March 19, 2013

Obesity the Game-Changer

1 Water Now Tops Soda As Our #1 Beverage

Americans now drink more water than soda per year, ending a 20-year period in which soda was our number one national beverage. Heavy advertising beginning in the 1980s propelled soda into the top spot a decade later, and at its peak in 1998, Americans drank an average of 54 gallons per year, versus just 42 gallons of water. But increasing claims from health professionals that sugary drinks were a leading cause of obesity began reversing that trend, and new consumer data shows that our water intake has risen by 38 percent to about 58 gallons per year, easily topping soda's average 44 gallons, a 17 percent fall. The introduction of single-serving bottled water, which has doubled in consumption since soda's peak, to 21 gallons per year, has been a major contributor to water's rebound.

More at Dailymail.co.uk | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Tags: US Water Consumption, US Soda Consumption, Water Versus Soda, Water Outsells Soda, US Beverage Consumption

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Excuse Me, but I Can See Your...

2 See-Through Yoga Pants Recalled

Lululemon Athletica has recalled their women's black Luon yoga pants because they're unintentionally see-through! According to a company statement, the "level of sheerness … falls short of our very high standards." The company added that they want you to "Down Dog and Crow with confidence." And that's obviously not possible when you're wearing pants that give others a very intimate view. CNN reports that the recall amounts to about 17 percent of all of the women's pants sold in the company's stores. The sheerness of the Luon yoga pants is a mystery, as there were no changes in manufacture or ingredients.

More at CNN | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Lululemon Athletica Yoga Pant Recall, Luon Yoga Pants, See Through Yoga Pants, Down Dog, Sheer Yoga Pants

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