Good morning Six Red, hope you are all well. Has anybody got any exciting news to share with us all? I don’t know about you but I love hearing about happy / exciting news! Today I would like you to seriously think about the consequences of having an unhealthy lifestyle. At Broad Heath we all encourage one another to lead a healthy lifestyle. We are very passionate about taking part in some form of physical exercise everyday ( beat the teacher challenge ). You guys are extremely luckily to have access to all the wonderful sport facilities ( swimming pool, golf course, adventure playground etc) which no other primary school in Coventry has. Additionally we support one another to eat healthy meals, making the right choices for our snacks and learning about how what we eat impacts the way our bodies function.
Unfortunately the obesity rate in the UK is rising, and it’s becoming a real concern for the younger generation. During the current situation we face with the coronavirus, research is suggesting those who are obese may find it more challenging to fit the virus and become really ill. We are very privileged that we have a health care system ( NHS ) which is there to help us get better and it is available for everyone regardless of their background. So my question to you today is :
Should governments penalise people for having unhealthy lifestyles?
Our NHS is often under extreme pressure to help people as they don’t have enough staff, equipment, funds etc. So if people choose to lead unhealthy lifestyles, which results in them getting more poorly, and requiring medical attention which they may not have needed if they were healthy, should they be penalised? What are your thoughts? …..