Would it surprise you to learn that I think maintaining one’s health is one of life’s best practices?  I didn’t think so.  As a society, though, we’re not doing a very good job.  A recent post over at BigThink makes the point — by and large, Americans are fat.  There are many reasons, but one is that we simply eat way too much, and especially way too much of things are not good for us.  Moreover, as the BigThink piece notes, the US government subsidizes these trends.  And we don’t get enough exercise.  Huh — this really isn’t rocket science, is it?