Would daily texts help you lose weight? A council in England thinks it's a good idea

Feb 04, 2014, 02:41 PM

Would you be motivated by getting texts each day with tips to lose weight? A council in England plan to spend £10,000 sending texts to 500 people who sign up to the project to motivate them. Texts like "use the stairs more", "eat fruit and veg", and "keep a check on snacks and drinks" will be sent out over 10 weeks by Stoke on Trent council. Money well spent? Or would it be better to use it in other projects? Writer Emma Woolf and Andrew Dougal from the Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke discuss