Mexico City Police Paid to Lose Weight

Even you would. This is the Healthy Police program that will grant up to 10,000 Mexican pesos to those in uniform who lose weight.

The security elements are not exactly an example of an athletic figure. Image: El Demócrata
The security elements are not exactly an example of an athletic figure. Image: El Demócrata

Surely you have thought when you go in the car and see a policeman working in Mexico City standing on a cruise vehicle or when the patrol is in front of a food stall: the security elements are not exactly an example of an athletic figure, in fact, many of them are overweight. 

And it's not that they should have a gymnasium body, but in pursuing crime one would expect them to have enough physical condition to do their job, especially meet their goals.

Apparently, the authorities at the head of these corporations have decided to take matters into their own hands and have found an apparent way to combat police obesity by paying them to lose weight, if not to pay them to lose weight. 

This is the Healthy Police program, promoted by the Secretariat of Citizen Security of Mexico City and with which the police can receive up to 10,000 pesos (525 US dollars) to reach a better condition. Nobody would mind that extra bonus.

In 2017, the INEGI revealed that in Mexico 8 out of 10 police presented a degree of overweight or obesity.

Healthy Police program, promoted by the Secretariat of Citizen Security of Mexico City. Image: CC
Healthy Police program, promoted by the Secretariat of Citizen Security of Mexico City. Image: CC

Up to 2000 members of the capital's police could benefit from this initiative that contemplates six months and requires the signing of a letter of commitment. The program begins with a diagnosis that determines the degree of overweight or obesity and during the first receive 1,000 pesos to lose weight and sizes and to reach the maximum goal receive a final bonus of 4,000.

During this period, those who decide to join will receive medical, psychological, nutritional and even dental care.

Source: GQ

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