Google+

A Better Way to Curb Obesity?

 

A Better Way to Curb Obesity?

 

Each week we have been studying the amazing, Better Way Health, which is a very unique company that offers consumers not only good products but also some excellent information when it comes to healthcare, diet, and the ‘moves’ in the nutrition and healthcare industries that have offered people new pathways when it comes to improving their lives. One of the best products on the market that consumers are reaching out for is Beta Glucan, which is a BetterWayHealth.com high selling and much needed product.

 

When it comes to news headlines, there are a variety of issues going on in the healthcare industry right now (far more than just the political hype that the Presidential race is bringing to the forefront). One of the most interesting is how major soda retailers – including the biggest of the big, like Coca-Cola and Dr. Pepper – are following in the footsteps of the ‘fast-food nation’ by placing calorie counts on vending machines. This new move is supposed to help and encourage all consumers to choose a low-calorie drink instead of the ‘higher in sugar’ sodas.

 

Is this a good idea? Certainly. Will it change peoples’ minds? Probably not. Perhaps this is a negative thing to say, but the calorie-counts and nutrition information that is now found on the McDonalds’ boards have certainly not stopped people from purchasing that Big Mac over the Caesar Salad when the consumer truly wants their old standby favorite.

 

However, as Better Way Health has shown, dietary needs are a must when it comes to being healthy, living longer, and doing your best to avoid the major illnesses that are taking the lives of many each and every year. So, starting in 2013, the beverage industry initiative, appropriately named “Calories Count!” vending program will go into effect to do their part in helping save lives.

 

The first locales that will launch this initiative will be in municipal buildings located in Chicago as well as in San Antonio, Texas. This is not a surprise, seeing as that the program is being ‘tried out’ on government employees that are participating in a “wellness challenge.” This challenge will show, through things like weight loss and blood pressure, who is making the greatest improvements in their health. What does the winning city receive? A $5 million dollar grant from the American Beverage Association, which is no ‘chump change’ considering the economy as it stands and how desperately in need city governments are of money to help their residents.

 

This is truly part of a nationwide effort to stop the growing problem of obesity. Let’s face it – with fast food chains, high calorie beverages and the simple fact that everyone is anxious over jobs and the state of the world at the moment, obesity has grown from a ‘problem’ to a serious epidemic. Generation Y is being targeted, seeing as that there are more and more exercise programs, initiatives begun in schools across the nation that offer healthy foods, and more. Even New York City joined in by actually banning the sale of high-sugar drinks that are larger than sixteen ounces, leading a few more cities to consider doing the same and/or raising soda taxes in order to curb obesity once and for all.

 

The first news to be learned is that the new vending machine labels will tell people to “Check Then Choose” in order to encourage consumers to go with that lower-calorie beverage; the actual calorie counts of the specific beverages will be inserted on the buttons. As we’ve spoken about before when it came to the fast food franchises, this is also a part of the Affordable Care Act, which actually has a facet about requiring vending machines and restaurant chains with more than twenty locations to display calorie information.

 

Now, DOES calorie counting stop people from consuming fast food? As we said above, not really. However, with more and more of the younger generation turning toward exercise and changing their dietary habits, perhaps the generation after will not even wish to consume fast food in any way, shape or form. Some studies have shown that teens were less likely to buy sugary drinks when the calorie labels put the data they need to know in perspective. Such as, the fact that it will take almost one hour of running in order to burn off the calories in just one drink.

 

In the end, the calorie counts are more than necessary – and helpful. And, just as it is with Better Way Health, this is another path where consumers across the nation will be educated far better regarding the issues that cause obesity – by providing the information in simple black and white!

 

For more information, head to:

www.betterwayhealth.com

Entertainment

Blake Lively Shines as Surfer Stranded in Shark-Infested Waters

  The Shallows Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams Blake Lively Shines as Surfer Stranded in Shark-Infested Waters Nancy Adams (Blake Lively) was so shaken by her mother's (Janelle Bailey) untimely death that she's dropped out of med school. In order to feel closer to her dearly departed mom, she's decided to vacation at the same exotic Mexican retreat where she was reportedly conceived back in 1991. An avid surfer, she also plans to search … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Books

Keep Walking in Prayer… Until You Can\’t Come Back

  Keep Walking in Prayer... Until You Can't Come Back by Reverend Dorothy Scott Boulware Xulon Press Paperback, $10.99 104 pages ISBN: 978-1-4984-7454-2 Book Review by Kam Williams “By way of introduction, I'm a Baptist Methodist Pentecostal Evangelical non-denominational retired pastor, retired newspaper editor, former minister of music, former fingerprint technician, wife of 47 years, mother of four, grandmother of five, … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

More Than a Score

  ACRONYM TO FOLLOW by Peter Brav   Finally Our Day has come There’s a Day for everything For doughnuts, siblings, eight track tapes Grilled cheese, daughters and sons to work Encouragement, Alzheimer’s Coffee, math, chewing gum Blasphemy, yo-yos And now finally One for us Truly a Day to celebrate National Don’t Shoot An Unarmed Brother Doctor King Not Seeing Progress George Orwell Laughing It Is So About the … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

New Home Sales Jump in April

  New Home Sales Jump in April By Burt Carey Sales of new homes hit their highest rate since 2008 in April, according to the Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau. April sales increased 16.6 percent over March figures, which correlates to a seasonally adjusted rate of 619,000 home sales projected for the year. The median price of those new homes was $321,000, the highest median price ever recorded. That’s up 9.7 percent … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

Jahking and I!

  Jahking Guillory The “Kicks” Interview with Kam Williams Jahking and I! An undeniable young talent on the rise, actor and rapper Jahking Guillory is already a veteran in the entertainment business at the age of 14. Born and raised in Long Beach California, ‘King’ started pursuing his dream at 9 years-old, landing jobs in national commercials, music videos and national print campaigns. Graduating to larger roles in film and TV, 'King … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

230 LXF from Tidewater Packs A Punch in a Small Package

  230 LXF from Tidewater Packs A Punch in a Small Package By Ted Lund Are you looking for a family-friendly center console that’s got the luxury of a larger boat in a smaller package? Then look no further than the 230 LXF from Tidewater. The 23-foot, center console has the same features as the rest its large LXF brothers, including comfortable full upholstery, stainless steel cup holders. And a newly-designed console with glove box and … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

The Season Begins

  The Season Begins by Amy Lignor   Yes, it’s finally time to get down to some real business when it comes to the world of sports. (No offense to Serena at the U.S. Open, but her constant winning is not exactly new.) All this rain across the country has assured that lawns will be overgrown come Monday morning, unless citizens decide to use Saturday to mow. Why is that? Because football is back and Sundays are no longer “nothing to … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Scholastic Announces Sales of More Than 3.3 Million Copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

  Scholastic Announces Sales of More Than 3.3 Million Copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two New York, NY (August 10, 2016) — Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two script book, the eighth Harry Potter story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne, published in the U.S. and Canada by Scholastic has sold more than 3.3 million copies in North America to date.Scholastic announced a first printing … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

Vacation Time Has Turned “Spooky”

  Vacation Time Has Turned “Spooky” by Amy Lignor   Myths and legends, both spooky and surreal, are becoming the subject of many books and newspaper articles lately. And the location of many, oddly enough, happen to be in the Southwest. It used to be that a nice white sandy beach was the one place we yearned to go on vacation to get away from it all. Now, however, people are searching for places to travel where legends still exist, and … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

Doing Our Part

  Doing Our Part by Amy Lignor   There are books being published as of late – wonderful books telling the stories of amazing wildlife rescues, as well as neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. that have taken on projects to save the wildlife in their own surrounding areas.   We always talk about these “success stories,” yet never actually give information on exactly how these “problems” turned into “victories.” … [Read More its Good for You...]