NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens is considering plans to introduce weight-loss competitions to staff in the health service.
More gyms are to be built and NHS sites will become increasingly cycle friendly, while prizes such as pedometers will be on offer for staff who shed the pounds, The Sun newspaper has reported.
Promising to tackle the obesity problem, Mr Stevens told The Sun: “It’s hard for the NHS to talk about how important this is if we don’t get our own act together. I think the NHS has got to take an example in helping our own staff and hopefully other employers will follow suit.”
Would trust incentives such as weight loss competitions motivate you to lose weight?