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Healthy lifestyle,sugars in food and Exercise
Government and health
I was reading a story today on U.S.A.TODAY about the government's responsibility to get Americans moving will be discussed at the three-day Weight of the Nation conference next week. Public health advocates, government leaders and obesity researchers will meet in Washington D.C. Government Experts changing our environment' for the better to help overweight Americans lose weight ,while traveling to and from home and work.The idea surounds biking, walking and jogging trails for Adults and more exercise for children at school and includes a tax on sugary drinks such as soda pop.I say why stop with taxing soda pop,why not tax all sugar laden foods,by taxing sugar itself ,since all sweet deserts such as cakes pies ,icecream,and candies for the most part all contain sugar.This would be a tax on those who insist on eating unhealthy foods,and hopefully cut down on the amount they eat or drink.Sounds reasonable to me.I grew up eating a lot of candy and drinking a lot of soda pop.I had fourteen cavities by the time I went to the dentist for the first time in my life.most of them weren't big cavities,but I had at least two or three big ones.They used silver-mercury filllings then.I still have them to this day.I'm sure sugar was affecting my health other than just getting cavities.I think people can get addicted to sugar,especially children ,because of the energy it releases into the bloodstream and if you don't use it,your body turns it into fat in a short period of time.It's no wonder so many children are getting diabetes as such a young age or gaining so much weight.Some individuals complain that we the people as the government,should leave them alone ,and let them do whatever they want so long as it's not hurting anyone else.I agree ,we should let people do whatever it is that they want to do as long as it doesn't have an impact on the rest of us.However,if what you do does have a detrimental impact on the rest of us,such as raising insurance rates for healthcare because you can't afford it and may need it as a result of your lifestyle then we do have a right to have some say on how much you should pay for those unhealthy lifestyle choices.You can't have your cake and eat it too! Speaking of that,sugar substitutes are not the answer either,with the exception of some natural plant based sugar substitutes that are healthy and have few if any calories.But you still have to watchout for the transfats and saturated fats and carbohydrates such as white flour in deserts such as cakes and pastries.
This idea of increasing healthy lifestyles has mert,Riding a bike or walking to work on a nice day may be possible and I've done it before ,but it's not pratical to do everyday because of the weather.I would disagree with making a law that forces people to bike,walk,run or jog to work.Who in their right mind would want to ride a bike in the rain,snow,mud,dirt and ,or walk,run or jog in the same and then have to change clothes and maybe even clean up when you get to where your going.If,you had to carry anything with you would make it all that much harder.I'm all for increasing physical activity if it improves my health,but I usually get all the exercise I need at work,or working around the house without the extra physical exercise I would get by riding a bike,walking,running or jogging to work thank you.Too much exercise can be bad for you too.I think a better idea would be to get some exercise after each meal if possible.It helps the body from becoming insulin resistant as well and should help prevent diabetes.