6 Red-Tuesday 12th May

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? …..

19 thoughts on “6 Red-Tuesday 12th May

  1. No because its their choice whether they eat healthy or unhealthy. Some people may look unhealthy because they are ( overweight ) and they will penalise them but that is not right because they might be trying to lose weight.
    I also have a question : How will the government identify the people in this category of being overweight?

  2. I do not think they should penalise people for having unhealthy lifestyles because some people might not afford to have a healthy lifestyle so they don’t have a choice.

  3. You should be able to live your life however u choose to whether its the right,healthy way that our right as a person to make them decisions if its a wrong they should be punished.In fact lot of the things that would change very much feel like a punishment for poor people.

    • Hello Shree, it’s lovely to hear from you. Shree before you post a comment can you in future re-read what you have written to ensure it makes sense.

  4. Should governments penalise people for having unhealthy lifestyles?
    I believe that the government should not penalise people for having unhealthy lifestyles. This is because when they become older they will face the consequences and they will learn the hard way. Additionally, that person may be unhealthy because they do not have enough money to buy healthy foods like avocado, blueberries and more. Therefore, I believe that the government should not penalise people for having unhealthy lifestyles.

    • Hi Luiza, please answer the question by yourself or ask a grown up at home to help you. Do not just copy and paste answers given by others children.

  5. If some people are forced to eat any food so to have a unhealthy lifestyle but there are many ways to do exercise with no equipment so i think they should.

  6. How are you today Miss Kaur? I hope you are well.
    Should governments penalise people for having unhealthy lifestyles?
    I believe that the government should not penalise people for having unhealthy lifestyles. This is because when they become older they will face the consequences and they will learn the hard way. Additionally, that person may be unhealthy because they do not have enough money to buy healthy foods like avocado, blueberries and more. Therefore, I believe that the government should not penalise people for having unhealthy lifestyles.

    • Hi Safa, it’s lovely to hear from you as always. Is it not the responsibility of the government to help people become more healthy? Surely it is better to acknowledge the issue before it becomes a problem both for that individual and for the health care system?

    • Hello Mustafa, not all healthy foods are expensive. Most supermarkets sell fresh fruit which is cheaper to buy than a multipack of your favourite chocolate bar. So do people really have a choice as to buy healthy or unhealthy foods?

  7. I do not think that people should be penalized for having an unhealthy lifestyle.Nowadays it is very hard to get healthy food without paying a lot of money.Some people are just not as fortunate and they cannot afford to eat healthily.We should instead find ways to make eating healthily easier and cheaper.

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