With all the controversy over Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed ban on the sale of over-sized sugary drinks, New York City’s top health official offers this simple comeback, to critics…”It’s not saying ‘no’ — It’s simply saying “Do you really want that?” Health Commissioner Thomas Farley said “It’s sending people a message while giving people the freedom to drink as much as they want.” The proposed ban caps most sugar-sweetened beverages of 16 ounces. And really, who amongst us needs a sugary beverage that is bigger than that?
And because we all know that health is everything, it’s great to read that 6.6 million young adults were able to stay or get back on their parents health insurance plans, thanks to President Obama’s health care law. Turns out, allowing young adults, (who tend to be healthy simply because of their youth!) is not as costly as skeptics and opponent thought and the impact of keeping the 19-26 year old’s healthy is something that have lasting effects into their adulthood, which is, in my humble opinion a win-win.
While I try extremely hard to stay away from politics on this blog (because talking politics does NOT equal peace!!!) I cannot stay away from the health aspects, because without our health, we got NOTHING! So thank you to the President and First Lady for making a health a priority. At least it’s one thing we CAN have some control over. Can’t control the Euro, the price of oil or the wrath of Mother Nature, (just to name a few) but in my very humble opinion, if this administration can lead us to a be a healthier society, this is something we will all benefit from.
On a much, much lighter note, great job, Lebron (LBJ as I like to call him)…you are like
Superman! Just one more time and we can send those green guys home for good! Really, it’s not that I love basketball so much, but I have said it before and I will say it again….those guys have SOME gorgeous shoulders and arms! Maybe all we ever needed to stay fit was a daily game of hoops?!? Who’s game?