Ms. Tang was held as a success story. She gave several lectures at school and she was always regarded as a smart entrepeneur for pioneering the health industry in Taiwan.
The business started showing signs of decay after the boiler incident -which was not managed very well, and served to highlight the problems of cost-cutting. Let’s see what the results of the prosecutor’s raid bring up.
If I understood corectly, stopping the credit card payments will not be easy, say the banks to the ex Alexander customers. Now that’s a bummer.
As top our gyms being full of obasans, actually, I prefer it like that. They are more disciplined, and I cannopt help but admire an 80 year old who swims regularly.
Furthermore, this is a rapidly expanding market -and far more reliable:
[quote] Old Taiwanese people enjoy a much higher frequency of exercise than their younger counterparts, with one out of four elderly people enjoying established sports habits,a researcher of the National Health Research Institute said Friday.
Wen Chi-pang said 50 percent of Taiwanese people interviewed for a survey admitted that they do not like to exercise, citing results of a survey on exercise habits that started in 2001.
Wen said 75 percent of the population do not get sufficient exercise, if those who burn less than 500 calories through exercise per week are added to the 50 percent of people who take no exercise at all. “Those who think they take physical exercise are not necessarily burning enough calories,” Wen noted.
The survey results show that only one seventh of the males and one tenth of the females surveyed burn more than 750 calories per week during exercise, which is the median amount suggested by the U.S. Center for Disease and Prevention.
Nearly 8 million young people with higher education and high income comprise the group that gets the least exercise, Wen said, citing the survey results.
The elderly tend to exercise more because they have more free time and realize the benefits of exercise from experience, Wen said. He encouraged young people to engage in more physical activities.
chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/2007 … people.htm