WARNING! To avoid risk of explosion, never mention these 2 facts about childhood obesity in the same sentence. OK?

Exercising thumbs and fingers on video games or TV, or cell phone just take up all the time that used to go into playing a game, running, skipping, hopping…

Pride's Purge


(not satire – it’s the UK today!)

DANGER! The following two facts must be kept well apart – mixing them could be explosive.

Here they are:

Fact No. 1

New research published today shows that childhood obesity in the UK is soaring and around a half of children in the country don’t take even one hour of exercise a day.

Fact No. 2

The government is selling off two school playing fields every month.

WARNING!  To avoid serious risk of explosion, NEVER EVER be careless enough to mention these two facts together.

Oh shit. I think I just have.

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Actually, obesity is likely to be linked to the soft drinks industry. Here’s an excellent article about that:

The demon drink: war on sugar

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Related articles by Tom Pride:

How The Gove Stole Summer (with apologies to Dr. Suess)

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