Saturday, June 28, 2008

Japan gets tough on spare tires

Yikes! Workplaces in Japan are cracking down on obesity:
Under a national law that came into effect two months ago, companies and local governments must now measure the waistlines of Japanese people between the ages of 40 and 74 as part of their annual checkups. [. . .] Those exceeding government limits [. . .] and having a weight-related ailment will be given dieting guidance if after three months they do not lose weight.

"Goodbye, weight!"

—Mellow Monk

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