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What50
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PowerPikachu21
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My solution to reduce obesity and overweight is the best.

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Started: 2/13/2017 Category: Society
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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What50

Pro

We construct a gym. There we will have treadmills,wheels,weights,etc. We find people who are obese or overweight by using the BMI (Body Mass Index). Than we use the dark of the night,and kidnap those peoples. Than we put them in the gym and force them to lose weight. We forcefully make them eat healthy foods. The treadmills and wheels will power the gym by using kinetic energy. Thus saving money. Than we sell the excess energy surplus to the country to make money to make the gym better.

In conclusion we reduced obesity,and found a way to cover the cost and expenses of the gym.
PowerPikachu21

Con

Last time I checked, kidnapping is illegal. For your plan to work, you'd have to convince the government to allow you to steal overweight people. And I don't know is exercise and vegetables are that effective.

Threadmills powering the gym? Depending on the size of the gym, you'd need at least 10 people running at a time to keep the lights on if it's as big as a school gym. It'll be a complex set up for sure, as you have to make the threadmills able to turn the gears or whatever with an average person's leg power, but if the gears are attached too tight, it can't be turned. If the gears are attached too lightly, there won't be any power. So how exactly would you go about connecting the threadmills to the lights? Don't forget about air conditioning; I certainly won't work out in the heat!

Also, considering you're kidnapping, then enslaving people to work out just because they're overweight... that kind of reminds me of what they did way back then, which slavery is now illegal as it ignores our human rights of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.

If you want your plan to be set in place, you need to show 1) How kidnapping of overweights if justified, 2) How the enslaving of overweights to power your gym is justified, 3) How the gym's power system is set up, and 4) How effective this plan would be.

I'll do some research on the subject of weight loss. I normally go easy on new people, but I think you're oversimplifying the universe a bit.
Debate Round No. 1
What50

Pro

Hello thank you for accepting.

"Threadmills powering the gym? Depending on the size of the gym, you'd need at least 10 people running at a time to keep the lights on if it's as big as a school gym. It'll be a complex set up for sure, as you have to make the threadmills able to turn the gears or whatever with an average person's leg power, but if the gears are attached too tight, it can't be turned. If the gears are attached too lightly, there won't be any power. So how exactly would you go about connecting the threadmills to the lights? Don't forget about air conditioning; I certainly won't work out in the heat!"

The thing is the treadmills will be connected to a device that converts calories to energy. The output will be 700 watts a minute or 7 good light bulbs each person. This way with 10 people we can have 70 good light bulbs be turned. The device will be connected on a generator connected to the lights. Thus we are powering up the gym with kinetic energy.

How is kidnapping overweight people justified. Well kidnapping people is defined as carrying people to one location with force. We are not simply holding them at gunpoint. We are merely just peacefully take them at night when there are sleeping. Now the second part of it is that overweight people need a simple push to make them lose weight. There was a survey done in obese Dallas country. They found that 14% of African Americans want to lose weight. 11% of Hispanics want to lose weight. And only 2 percent of whites want to lose weight. In another survey 51% of adults wants to lose weight. But only 25% percent say they seriously wanna pursue that goal.

We are not making overweight people "slaves". Slave means your the legal property of another and forced to obey the person. No we are not enslaving them. They are powering the gym while working out. Once they exercise properly and in the time frame. They go back to there homes. Than we repeat the process until they are at there healthy body mass index.

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Posted by Exigence 1 year ago
Exigence
You'd have to use discretion for the BMI part. Muscle itself is pretty heavy.
Posted by Gregg_Hyde 1 year ago
Gregg_Hyde
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