So, overall, I'm not a fan of artificial sweetners. As a lifelong runner, and person who exercises regularly, i have made the choice that the actual sugar for me is better than the artificial sweetners. I don't have weight or health problems, so I feel my choices are in my best interest.
That is sort of strange to myself. Usually it is a sugary products that causes insomnia, whereas Mio has an artificial sweetener. I agree with you that sugar is a better choice for a runner, you need the extra ooppph (energy) that sugar would supply. BUT notwithstanding, there are other sugared products that work just as well, and are convenient to take with you, and your water.
YOU were talking about a CARBOHYDRATED solution AKA soda/pop/beer, and as a runner you KNOW this type of beverage will cause stomach cramps. So in any situation that is a bad choice for a runner.
I hate drinking water, can't do it. It's too bland for me and without any other benefit. Daily, I guzzle down freshly brewed green tea, a couple tablespoons of honey topped with ice. Not only do I take in lots of water, but eliminating free radicals and reducing my risk of cancer!
True, but it's his choice to make. As someone from NYC, I agree that Bloomberg is a bit of a nanny and his ideas are usually (usually) well-reasoned, but I'm pretty sure this particular one has no legal standing and will fall when taken to court. It's also going to hurt movie theatres especially hard, as they make very little on the film tickets themselves, but instead reap the lion's share of their profits on the concessions. Most theaters sell 16oz sodas as "small", but now it'll just be a soda. The prices will go up, people will buy less, and given this edict doesn't actually cover sales of beverages larger than 16oz at places like the grocery store or a convenience store (ala 7-Eleven), which is where the vast majority of these sorts of beverages are purchased, it's really a bit insane. It doesn't cover diet drinks, and it doesn't cover the areas where most sodas larger than 16oz are actually sold - the average American goes to the movies 4 times a year, and hits the concessions stands less than that - so banning large soda sales when not targeting where they're sold most isn't going to really have an overall effect.
I don't personally like the idea of people drinking lots of carbonated, sugary (artificial or otherwise) drinks, but I most certainly don't think it's the government's place to tell you how much you can and cannot ingest of a legal substance.