Want to know exactly how much exercise is needed to burn the burger you just ate?
Exercise food labels?
A health organization in the UK means exactly that by requiring all packaged foods to be labeled with the amount of exercise needed to burn each serving.
UK Royal Society for Public Health expects these changes will reduce obesity by changing eating behavior.
This announcement comes at the same time we just learned that more people are obese that underweight people worldwide.
Why do we need to exercise the labels of foods we eat?
How will these labels look like? These changes are ever going to come to America?
Let’s take a closer look at this problem.
This is because people do not know how many calories
already have calorie count information in the food we eat. Why do we need more about how bad the food is for our health?
Well, according to the Royal Society for the Study of Public Health, which was recently published in the British Medical Journal , people no longer pay attention to the labels of calories . Adding exercise labels on the front of the package would help people make better decisions:
“… the goal is to make people more aware of the energy they consume and how these relate to the activities of calories in your daily life, to encourage them to be more physically active. ”
The labels will encourage people to start making good habits instead of stopping bad habits
Another reason RSPH is advocating change is that is encouraging people stop with their bad habits and start a good habit. the amount of calories just encourage people to leave a bad habit.
It takes more than a healthy for most people lose weight food. In advocating exercise, RSPH is hopeful that some people are encouraged to join the gym, go for a walk, and understand that one more cookie is not worth more than two miles further career.
How tags work?
The RSPH not actually added labels of all foods. Instead, they are only recommend labels will be added in the near future.
If the labels start appearing in our food, then labels the amount of exercise you need to burn the number of calories that food will be explained.
For example, it is possible to see a rating of 1.5 necessary exercise mile run on your next bag of Doritos.
The proposed labels would be next to the “Nutrition Facts” section that are currently available in most foods. The label calorie amounts are explained along with the total fat and other values. Ideally, the RSPH wants that label to also explain the amount of exercise needed to burn the equivalent number of calories.
Will this ever get to America?
Some states are already required to post calorie count information in their food.
For example, New York and California have seen laws calories pass. These laws require “restaurant chains fifteen years or more to publish detailed energy from food and nutrition information on the food served.” That’s why you can not buy a milkshake at a restaurant in California without first learning about how the batter is going to kill with 1200 calories and 60% of the daily value of saturated fat.
However, this latest study is just one recommendation on the future of food labeling. It is also a recommendation from an organization based in the UK -. Not an American
At this time, it seems unlikely that the regulations will come anywhere near the United States in the near future.