Fitness School, Do you know the right answer?. Question 15, Do you eat plastic litter when you add salt to your food?.






Fitness School
Do you know the right answer?.



Question number 15 in our School of Fitness.
I like to say that 'Individual health is planetary health & planetary health is individual health'. So today's question will focus a bit on that simple fact.
Here goes. Can something as trivial as adding salt to your food expose you to unhealthy plastic litter ( on top of the many well established unhealthy aspects of consuming too much salt )?






















2050AD
[ Oceans run the risk of having more total weight of plastic than fish.]











Make up your mind, and once you have made your pick click the "And the Correct Answer is" label down below to reveal the right one.

1.
No, of course not. Salt is super healthy and we should eat as much of it as possible.
2.
People eating the "American way" do consume far too much salt on a daily basis, but there is no plastic pollution in the salt we add to our food.
3.
Yes, not only is it unhealthy eating too much salt but the way we pollute our world is now showing up in the food we eat, the water we drink and even in the salt we add to our food.


Option nr 3 is the correct one.
In several and very recent studies from several independent countries and institutions it has now been well established that not only is the plastic litter we throw out into the world present in the tap water we drink, and the sea food we eat. It is even showing up in the salt that people unnecessary keep adding to the food they cook.
So much so, that if you eat only 2.3g of salt per day, you will also end up ingesting 600 or so plastic particles per year.
And while you consider that unpleasant thought, you should know that almost all Americans and people eating the "American way" actually end up eating 10g of salt ( or more ) per day. On top of that, you also have to include the plastic pollution in our tap water, the sea food we consume and the meat we eat.
The sad numbers already look like this.
In Europe, 72% of all tap water contains 1.9 fibers of plastic litter per 500ml of water.
That number increases to 94% of all tap water in the USA which contains 4.8 plastic litter fibers per 500ml of water.

So, today's real lesson clearly illustrates my health & fitness theme that 'Individual health is planetary health, and planetary health is individual health'. And the sum of it all becomes, litter less if you care about living a properly fit and healthy life and sell that way of health and fitness far and wide, because what we individually litter already harm our own health just as much as it hurts the entire planet.
Another thing worth repeating is, add less salt to your food. Almost everything you eat already contains all the natural sodium you need to remain healthy fit, and that is plenty enough for almost every human being. And if you are part of the almost 90%+ American population eating 10g or more of salt per day, cut the salt you consume in half, right now.

Study up and keep on grinding.






















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  • Anthropocene & the human health. Plastic litter in our salt, tap water, honey, fish & food. Land and soil and blood system.

    Quality time needed: 6 minutes


    Plastic Litter
    Tap water, Sea salt & Food.
    Life in the Anthropocene.



    In Europe, 72% of all tap water contains 1.9 fibers of plastic litter per 500ml of water.
    That number increases to 94% of all tap water in the USA which contains 4.8 plastic litter fibers per 500ml of water. And worldwide 83% of all tap water contains plastic litter.
    But the issue of plastic contamination in our water is not just about tap water, nor is it, as we have previously talked about, only a concern with sea food. This is a growing man-made health issue which has been going on for a very long time and by now it is part of every aspect of society and our natural world.
    For instance, scientists found plastics in products in studies on Chinese Sea salt in 2015.

  • Fitness School, Do you know the right answer?. Question 15, Do you eat plastic litter when you add salt to your food?.

    Quality time needed: 4 minutes





    Fitness School
    Do you know the right answer?.



    Question number 15 in our School of Fitness.
    I like to say that 'Individual health is planetary health & planetary health is individual health'. So today's question will focus a bit on that simple fact.
    Here goes. Can something as trivial as adding salt to your food expose you to unhealthy plastic litter ( on top of the many well established unhealthy aspects of consuming too much salt )?

  • Fitness School, Do you know the right answer?. Question 13, the truth of overweight and metabolically healthy.

    Quality time needed: 6 minutes





    Fitness School
    Do you know the right answer?.



    Question number 13 in our School of Fitness.
    Today's question, there is a polite saying that goes like this,"fat but fit". And that is certainly a wonderfully inclusive phrase, and as such worth repeating, and respecting, this world has far too much of fat, fit and slut shaming as it is. But how is the simple truth of being fat but metabolically healthy actually looking?

  • Anthropocene: A long form article called Indonesia

    Quality time needed: 8 minutes


    Indonesia
    17,000 islands & almost 260 million people
    Life in the Anthropocene.



    Indonesia is by all accounts one of the world's most populated nations with its soon to be 260 million strong population scattered across an astounding 17 000 islands. Another fascinating aspect of life in Indonesia is that in total its population is made up of over 300 different ethnic and linguistic groups that combined speak over 700 different languages.

  • Books & Publishing: How and where to buy or read 'Wings of a Raven, 2028AD'

    Quality time needed: 2 minutes


    Wings of a Raven, 2028AD.
    Book 1 in my mature, new adult Sci-fi universe.



    Wings of a Raven, 2028AD.
    Price: $2.99
    Print length: 147 Pages
    Publication date: August 2017
    ISBN: 9781537855714
    Read it at your local library or right here at my own 'a Norse View' library.
    Or if you so prefer you can buy it from your fav book store for 2.99US$.

  • Fitness School, Do you know the right answer?. Question 12, Running and the shock impact of each step.

    Quality time needed: 4 minutes





    Fitness School
    Do you know the right answer?.



    Question number 12 in our School of Fitness.
    Today's question, running is a super healthy aspect of any fit & healthy lifestyle. But the brunt of running too often also put intense pressure and wear on feet and knees and tibia since our lower body absorbs almost all of the impact while we run.
    So how often do the average runner ( in general ) smash their delicate feet's and shin bone into that immovable ground per minute while they are ramping up the miles.

  • Book: 'Wings of a Raven, 2028AD'. The first book from the near future book universe 2028AD created by Mike Koontz. Mature and at times naughty storytelling and explicit events hide behind each page of this sci-fi tale. Less than 40 000 words.




    Suitable for a mature audience. 17+ and up. Adult storytelling and explicit events.
    UHD audio video book reading TBA
    Vacation read ( Three+ Nights Bed time read )
    'Wings of a Raven' By Mike Koontz is the first book in a shared contemporary book universe called 2028AD. Mature and at times even naughty storytelling and explicit events lurk behind each page as we traverse the known familiarities of planet Earth and the uncharted vastness of the universe.
    And if at any point and turn, you feel that you need more from this charming sci-fi universe, reach for the abyss of the dark world wide web and the home of every book and short story that relates to 2028AD right here at anorseview.com.
    The first book in this sci-fi universe, is delivered with a touch of abstract horror, and the pleasure and kink of sensual and sultry naughty love. Mixed with moments of life and death, science, and space exploration, pollution, sex, war, poverty, famine. The man made horror and climate change.
    In the 2028AD universe Earth is a world wrought in chaos. And it is a place where hope and despair tumble and take turn with the trembling steps of colonizing other planets while the oceans on planet Earth keeps rising.
    Photography, and writing by Mike Koontz
    2018, a Norse View Imaging and Publishing

  • Fitness School, Do you know the right answer?. Question 10, Describe the complete meaning of the fitness word "repetition".

    Quality time needed: 3 minutes





    Fitness School
    Do you know the right answer?.



    Question number 10 in our School of Fitness.
    Explain the word repetition as it applies to weight lifting.
    Every fitness routine talks about reps and set. But what does that mean, what constitutes a "repetition"?.

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