Posts Tagged ‘health’

Few days ago there was an article about Crowne Plaza Copenhagen’s idea of producing green electricity and reducing their carbon footprint on the earth. The idea was of a cycle placed in their gymnasium, which has the capability of producing electricity, just by paddling. The hotel was also providing the guests a chance to win a free meal by producing a particular amount of wattage for the hotel; food and health together.

Just imagine using such an innovative idea around hotels and health centres in Karachi. Yes, I know people here would not take it seriously, but what if they do. Why do you have to be so open, just install the cycle powered generation unit in the exercise machines and see the gap in demand and supply of electricity fall. But is this the real problem?

The problem lies, in not implementing the idea, but in encouraging people to join health clubs. Moreover, Karachiites are becoming more and more obsessed with eating out. Blame it on lack of recreational activities, lack of awareness of such spots or security of life, the truth is that the new fast food generation has been born and grown. In no time we will be competing with America for the largest population of obese people in the world.

On the positive side, some people (already obese) will welcome the idea as an opportunity to shed some fat and work for a greener planet. Others, from the pro-conservative society will welcome the idea with open arms, ready to adopt the system in their lives.

This innovative idea will not only bring about a drastic change in the frequency and length of load shedding by KESC or WAPDA, but will help to reduce obesity and make our planet green.


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‘Smoking kills’ but not the die-hard smelly smokers. Who does it kill then? Us, people who even hate the stench of nicotine and tobacco. Every packet of cigarette says ‘smoking is injurious to health’ but why would they listen. If you must have cigarettes then have it. That’s what they think.

There are so many people who fall sick due to passive smoking and many more who feel nauseous due to the smell. Do they care about these things? Given that they do not even care how they smell around friends, why would they care how others would feel. They are even numb to the feelings of people who care about them.

If you want to die, then die alone. Dragging others with you will not do you any good. In the hereafter we won’t even recognize each other. So what’s the use.

Think about the time when you have a lovely wife, a son and a daughter. Would you want them to smoke passively? What will happen to them; when they are still in their primaries and u die due to smoking related diseases. Who will support them, who will encourage and motivate them to try their best, who will get them their first  bike or their first car, who would ease the tension and depression of your wife? Think about it.

It is a humble request to all the habitual and occasional smokers to stop smoking. To the freshmen of the school of smelly smokers DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT pick that passport to disaster again.



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