Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Paying for the Doughnuts

This is an interesting article.
My southern neighbors in Alabama have decided that overweight employees in state government jobs have a year to get fit or start paying for free health care.


P. J. said...

glad to see this. I don't know where people got the idea that they are entitled to health care (that's a whole other conversation) but if they are mooching off their employer then this is a step in the right direction. A $25/month fee is not much of an incentive to put down the ho-ho's and pick up a kettlebell though, especially considering the state is paying $300-400 per person or more. It's a start anyway. I caught a headline in a chiropractic journal that Chiropractors are being hired as wellness consultants by corporations to help in this regard. A Chiro would definitely be a better choice than a dietitian at giving eating advice.
My $.02

Dr. Mark Cheng said...

The Iron Tamer should take over the state of Alabama... Actually, that'd be one hell of a government contract to win! Imagine if you were the one to design and implement a fitness and wellness program for an entire state!

Doug Nepodal RKC TL said...

DW, How goes the warrior diet?