The amount of exercise that city dwellers get nowadays has reduced substantially in the past few years. This essay will discuss some possible reasons, as to why people living in cities do not perform physical activities regularly and suggest solutions to this problem.
The first reason is that, there is a shortage of designated areas for exercising in cities. Due to mass migration of people from rural to urban areas, cities have become overcrowded. Therefore, towns do not have enough space to accommodate the ever increasing population and public places are used by government for constructing houses. As a result, people struggle to find places where they can exercise. Another reason is that, people in cities are now busier than in the past. They work for long hours to make a living for themselves and their families. Hence, they have limited time after work to go to the gym or perform physical exercises.
Certainly, there are several ways to tackle this issue. Firstly, the government should provide more facilities to public for workout, such as opening public parks, sports and yoga centres. Moreover, these amenities can be made free of cost and maintained properly in order to attract people. If more gymnasiums, public parks or yoga centres are provided to the public, people will definitely use them. Secondly, companies can construct a small area in their premises for performing exercise, where employees can work out after their working hours are finished. In addition to this, people should also prioritise their health over work and money and make small changes in their lifestyle. For instance, people can walk the stairs instead of using escalators or elevators.
To sum up, the lack of space and time are the main constraints that discourage urban dwellers from getting enough exercise. However, building exercising facilities and people’s own initiative can solve this problem.