We hear about this problem again and again on the news, yet the Government and the powers that be seem to be blind to at least one solution. They talk about taxing fatty/unhealthy foods; they talk about gastric bands, but never about getting the nation to take more exercise.
In HealthUlocked, C25K, Parkruns and other groups they have the perfect way to promote the benefits of running. Many school could easily promote running, and many teachers [I know] are keen and dedicated runners. My wife's school does have a cross country team, but many don't. It could be a simple, cheap and very effective way of getting the nation moving. And, as we all know, it is cheap, can be done anywhere from a local park, the school field, on an inner city housing estate to the coast and moors that we are lucky enough to have in this country. There is NO excuse Government.
Please, lets ALL write to our local MP and start applying pressure. It is coming up to an election, so it is the only time that politicians actually listen to us rather than talking down to us. Make the most of the coming months and write to them....lots of times!