Gym and Gain

by Medindia Content Team on  January 25, 2008 at 5:18 PM General Health News
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Gym and Gain
British govt's strategy to have healthiest citizens.  The govt  has a scheme  in the  offing. The employers will encourage their workforce  to be health conscious  and  shed  their  weight. One who loses the  maximum  weight  gains  the  maximum  by  way of   cash incentives,  vouchers  and other rewards  .One who renounces  junk food in favour of healthy eating and living  will be rewarded  handsomely.
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The announcement comes after experts estimated that most of the population in Britain would be obese by 2050 unless urgent action is taken and the related rise in ill health would cost the NHS 50 billion pounds a year.

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The  scheme  would be  financed  by the  companies  which  employ  the  people, as they are the ones to benefit  from healthy  workforce. The UK Govt  is planning to invest 372 million Pounds over three years to implement the strategy  and  annual reports will be published.

Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives will feature a series of projects run through the Well@Work scheme, led by the British Heart Foundation, which offer rewards for workers who lose weight.

The companies will have  attached gyms  to  facilitate exercising along with  dieting.

Source: ANI
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