Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Foxtrot and tango

This is akin to driving to the gym... prescriptions for dance classes. I can't get my head around people that drive to the gym for a workout.. why don't the choose a gym a couple of miles away and run there an back (without going in) and save themselves pounds? I'm told it helps with motivation...

Anyway dance classes??? This was tried a few years ago with gym classes on prescription and is a prime example of a sticking plaster public health measure. If someone urgently needs support and motivation to lose weight then this should be available. If we want the popoulation as a whole to slim down, we have to address the way people want to live their lives.

Getting more people to walk and cycle will do a lot more good than a few people learning the quick step. That said, dancing is excellent fun and recommended to all (just not on prescription).


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