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Protesters at City Hall in Baltimore

What does a beverage tax have to do with fitness?  Well, if you consider paying more for your soft drinks that  may have a lot to do with it.

If you are out and need a quick drink, you will likely end up paying more for that individual bottle of water, juice or soda.

On Monday, protesters from local beverage companies assembled in Baltimore at City Hall to protest the proposed hike in taxes to be levied on soft drinks for city residents if the mayor’s budget passes.

This may be a blessing for the city’s financial situation or a punishment for residents and businesses.  For Baltimore City residents you either pay up and indulge, or get your drinks elsewhere.

Maryland/ Delaware/ District of Columbia Soft Drink Association Executive Vice President Ellen Valentino  was at the protest organizing the participants.

This is not all about the soft drinks like soda, but it affects the bottled water also or drinks smaller than two liters. Milk is not included in the proposal.

So when you are out exercising in Baltimore City be sure to consider how this beverage tax may affect you at some time in the future.

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Nutrition is so very important when it comes to your health.  Holistic Nutritionist, Raquel Custage-Elliott says you have to be aware that good nutrition is a process and you should not take on too many changes at once.      

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In an interview with Custage-Elliott, she says stay on the wagon, you must make realistic choices for yourself.  Take notice of how your body feels when you eat certain foods; that sluggish feeling can be a motivator to try a little harder to change a few things.  Changing your eating habits is a process.

You may contact her if you feel the need for personal coaching during the process of change at www.energyofbreath.com or by phone 917-806-0702.  She will be glad to help you in your quest for health.

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