It is generally accepted that people today take insufficient
, combined with
poor diet, can lead to ill health and a poor quality of life. In view of
, it has been
that governments should act to encourage more
. I shall consider two
the proposed methods.
Probably the most important action governments could take would be to introduce an
to publicising the benefits of
a compulsory part of the school curriculum and get
used to following an
regime. In my view,
, there should be a corresponding programme aimed at adults. If parents took
programme put on by the school, they would be supporting what
children were being taught.
It has been suggested that if
facilities were free, there would be an increased
take-up. In theory,
seems an excellent way of encouraging adults to
am doubtful. It is based on the assumption that
, whereas in
and cycling, two very effective ways of keeping fit, are
and can be fitted conveniently into most people_s daily routine.
, in my
, providing expensive extra facilities is unnecessary and would be a misuse of
In view of the above arguments, I believe governments should introduce education
aimed at people of all ages because
is the most cost-effective means
achieving the desired goal.
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