There are 21 articles in this category.
CrossFit Founder on health-warning label for sugary beverages in California: “We know sugar is poison.”
A health-warning label on sugary beverages in California is the first step in addressing chronic-disease epidemics, public-health advocates said.
“Putting a skull and crossbones on a Coke can is the beginning of the end for sugary drinks. And it should be,” said Harold Goldstein, executive director of the California Center for Public Health… Continue Reading
A forum of nationally recognized experts gathered Nov. 13 to discuss the sugar-fueled diabetes epidemic that’s costing billions.
The obesity epidemic that began about 15 years ago has resulted a new health crisis: a diabetes epidemic.
In a Nov. 13 forum at National University in La Jolla, California, a panel of nationally recognized experts gathered to talk about solutions for reducing the impact of sugar-sweetened beverages. Each of the speakers talked about the terrifying increase in… Continue Reading
CrossFit Founder and CEO asks California community for help in support of statewide health-warning labels on sugary drinks.
Change is afoot. As CrossFit Inc. Founder and CEO Greg Glassman explained Big Soda’s many evils to CrossFit athletes during the first few days of the California Invasion, seismic shifts were happening outside affiliate walls.
Bills requiring health-warning labels for sugar-sweetened beverages have thus far failed to become law but still succeeded in raising awareness.
The United States’ first two legislative measures seeking to add health-warning labels to sugar-sweetened beverages aren’t winning battles against Big Soda yet, sponsoring lawmakers conceded, but they are bolstering the war effort.
“It’s part of a national movement,” said Sen. Bill Monning, the Democrat who first… Continue Reading
City of San Francisco cites science in asking court to dismiss American Beverage Association lawsuit challenging sugary-beverage ordinances.
The way Jim O’Hara sees it, it’s just like the lyrics of that 1960s song: “I fought the law and the law won.”
“Big Soda can’t fight the science. The science is clear and Big Soda’s gonna lose,” said the director of health promotion policy at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer-advocate organization based in Washington, D.C.
Proponents of regulation fail to recognize the barriers to linking personal training to health care and third-party insurance payments.
As detailed in “Locking It Down,” the benefits of legislated licensing for personal training are minimal at best for both the public and personal trainers.
So why would personal trainers want their occupation to become a licensed profession? Many don’t, and many more haven’t even considered the issue.
The stark reality is personal trainers are not driving… Continue Reading
American Beverage Association sues San Francisco over health-warning language on ads for sugar-sweetened beverages.
It’s not the occasional 8-oz. soda that’s worrisome. It’s the fact that most people who drink soda guzzle much more than just one, noted Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University.
“Some studies find that even one 12-ounce soda a day is associated with an increased risk for type-2 diabetes,”… Continue Reading
Lon Kilgore examines the potential negative effects of licensing on the fitness industry—and those it serves.
Licensure for personal trainers has recently created a tremendous amount of banter, politicking and press.
In March 2014, Washington, D.C., became the first area to require licensure of personal trainers, although the law has not been enforced due to very confusing details and a subsequent review process. In May 2015, the Department of Health’s Physical Therapy… Continue Reading