Serious topic today.

Did you see the news last week about Britain implementing a sugar tax?

Personally, I think it’s a must.

Especially when you see the results from a study by the University of QLD when they find:

In the first 25 years of a sugary drinks tax there could be 16,000 fewer cases of type 2 diabetes,

4400 fewer cases of heart disease and more than 1000 fewer cases of stroke.

Surely that makes it a no-brainer.

The tax $$ raised can go to obesity prevention.

If people want the food – they pay the price.

Just like we do now for Alcohol and Smokes.

People still buy them.

And people will continue to still buy all these junk foods.

I know I will.

Cause I know it’s not a daily thing for me I wouldn’t mind paying the tax when I do indulge.

This research also came up with an interesting comparison:

“We were in the same situation for tobacco 20, 30 years ago and it was unthinkable,

but then society changed.”

I think it’s time we changed.

There’s too many kids that haven’t even started school that are obese.

And I don’t believe for a minute that junk food is cheaper.

Go to the local fruit market or growers market  – or even your local Coles,

and tell me how this is so when you can buy a kilo of carrots for like a buck or so.

A tin of beans for a buck.

Even a cheap cut of meat can get you change out of $5.

Surely it’s time.

What do you think?

Yay or nay to the sugar tax?

By the way, tomorrow is the last day to take me up on that 4 week personal training kick start.

If it’s something that you think would really work well for you to get back in your groove – and those tight little jeans, hit reply and let me know.

It’s gotta be at Observatory Hill on Tuesday and Thursday 12:15-12:45 though.

We’ll be starting next Tuesday.

Want to lock it in as yours?

Hit reply

Cheers,

Daniel

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