Proud Infidel ranting about the ongoing war against democratic and secular values (Don't fool yourselves)! Maybe a voice of sanity in a wide ocean of madness.

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Make all staff exercise for an hour, says top health adviser

A radical plan to improve the nation's health - including a workplace "exercise hour" - has been unveiled by a leading Government adviser.

New figures today show England is the fattest country in the EU. Now Professor Julian Le Grand, chairman of Health England, hopes to encourage people to improve their diets, give up smoking and exercise more.

He proposed the introduction of a smoking permit, which smokers would be required to show each time they bought tobacco. It is then their choice to go smoke free and not buy a permit.

Companies with more than 500 staff would have an " exercise hour". Employees would have to deliberately choose not to join in. The proposalsare the opposite of the Government's approach which requires people to opt in to healthy lifestyles. Instead it would be up to them to make the unhealthy choice.

In his speech to the Royal Statistical Society last night the professor, a former aide to Tony

Blair said: "It is not like banning something, it's a softer form of paternalism."

Weeeelll! Now, I'm not a smoker. I know smoking is a burden on the taxpayers (more sick leave, disieses etc) But forcing someone to buy a permit... is that not a bit like forcing people to buy permits before making a suicide? Or why not a licence to buy alchohole? Water is leathal in to great quantities! Should we not then have a licens to handle this deadly substance?

Living will prove to be leathal! How about a must have permit that you have to buy for your right to live? (Ok, ok... I know that we allready pay taxes!)

3 Comments:

Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

yikes I got hit by a tennis ball yesterday..so bruised I can hardly walk..LOL

Thursday, 25 October 2007 at 05:59:00 CEST

 
Blogger pela68 said...

Well, I really do hope you write a letter to your congressman asking for a legislation of having to have a permit to play tennis!

As a matter of fact a Swedish tennis player- Edman- once killed a man when he served (I'm not joking, he hit the net judge in his privates and he died of a heart attack).

Hundreds of athletes dies every year when competing and training- most notably soccer players and cross country runners.

What conclution can be made?

Excercise is leathal!

It should be banned!

Or atleast you should have a permit to do it...

(c:

Thursday, 25 October 2007 at 12:05:00 CEST

 
Blogger Yankee Doodle said...

I think they should make us all buy air permits, which we would then have to show every time we breathe.

We of course would retain the freedom to not buy the permits, and just stop breathing.

Friday, 26 October 2007 at 02:59:00 CEST

 

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