Navigation Links
Lean On Life Encourages a New “Fat Tax” to Help Defeat Obesity
Date:4/24/2013

TORONTO, ON (PRWEB) April 24, 2013

Lean On Life, a leading healthy lifestyle website with the latest on weight loss, nutrition and fitness has recently spoken out in support of a fat tax to help decrease junk food consumption and reduce obesity rates.

Lean On Life recently published a piece (http://www.leanonlife.com/finally-a-tax-we-can-be-happy-about/) in favor of a fat tax that would see unhealthy, fatty and sugary foods taxed higher than healthier food options. The purpose of the fat tax would be to reduce junk food consumption and to offset the rising health care costs of obesity.

The fat tax would see junk foods such as French fries or sweetened beverages taxed higher based on their fat and sugar contents. Those taxes would then go directly towards subsidizing healthier food options to make them more accessible and affordable. Some of those funds would also go towards alleviating the rising costs of obesity, projected to reach $344 billion by 2018 (http://www.fightchronicdisease.org/media-center/releases/new-data-shows-obesity-costs-will-grow-344-billion-2018)

Despite what critics say, experts at Lean On Life maintain that a fat tax is a logical solution to help reduce obesity rates. Currently, 1.5 billion people worldwide are obese or overweight, with that number expected to reach half the global population by 2030. Lean On Life believes that by changing people’s eating habits to healthier choices, and making those choices more affordable, obesity rates will begin to decline.

Lean Life Coach Tal Brodsky believes that a fat tax is a logical solution, and equates it to a cigarette or alcohol tax. “Just as a cigarette tax was implemented to discourage people from smoking and to alleviate the health care burden of smokers, a fat tax can have similar effects for obesity,” he says.

“Critics have said that a fat tax takes away their freedoms; that it’s the government telling us what to eat, but that’s not true.” Brodsky says. “With a fat tax, people are free to eat whatever they want, even unhealthy junk food. Those habits will just come at a cost.”

That cost, as Brodsky says, should be covered by people who have unhealthy behaviors that put a strain on the health care system. “If people choose to live a lifestyle that leads them to develop serious, preventable diseases, then I think it’s reasonable to ask them to pay a premium for that lifestyle.”

Lean On Life is a healthy lifestyle website that provides expert-driven knowledge from doctors, nutritionists, fitness trainers and life coaches. The site takes a hands-on approach to making weight-loss, healthy eating and fitness a simple achievable lifestyle change.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/4/prweb10658032.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Assisi Veterinary Hospital Encourages Heartworm Awareness for Dogs & Cats
2. Area Mobile Veterinarian Encourages Participation in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
3. Noltensmeyer Insurance Services, LLC Encourages Parents to Talk to Teens about Distracted Driving In Light of a Recent Fatal Accident
4. Successful Alternative for Struggling Teens; Zion Health Encourages Oakland and East Bay Area Youth through Support of Holden High School in Orinda, CA.
5. Brian Krupa Encourages Parents of Premature Babies to Become Involved in Hospital Care
6. Celebrity endorsement encourages children to eat junk food
7. Cunningham Financial Group Encourages Residents of Louisiana to Celebrate American Heart Month
8. Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center Now Strongly Encourages Lung Cancer Victims To Call Them If They Were Exposed To Asbestos In Their Workplace-Possible Compensation
9. Yumi Media Encourages Vegetarianism For Heart Health As Reported In the Independent Florida Alligator
10. Local Texas Insurance Agency, Noltensmeyer Insurance Services, Encourages Residents to Update Insurance Policies for 2013
11. Cunningham Financial Group Encourages Women to Celebrate “Cervical Health Awareness Month” by Following Important Health Tips
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom ... of success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result ... more than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World ... with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center ... with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 Florida attorneys are ... for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of lawyers practicing within ... of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders Mark D. Bloom, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of ... of companies that call for a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 ... wage. This will restore the lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... The Haute Beauty Network, affiliated with ... as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest partner. , Dr. ... handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be invisible.” He stands by ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  Guerbet announced today ... Inc.,s Supplier Horizon Award . One ... Guerbet was recognized for its support of Premier members ... through clinical excellence, and commitment to lower costs. ... receive this recognition of our outstanding customer service from ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets ... Volumes: Global Analysis (United States, China, Japan, Brazil, United ... to their offering. ... healthcare business planners, provides surgical procedure volume data in ... with an in-depth analysis of growth drivers and inhibitors, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 The Biotechnology ... continues to present great opportunities to investors. Stock-Callers.com assesses ... Intrexon Corp. (NYSE: XON ), Vertex Pharmaceuticals ... (NASDAQ: ARNA ), and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. ... stocks and receive your complimentary trade alerts at: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: