Novel Idea: Nutrition Labels To Tell You How Many Minutes of Jogging It Would Take To Work off That Candy Bar
I dropped out of my human biology class at UCI, so when it comes to reading calories on nutrition labels, all I know is that small numbers are better than big numbers--and that I should probably do more crunches, squats and jumping jacks than I'm doing now, which is typically none.
They suggest that junk food and sodas be packaged with "exercise labels" to let people know exactly how much real physical exertion is required to burn off the calorie and fat content in the products. A can of soda would read something like, "50 minutes of jogging on a treadmill," which might just make us go for that bottle of Arrowhead instead.
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