General practitioners are said to get tough and tell patients that they are fat, as Boris Johnson orders overweight people to get on their bikes and lose weight – causing a rift in the cabinet
- Boris Johnson starts Heath Drive against the 35 million overweight British
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Boris Johnson will tomorrow say two-thirds of the British who are fat should get on their bikes to lose weight – as general practitioners are instructed to be direct and tell their patients if they are too fat.
The Prime Minister intends to put the daily movement at the heart of his new Better Health initiative, targeting the 35 million British whose overweight is estimated to be overweight.
He even recruits his dog Dilyn to highlight the benefits of the walk. It is believed that the one-year-old rescue puppy will appear in a video next to Mr. Johnson when he starts the campaign.
One of the key elements of the campaign will be to urge general practitioners to get in touch with patients directly.
The Prime Minister intends to put the daily movement at the heart of his new Better Health initiative, targeting the 35 million British whose overweight is estimated to be overweight. He is pictured with dog Dilyn, who will be seen in a video next to him
Mr. Johnson told the Sun on Sunday: “Just like a generation ago, general practitioners have helped stop smoking. Now general practitioners will help people get fit.
"We will make general practitioners treat people with compassion and directly."
The package will include an expansion of the NHS weight loss services, instructing GPs to urge patients to cycle more to lose those extra pounds.
The government has proposed measures to combat obesity as there is growing evidence that obesity is associated with a higher risk of serious coronavirus disease.
Mr. Johnson attributed his heavy build to his brush with the death of Covid-19. But the vigorous measures that are to be unveiled – such as a comprehensive ban on promoting junk food on radio waves and enforcing restaurant calorie counts – have shared opinions within Mr. Johnson's top team.
A cabinet source said, "Just as we urge the British to" eat out to help "and try to boost the economy, we risk tying together the very small companies that the Treasury says the government is trying to to help bureaucracy and beatings the Treasury with diminishing returns. & # 39;
Boris Johnson will go for a run in May. The government has proposed measures to combat obesity as there is growing evidence that obesity is associated with a higher risk of serious coronavirus disease
A minister described the plan as a "fool" and added, "It is draconian and it will not work. It means that chippies and pubs that sell burgers run the risk of being blocked online for advertising and get stuck in paperwork to check the Public Health England nannies on site. & # 39;
The Treasury and Department of Commerce raised special concerns on Sunday, according to The Mail, as it is feared that this will affect tax revenues and corporate earnings.
A Whitehall source said: “Boris has chosen the more extreme things that are pumped out by the public health lobby and they are only distributed by # 10. Even some of his closest employees hate it. But what the PM wants, the PM gets. I'm just not sure if it was thought through properly. & # 39;
Last night, a government spokesman said, "We will urge the public to use this moment to take stock of their lives – and take simple steps to lose weight, live a healthier life and relieve pressure on the NHS . "
However, Christopher Snowdon of the Institute of Economic Affairs said: “If Boris believes that restricting advertising will reduce obesity, he is wrong. If he thinks he'll gain favor with leftist nanny statisticians by alienating his natural followers, he's delusional. & # 39;