If I lived in Dubai I could have made almost 2 grand from the weight I lost. If only Britain did the same.. (although I know I shouldn't have got fat in the first place!)
its a nice idea and a good way to encourage ur society to be healthier,but it will annoy thoes who are already healthy
Nice incentive. I think I need to lose 5Kg. I mean getting paid £150 for 5Kg isn't too bad, for about 5-10 weeks of gym? So about £20 - £40 expense, for £150 gain. Not too bad I guess
What's wrong with simply giving money however?
Nothing like offering gold for weight loss in the holy and pure month of Ramadan.
If they can afford it and it helps obesity problems, then why not...
I only they sat down and had a think about this...
Yes its a great incentive to loose weight, and they do have the money to do this. Unfortunately, what they obviously failed to realise, there will be large amounts of people who will put on a huge amount of weight leading up to this scheme and then loose it all and more during ramadan to receive the gold. Especially as it is available to 'all walks of life'. There are quite a lot of labourers in Dubai in need of that money, and with the vast amount of fast food available I know where they will be in the months prior to ramadan.
You don't lose weight by fasting, or at least not the amount worth in gold. You lose weight by eating more healthy food, stimulating the metabolism, switching from sugar burning to fat burning, and include weight training and cardio.