The fitness challenge at work is up and running now. Time will tell how it turns out - so far the response has been mostly good, and apparently the introductory e-mail prevented one of my coworkers from having a can of coke yesterday, so as far as I'm concerned, it's a success :-)
Also, apparently Gordon Campbell & co. are getting in on the action and announced a fitness/health program of some sort in the Throne Speech yesterday. I have no idea what actual programs are going to be put in place. In theory I support any initiative like this, but it remains to be seen how completely lame it is. Personally, I think that companies should be given tax breaks for instituting programs that get their employees healthier. I doubt that there's much a government can do - what kind of individual tax breaks could you give someone - a "healthy weight" tax benefit? Deduct your fitness club fees? Anyone have any thoughts on this? Anyone know what the throne speech actually said on this?