Editorial Sheds Light On Soft Drink “Science”

1398714_10151964881904378_396548395_oA recent New York Times editorial has shed light on the practice of large cola companies financially backing studies into how healthy a soda pop diet is. Most interesting of all is their claim that Coca Cola are backing a study which concentrates on emphasizing “exercise as the best way to control obesity and to play down the importance of cutting calories.”

This article goes on to claim that consumption of soda pop is on the decline, and because of this cola companies are trying to add their opinions on health and soda pop. I urge everyone to read this editorial, by clicking on the link HERE, and I’ll leave you with this quote below. Food for thought indeed…

An analysis published in PLOS Medicine found that studies financed by Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, the American Beverage Association and the sugar industry were five times more likely to find no link between sugary drinks and weight gain than studies reporting no industry sponsorship or financial conflicts of interest.

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Which Is Better: Walking OR Elliptical?

15677451492_f4fa74be1c_kLast year’s 61 Day Challenge at the DMC – our annual focus on healthy lifestyle management – was entitled: “Less Sugar – More Steps.” This challenge was a call to consume less refined sugars, substitute with complex sugars and increase physical activity.

This blog has focused primarily on the “less sugar” aspect of the challenge but I recently came across an excellent answer to the question, “How does walking compare with working out on an elliptical machine?”

This blog in the “Well” column of the New York Times gives an expansive answer, as well as this quote:

“Over all, the latest research suggests that elliptical machines are a good choice for people with creaky knees and the patience to master the machine’s operations. Others may prefer to walk.”

You can read more on “Walking vs. Elliptical Machine, Redux” HERE

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Are More Americans Saying “NO” To Soda Pop?

An interesting article was sent to me a few days ago, it was a Gallup Poll that indicates that Americans are increasingly learning to say “No” to soda pop… This is heartening news indeed.

Majority of Americans Say They Try to Avoid Drinking Soda

Americans are more likely to say they actively try to avoid including soda or pop in their diet than 14 other foods, including sugar and fat. At least six in 10 U.S. adults say they are trying to steer clear of these drinks — regardless of whether they are diet or regular.

You can read the full Gallup article, and its interesting results by clicking HERE

The 61 Day Challenge is a health education campaign that includes: fitness, nutrition, health education and commitment. More specifically, it is an annual 61 day focus on healthy lifestyle management. People (or groups) that participate in the annual challenge are strongly encouraged to adhere to and manage the requested health challenge. This year’s health challenge is: The Less Sugar – More Steps challenge is a call to consume less refined sugars, substitute with complex sugars and increase physical activity.
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