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Fat to fit the Finnish way!

Being an ex-Staff Nurse I'm interested in people's health, so an article in todays Guardian entitled 'Fat to fit the Finnish way' interested and intrigued me. And then it left me wondering, would this system and idea work here in Britain?

My feeling is that its a good idea, and all praise to the Finns for succeeding in reversing their horrific trends and statistics, but it won't work here. Why? Well, for one, theres a different type of government which is not quite so 'nanny-state' like, at the moment anyway. :) And the consciousness of the British people seems to be changing, seemingly becoming 'Exercise is good, but not for me'! People are more willing to sit around and watch television for their entertainment, to hire a video for Saturday night rather than going to the cinema and then climbing the steps to their seat, etc. Its not safe now for children to cycle to school, or to go cycling in the countryside just exploring their locality, not like it was when I was a child!

Basically, we've become a sedentary society! And it doesn't seem as if this trend and situation is going to be reversed, unfortunately.
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