Seems obesity in becoming a big problem (according to the news today). BBC interviewed a lady who was 27 years old and 27 stone
Now I like my food and beer as much as the next man and as a result I rarely buy crisps or biscuits, because if I open them I'll find it impossible not to eat the whole pack, yet thankfully I also do plenty of sports which burns off the calories quite nicely. Because I do sports then I also have an added incentive to keep my weight down, otherwise if I don't I'm going to struggle like hell to keep up with the hard tail whippets.
The woman on TV said, I've tried this diet, that diet etc and nothing works but never once did she mention, I've tried swimming, cycling etc. It struck me that many people who are obese don't seem to have any interest in much else outside of watching telly, so naturally it's going to be really difficult for them to get the motivation they need to loose the weight and I don't blame them.
So surely rather than GP's sending people to dieticians, to weigh loss clinics etc, would not a better way be to find a sport that they enjoy (surely there's a sport for everyone)? That way maybe the motivation to loose weight will develop?
Oh and before anyone says, darts doesn't count as a sport - well not for the purposes of this anyway!