Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Fighting the fatties in Delhi

It's no surprise that obesity is on the rise in India - 29% according to the article below. Indians have no culture of exercise, no facilities and there is a general disdain for physical exertion.

Cycling is new mantra for Delhi kids

New Delhi: Delhi schools are finally waking up to the scourge that is obesity. With 29 per cent of Delhi school kids between the age of 14 to 18 years being obese, a couple of schools have hit upon an old idea to tackle this big-sized problem.

For a student of Class IX, Aditya, going to school just became healthier. Plus, he seems to like the freedom this mode of transportation provides.

full article here finally a few are waking up to the draw of biking. Not all these kids will become lifelong bikers, but there is a type of person, that 5% that values that freedom.


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