Fat benefits claimants told to go to the gym or face having have handouts taken away by local councils

Fat benefits claimants told to go to the gym or face having have handouts taken away by local councilsThe initiative could see obese people prescribed activity sessions by GPsThey would be penalised if they failed to turn up or rewarded if they doWestminster City Council back report which could make 'significant' savings for the public purse By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 01:56 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:21 GMT, 3 January 2013 Obese benefits claimants have been warned they could lose handouts if they refuse to get fit.

Refuse to exercise and we could cut your benefits, fat claimants are told

Refuse to exercise and we could cut your benefits, fat claimants are toldThe initiative could see obese people prescribed activity sessions by GPsThey would be penalised if they failed to turn up or rewarded if they doWestminster City Council will publish a report on the scheme today By Rosie Taylor PUBLISHED: 01:56 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:42 GMT, 3 January 2013 Obese benefits claimants who refuse to exercise could have their payments cut under plans being considered by a local council.

Heart disease: It"s never too late to exercise: Major new British study proves that starting gardening, walking and DIY in your fifties can cut…

It's never too late to exercise: Major new British study proves that starting gardening, walking and DIY in your fifties can cut risk of heart diseaseTwo-and-a-half hours of light exercise a week can suppress inflammation in the body – which is believed to contribute to heart diseaseThe exercise simply has to raise the heart rate to be of benefitPeople of all ages can improve their health by working on a DIY or gardening project every week | UPDATED: 23:10 GMT, 13 August 2012 Stepping up exercise levels in your 50s is likely to cut your chances of suffering a heart attack in later life.

Stand up before you keel over: Sitting increases risk of dying in three years by 40%

Stand up before you keel over: Sitting increases risk of dying in three years by 40% | UPDATED: 10:46 GMT, 27 March 2012 Sitting down for 11 hours or more per day increases your chances of dying within three years – whether you're physically active or not.