If there has ever been a time to get kids pumped up about being healthy and active, it's during the Olympics.
Piers Morgan agrees, and feels that the U.K. should use this opportunity to ride the coattails of Olympic inspiration and turn the nation into one healthy machine for youth!
Here's what he said:
"Get our bored youth fit & playing competitive sport every day - then watch teenage obesity, violence, hooliganism, crime etc disintegrate. Capitalise on this Olympic fever."
He went on to outline his plan:
"The Government should order at least 1hr of compulsory daily sport for every State school child in Britain + provide staff/equipment. Then buy back the playing fields so disgracefully sold off. Oh, and while we're at it, make every schoolchild sing the National Anthem every day. Make them proud of their country. Make school sports competitive again. No more of this banning egg-and-spoon races crap to avoid upsetting poor little Tiddles."
Piers Morgan tellin' it like it is!!
Though, we're not so sure the government should require activity — in the end, it's up to the individual as to whether or not they want to be unhealthy.
We just need to PERSUADE them not to be, and starting with Olympic inspiration would be GREAT!
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