • Cerzex Gremory
    Cerzex Gremory 2 месяца назад

    Lack of emotional regulation is a weakness of character, not an immutable fact.

  • jack david
    jack david 2 месяца назад

    I don’t think we can fully grasp how important this ted talk is wow. This is amazing for me. I don’t think we all process in the exact same way but this definitely speaks to me perception.

  • Cas Perry
    Cas Perry 2 месяца назад

    Don't go to the gym. Do something simple that is challenging enough to make you feel uncomfortable, like just going out for a jog or working out at home and join the gym when you feel ready for it. People are overloading their emoter by making too drastic of a change and can't handle it making the process unenjoyable so they quit. Just like it's foolish to overtrain, it's foolish to subject yourself to big psychological stresses and expect yourself to last. Minor changes to your lifestyle every day compound over time but they need to be small and frequent so that you can recover and adapt.

  • FlatWorldJomhuriRegime88
    FlatWorldJomhuriRegime88 2 месяца назад

    My father had a stroke, the doctor told him "you need to eat more sugar and bread". Obviously, some of this is our medical establishment's fault

  • Tomás Marques
    Tomás Marques 2 месяца назад

    Great talk, a bit confusing, but gets the point across

  • AldousHuxleysCat
    AldousHuxleysCat 2 месяца назад

    It seems to me the talk ended far to soon as he gave a solution yet no way to work toward it

  • Lj LaValle
    Lj LaValle 2 месяца назад

    I enjoyed the analogy, and what he felt needs to be done, but stopped there, and didn't proceed on "how" to harmonize the "thinker" and "emoter", which is the hard part.
    More precisely, I feel the hardest part of the equation is the "emoter", or , "emotion".
    It's all about our mood really.
    I myself, will get back into daily meditation, which is something I let drop to the wayside in the last year or so. Going to have a talk with my emotions tonight 😊

  • Mr Gilmore
    Mr Gilmore 2 месяца назад

    Because democraps tax all our labor away

    • D Money
      D Money 2 месяца назад

      Wow what a deep thinker you are. Pure genius

  • Mike Rekteen
    Mike Rekteen 2 месяца назад

    Only in the US, dude. Time to travel and get a real life.

  • David Gochenour
    David Gochenour 2 месяца назад

    I think that's just who u hang with, homie

  • Frank Harrod
    Frank Harrod 2 месяца назад

    Answer: cheap junk food

  • Rethink Science
    Rethink Science 2 месяца назад

    Stop having breakfast and let autophagy rebuild your body and brain - no food for 18 hours a day only water

  • Chaplain Stephen Strickland
    Chaplain Stephen Strickland 2 месяца назад

    Thumbs up for title... I now move on to listen ...

  • DMark1
    DMark1 2 месяца назад

    Hmmm...this just seemed like overly simplistic pop-psych to me.

  • SoloSailor sv
    SoloSailor sv 2 месяца назад

    16 minutes of preamble, then closes without any method of change... lame. And do NOT snicker at your own jokes, like some inane laugh-track, please.

  • airmark02
    airmark02 2 месяца назад

    TED Tawks. ~ ugh...

  • samljer
    samljer 4 месяца назад +12

    480p... we meet again...

  • Jocelyn Waters
    Jocelyn Waters 4 месяца назад

    That study wasn’t enough to prove anything. It would take multiple studies to prove anything.

  • Christina Fazio
    Christina Fazio 4 месяца назад

    Amazing speech

    ADEOLA ADEYEMI 5 месяцев назад +1

    He sounds like bill Clinton when he laughs

  • 天使雲端單行道
    天使雲端單行道 5 месяцев назад +1

    What an unsatisfying talk. There was nothing on HOW we can get the two keys to turn at the same time. Useless!

  • 天使雲端單行道
    天使雲端單行道 5 месяцев назад

    "To heck with you"? FRIGGIN' RUDE!

  • Lissa K
    Lissa K 5 месяцев назад +3

    Good speaker but wow, his arrogance. Yikes

  • Steve Walther
    Steve Walther 5 месяцев назад +1

    Nobody's home.
    Everyone is at work.
    Or in their car.

  • Wisepersonsay
    Wisepersonsay 6 месяцев назад +9

    Insecurity, wrong mental programming, and believing in ''American Dream'' - a disillusion make the Americans frustrated, confused and despaired. That is why they eat sweets and oily food to comfort themselves. Fundamentally, the Americans are very easily manipulatable people. They are trained to think what the wrong and distorted mainstream media say. Sitcoms and mellow dramas are great causers. Get off the social media. Train yourself to think for yourself. Start analyzing!

    • FGF 001
      FGF 001 18 дней назад +1

      What about the other obese people, worldwide - poor, wealthy, educated, non educated, varying social status's? Obesity is not just an American issue. Obesity is not discriminatory.

    • Tim DeMarais
      Tim DeMarais Месяц назад

      Wisepersonsay you are right. Unfortunately most people will not, and cannot, avoid the media and the advertising forced on them by it. A few months after avoiding media it is surprising how easy it becomes to ignore it. Before media and advertising people learned to think for themselves, now we struggle to get them to think.

  • Shelley Schoenfeld
    Shelley Schoenfeld 6 месяцев назад

    Jeff Gaines, Intelligent Simplicity of Explaining The Basics of The Human Brain, how we can change the way we think about what we do everyday, thus changing our habits for the better, to live better and more productive lives. Excellent!! TEDxAlbany 2010
    Thank You, Shelley Anne

  • Lynn Rozakis
    Lynn Rozakis 6 месяцев назад

    Jeff Gaines did a great presentation on what holds us back and he was really funny too.

  • Step It Up Morons
    Step It Up Morons 6 месяцев назад

    thank you ,,

  • Pierre Klee
    Pierre Klee 6 месяцев назад

    Americans are lazy. Very lazy. Americans also rationalize. (Rational lies).

  • Sherry Snapp
    Sherry Snapp 6 месяцев назад

    Good talk. Apply the logic politically where he talks about how the brain ignores contradictory info and how the brain shapes interpretation. How does that apply to trumpers.

  • Briana Molina
    Briana Molina 7 месяцев назад

    Jesus already told us this though lol He said you are what you think in your heart. He also said to think about only good things. 😉👀

  • Andrew Lokkebo
    Andrew Lokkebo 7 месяцев назад

    That’s scary and sad that we have that many people out of shape.

  • carla jones
    carla jones 7 месяцев назад

    I want to know how to get them to turn they key at the same time. Are there books or other lectures?

  • Rich Campus
    Rich Campus 7 месяцев назад

    The Individual can be The In-Divide-Dual until it sets itself straight.

  • H Max
    H Max 7 месяцев назад

    This talk is like the joke of the business owner that goes to a business analyst and asks how can he make his business more profitable and the B.A. says, just make more at less cost.

  • Aaron Samuel
    Aaron Samuel 7 месяцев назад

    Excellent Ted talk!

  • DaToNyOyO
    DaToNyOyO 7 месяцев назад +10

    You don't have to enjoy exercise. You just have to enjoy being in better shape, looking better and feeling better than 65% of everyone else.
    I work on the 6th floor. People laugh at me because I always take the stairs. Then some of them PAY MONEY to go to the gym after work (which they actually don't enjoy).
    I don't enjoy taking the stairs but I need to get from the car to the desk and taking the lift, frankly, is no quicker than taking the stairs and it means I save money on going to the gym.
    They pay to suffer while I suffer for free. They skip the gym because it's extra effort just to get there, I never skip the stairs because it's easy and if you just walk past the lifts you'll find it's gets easier to do that every day.
    And the more people point it out and say "just take the lift", as they wait for it to arrive, the more funny it is to just take the stairs and beat them to the office.
    Pretty soon it's so much of a habit that taking the lift doesn't even cross your mind...

  • Robert Ostman
    Robert Ostman 7 месяцев назад

    this talk seems to ommit the problems at home, and other bunch of strugles and health conditions plus economical barriers... it does seem to be bulling... or a strong lack of understanding of the complexity and external factors that can occur. the thinker that he mentions, only will do, to a sertain extent,... if the problems at home arent created by you, but by a 3rd person, then it really trashes your odds of getting to improve...

  • Elmaestrodemusica
    Elmaestrodemusica 7 месяцев назад

    My opinion too - especially busy (in a hurry) ....

  • John Shrader
    John Shrader 7 месяцев назад

    Good talk. There is a robot ,an emoter, and a thinker part of us. Then there is the true self that rules them all.

  • John Shrader
    John Shrader 7 месяцев назад

    Jeff has a wild cartoon hilarious inner voice that slips out. He's a wild and crazy guy inside.

  • Diademglo
    Diademglo 7 месяцев назад

    Corporations lie, people with a good heart believe and buy GMO body can’t metabolize. Busy buying useless things from ads. Turn off TV and PC.

  • Gatorman
    Gatorman 7 месяцев назад +2

    Be discipline, be positive! Change your sad life to a happy one! Some people do this but most don't. Your choice!

  • Over 50 Mommy Life
    Over 50 Mommy Life 7 месяцев назад

    “Nothing means anything until we decide what it means.” Seriously? Many, many things mean something before we decide what they mean. Most don’t even care what we decide!

  • Polly RG
    Polly RG 7 месяцев назад

    Good to see Plato's 'Republic' is still getting a work-out.

  • Crone Woman Walking
    Crone Woman Walking 7 месяцев назад

    Convenience and social media taming away our animalistic drive for success, reproduction with all their soy patties, facebook fakery, etc.

    • Starbee
      Starbee 2 месяца назад

      Crone Woman Walking soy patties 😂

  • shawn regan
    shawn regan 7 месяцев назад

    Good speaker, lame crowd

  • Falcon Trek
    Falcon Trek 8 месяцев назад +4

    I'm happy to report I've lost my debt, my job I hated, and 53 LBS. Add about 400lbs more if you count my EX wife, another thing I didn't need.

  • Tilly4Rilly
    Tilly4Rilly 8 месяцев назад +2

    People are overweight because they consume carbs, sugar (more carbs), and are not active. Change your lifestyle to live a healthy life, stop being lazy sheeple.

  • Eric Daniel
    Eric Daniel 8 месяцев назад

    So... why does every TED talk start with the word "so?"

  • Domlika Trichkova
    Domlika Trichkova 8 месяцев назад

    Brilliant talk, thanks a lot

  • Rocker Chick
    Rocker Chick 8 месяцев назад

    Walk for food at The Market. I have a car 😉😉😉😉

  • Rocker Chick
    Rocker Chick 8 месяцев назад

    Only in my United States Of America ! And, I've been to over 13 countries. Some 3 time's!!! So I know this !

  • Jeremy Whitman Kinghorn
    Jeremy Whitman Kinghorn 9 месяцев назад

    This guy's right. Ok m8, I'll bite. I'll join your cult.

  • John Smith
    John Smith 9 месяцев назад +3

    I'm commenting on the title, because I haven't watched the video yet...
    but I'm gonna put my money on a "total lack of any self discipline or impulse control."
    Now I'll watch the video, and if it changes my analysis in any way, I'll update this post with my conclusions. and any new insight I gain.
    Update: I did like the video, but got no new insights from it...
    Ive known since my late teens or early 20s that autopilot is bad and you want to consider Everything, as long as you have the luxury to do so.
    Every thought and every action,... maybe not every time, but at least once... otherwise, even You will not know why you are doing what you do.
    Carl Jung once said: Until you make the unconscious conscious... it will Rule your life, and you will call it Fate.

  • Jen Wines
    Jen Wines 9 месяцев назад +1

    5 sec rule! Beat your brain count back from five and on 1 go! Before you can talk yourself out of something do that! It’s line tricking your brain lol! Great concept and it works!

  • Duggy Dugg
    Duggy Dugg 9 месяцев назад

    We are in unreal debt thanks to the fed and treasury collusion and the corrupt gvt which allows treasury to borrow criminal scrip FRNs from NGO 'fed' as debt to us taxpayers
    Most are in vigorous denial

  • Adel A
    Adel A 9 месяцев назад

    The talk is fine entertaining. However, the end is abrupt.
    Is the last sentence the conclusion? How can you grasp its importance and depth?
    Some discussion is required in the end.

  • Robert S
    Robert S 9 месяцев назад

    65% of "ameriKans" are stupiT.

  • William Iannucci
    William Iannucci 10 месяцев назад


  • Cory Hinman
    Cory Hinman 10 месяцев назад +2

    A forum for the privileged, which doesn't take into account that eating healthily is expensive and time-consuming, and even inexpensive exercise is still time-consuming, and ever more Americans are entering a level of poverty where there are no "good" choices, just different levels of BAD choices.

  • AlienBrain
    AlienBrain 10 месяцев назад

    Basically people are pitiful sacks of excuses and always want results without work. I know because I do it too. Everyone wants a magic formula or something easy to achieve results that take hard work and dedication.
    That’s your answer folks. You want change then use hard work and dedication.

  • Ragnar Torfason
    Ragnar Torfason 10 месяцев назад +2

    He's talking about cognitive behavioural therapy... Good talk...

  • Beyond Keto
    Beyond Keto 10 месяцев назад

    "The human brain is vastly overrated..." You, sir, are incorrect.

  • Kate
    Kate 10 месяцев назад

    That laugh, though...wtf

  • Andrew Slaughter
    Andrew Slaughter 10 месяцев назад +121

    Those that do well at exercise are addicted to endorphins that make them feel better. That's the secret to doing well at anything: you have to enjoy doing it.

    • Fyodor
      Fyodor 2 месяца назад

      I enjoy building safe zones for liberals with fences and guard towers. What do you guys enjoy doing?

    • Vanessa Montoya
      Vanessa Montoya 4 месяца назад +1

      Same here... :)

    • ron sylvia
      ron sylvia 5 месяцев назад

      Briana Molina watch Dave Ramsey hear on RU-clip, follow his step process to stop spending and get out of debt

    • Aaron Samuel
      Aaron Samuel 7 месяцев назад +1

      There's a book called Mastery by George Leonard that talks about having anything of value in life is a process. Kind of like that Miley Cyrus song "It's the climb." It is not about obtaining the final result but enjoying the progress you are making on your path towards growth, wellbeing, and success.

  • lenny
    lenny 11 месяцев назад

    Well. In the second half of the video I stopped it. Then did one hour of exercising (for the first time in a month and a half brake). And then later on I came back to finish the video. Somehow it influenced me!:) "If you want to make a change in life, change your behaviour". So I did not postpone and did smth straight away.

  • Iain Dennis
    Iain Dennis 11 месяцев назад +3

    Loving being skinny, rich and relaxed.

  • Don Dressel
    Don Dressel 11 месяцев назад

    Oh how I love cheeseburgers

  • I Gutta Succeed Tv
    I Gutta Succeed Tv 11 месяцев назад

    Thats why 10 minutes at doing something at full throttle is the key or in other words speed up the thought because at 10 min the brain will hurry up say no and by then your stuck doing what it doesnt want to do. SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL IF YOU AGREE!!!!!

  • pas9ify
    pas9ify 11 месяцев назад

    Driving to the gym . . . hahahah

  • Suzanne Murphy
    Suzanne Murphy 11 месяцев назад

    Everything has become automated. Dinner plates are larger; therefore you put more food on the plate. People are lazy and don't exercise. People make excuses all the time. There is nothing scientific about it! Thanks. Suzanne

  • Suzanne Murphy
    Suzanne Murphy 11 месяцев назад

    Everything has become automated. Dinner plates are larger; therefore you put more food on the plate. People are lazy and don't exercise. People make excuses all the time. There is nothing scientific about it! Thanks. Suzanne

  • Lance Duchesneau
    Lance Duchesneau 11 месяцев назад

    Good talk, but the presenter could be less cocky. It would just make him easier to relate to.

  • Shawn Hambler
    Shawn Hambler Год назад

    I like to drink beer that’s why

  • David De Reu
    David De Reu Год назад

    This is fantastic! Very insightful.

  • Jerome Elliott
    Jerome Elliott Год назад

    Strangely he didn't tell you how to change your behaviour either

  • Burita
    Burita Год назад

    So HOW do you get the emoter to like the activity?

  • Michael Robert
    Michael Robert Год назад

    After 5 minutes I was compelled to stop watching. My time is more valuable.