Health Kick: Ten simple improvements

Well, notionally simple. Actually having the willpower, well, that’s a whole separate discussion. But here are some tricks to start with. 1. Stop drinking soda The first thing I did after deciding I needed to lose weight, was to cut my soda intake to zero. There is absolutely nothing good about soda. A single can of Coke contains more than a day’s sugar. Soda has no nutrient value aside from the glucose which makes up half the sugar, and it will often leave you thirstier.


Which contains more bacteria: the ice in your soda at a fast food restaurant, or the water in the toilet at the same restaurant? A schoolgirl in Florida decided to investigate. You can probably guess the outcome: on average, you’d be safer to drink from the toilet.