Healthy, not by choice

August 1, 2014 Times Live

by Katharine Child


If the current wave of health legislation continues, we may all be forced into compulsory exercise as in North Korea.

This is according to Free Market Foundation executive director Leon Louw, who asked at what point “does one draw the line?”.

In a bid to curb rising obesity rates and a growing burden of lifestyle diseases and weight problems in children, the Department of Health has passed new laws and proposed quite radical legislation.

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The head of the Vitality Institute, Derek Yach, says regulation should be a last resort after education and health incentives have failed.

 

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