Monday, January 10, 2011

When the Going Gets Tough - Lower Your Standards


Or, at least, that's what our esteemed government has decided.

Apparently, not enough Canadians are getting in the recommended 60mins of exercise per day, and our obesity epidemic continues to grow. Naturally, if this is the case, then it only makes sense - we have to lower the bar. Our society won't be any healthier, but at least their self-esteem will remain intact while they continue to strain the health care system with their lifestyle-related illnesses and injuries.

I'm so shocked and disgusted by this, and by the apparent apathy (or worse, support) that this ridiculous move is generating - I actually find myself at a loss for words.

Shame on you, Health Canada.

~Guy

3 comments:

Lynne said...

Do you have a link to the Health Canada article or post you are referencing? Did I miss it?

Anonymous said...

Well put Guy! Lowering standards, be they educational, health-related, goal- related ............ leads to mediocrity. Hopefully, the majority of Canadians aspire to greater heights! Carol

Guy Demong said...

Someone asked about a reference link - see it here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/canada-to-ease-physical-fitness-guidelines/article1857880/