A heavy heart
We are a fat and lazy generation and we are going to pay for it. But worst of all, so will the next generation and the one after that. Our kids are going to pay the price of our greed. Congratulations.
Nearly a quarter of all UK adults are now classed as obese. Not chubby, not a little bit over their fighting weight. Clinically obese. That means it is likely to damage their health. Unlike our European brothers we’ve chosen to take an American model and consume ourselves into early graves. But not content with that, we’re doing it to our kids too…..24% of children aged between 2 and 15 are also obese.
And before I hear any of this passive liberal rubbish about it being a condition and fat people being as healthy as others….let us be clear…..THAT IS ALL CRAP! Stop pretending, stop lying to yourselves and stop being a lame victim. The vast majority of obesity is linked to lifestyle choices and being over weight is statistically proven to increase your risk of a whole host of illnesses and conditions.
So not only are we over feeding our kids, we’re also likely to completely fuck the National Health Service in the process by bleeding it dry of resources through our own over indulgence and complete laziness.
Health problems, higher taxes and a crumbling health system. What a fine legacy we are going to leave. Unless we start doing something about this NOW. As businesses, as organisations we need to take this seriously. I’ve written about this before, I know. But SOMEONE has to step up to the plate and sort this one out. The Government aren’t going to do it….they’re busy REDUCING the amount off sport done in schools. We need collectively to take this one seriously and understand that health and wellbeing is a competitive edge not only for our businesses but for the country as a whole.
Start the education process, start the programmes and initiatives that will help your staff, start leading from the front and being clear that a healthy workforce is as important as a healthy profit. If we don’t take action we are condemning this country in the same way the previous generation fucked up our pensions for us. Are you ok with that? Because I’m not.