Exercise – or lose your welfare check?

Posted at 12:16 PM, Jan 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-10 12:17:15-05
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Photo credit: lululemon athletica

Get off the couch – or lose your welfare check?

That’s the idea behind a proposal in England that promises to cut public assistance for overweight people who refuse to follow a doctor’s orders to exercise. 

Read more from The Huffington Post.

The BBC reports it’s part of a series of ideas on how to control more than $3 billion spent on public health campaigns.

Critics say the idea is too harsh – citing the need for different approaches to the obesity problem in the UK and in the world.

The plan could go into effect as soon as April, says the BBC.

Do you think the idea would work?