Anyhow, getting back to fitness topics…Should we charge a “fat” tax? If you’re fat, you pay a tax. Well, it’s not quite that straightforward. A fat tax is a tax or surcharge that is placed upon fattening foods, beverages or individuals. A fat tax aims to decrease the consumption of foods that are linked to obesity.
While I can certainly understand the concern with this, do we really want government involved in this? The way I see it if people don’t make it a priority to live and eat healthy, government regulations will do little or nothing to help the problem. For years, we (the private sector AND government) have done just about everything imaginable to encourage the public toward healthier lifestyles. Today, we are facing the greatest healthcare crisis in history. I believe my solution would be the easiest; DRINK 8-10 GLASSES OF WATER AND EAT 5-7 SERVINGS OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES EVERY DAY!!! If every American, man, woman and child, just did this, I believe we could virtually eliminate our healthcare crisis. Why is that so difficult? Well, people are people. They’ve formed bad habits, can’t break old habits, don’t want change, and on it goes. They know what they SHOULD do. But won’t.
The bottom line is; NO!!! I don’t believe we should implement a “Fat Tax”. Encouraging healthy living should be left to the Fitness Professionals, Nutritionists, along with Llifestyle Coaches. In other words, let’s leave this to the private sector. Agree?
Can you believe half the year is already gone? So we once again raise the question, “How did you do on your New Year’s Resolution?” Well, we don’t need to rehash all this again. But if you’re one of the many who fell off the bandwagon, just get back on! If you need to begin the process all over again, then that’s where you begin. Need a little reminder? Look over your schedule, choose two or three days out of the week where you will commit to exercising for at least 30 minutes, hire a Trainer if necessary, then have at it! And remember, “Improve Your Health, Improve Your Life!”
Check out my parody of “Friends In Low Places” as “Pounds In Low Places” dedicated to all my friends who just can’t seem to get it together with exercise and diet. But all hope is NOT lost! friends out there. Click here to watch the video!