| Obesity isn't common among Hmong elders. In living |
| || |
in Laos and Thailand, they get so used to their old lifestyle that they tend to keep some of those traits when they move here to the United States. Back in Laos, these elders had to work everday. They had to walk for miles to get to the gardens, work for full days in the gardens, and walk miles to get back home. Because of this lifestyle, elders were able to stay fit.
Everyday diets consisted of mainly white rice and vegetables, with very little meat. These elders, being used to these foods, usually eat these foods everyday. (Vang)
At every ceremony, at every store, at every family reunion, the only things that will keep children quiet are (Xiong)...
Although Obesity isn’t very common in Hmong elders, Hmong adults have a higher risk of being obese (Vang)...