Obese Londoners must hit gym or lose benefits

In bid to tackle condition, one borough says it will cut payments to obese residents who refuse to exercise.

    Overweight people in one of Britain's wealthiest boroughs could soon face financial penalties.

    Westminster plans to have doctors prescribe exercise to overweight residents.

    If people refuse to workout, the local council will cut their benefits.

    The move is part of a mission by Westminister to tackle the country's growing problem with obesity.

    Currently, about 25 percent of adults in the UK are considered obese. That number will jump to over 50 percent of adults by 2050. 

    Phil Lavelle reports from London.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why Saudi-Israeli normalisation could be dangerous

    Why Saudi-Israeli normalisation could be dangerous

    Apart from being disastrous for Palestine, normalising relations with Israel could get Saudi Arabia in real trouble.

    Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

    Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

    With female foeticide still widespread, one woman tells her story of being mutilated for giving birth to her daughters.

    What is Mohammed bin Salman's next move?

    What is Mohammed bin Salman's next move?

    There are reports Saudi Arabia is demanding money from the senior officials it recently arrested.