Thank God for the NHS, Socialism and other isms.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I walked in this afternoon to see a postcard that came in the post, laying there on the doormat.
The British National Health Service, (NHS) in conjunction with my Local Council, are offering free use of their leisure facilities. The only catch is, that you have to use the facility at least four times a month.
I am absolutely chuffed. The facility that I love to use the most, is Alexander stadium. I love walking the tracks there, I am a gadget person, and there, I get to sample all the latest gadgets, since its also a national elite sports training facility.
When it was announced in the news, that the government was rolling out several projects to incentivise citizens to live healthier lives, I pooh pooh'd the idea, thinking it was going to be a white elephant.
I am so happy and pleasantly surprised that my skepticism was unfounded.
I intend to improve my fitness level by about 30%, in the next 3 months.
drop some more weight of course, and pen a letter, to whoever thought of this wonderful idea, so they know that it is indeed appreciated.