Looks like the american lifestyle has taken over poland:)
i hear this over and over on this forum and in the classroom....americans are fat, they all eat fast food.......bla..........bla...........bla.
but i'll say one thing, when it comes to working out, running, aerobics, cycling, lifting weights, playing sports.....Poland can't hold a candle to the USA. go to any city in america and you will see runner after runner, cyclist after cyclist, and gym after gym.
I'm an avid runner myself, and it still cracks me up to see the looks I get from people as i go running by, especially in small towns. as a matter of fact, a perfect example occured just yesterday morning. it was around 6:45 a.m., i was running through a small but popular polish town in the south west of poland, and at one point i passed an old restaurant with a group of guys standing outside drinking beer. as i passed, one of them yelled out, "szacun! powiem szacun!" that's certainly not the first time that happened, poles yell out to me with stuff like that all the time. in america, you could do the same thing at 5:00 a.m. on a tuesday morning and people wouldn't even bat an eye.....because in America, it's completely normal. when I had a corporate job in the states, I was out running at 5:00-5:30 a.m., and I routinely would pass other runners at that time.
lots and lots of people in america exercise, and many are quite hard core about it. it's just that america is a country of over 300,000,000 people, which means there are a large number of fat asses as well.