Friday, 18 March 2011



What can be done to encourage people to take more exercise?

It can generally be said that people today do not take enough exercise, a fact which accounts for an alarming increase in the number of heart attacks among young men and women. The 1. fact that many people today lead busy lives means they have little time for leisure activities.

What clearly needs to be 2.done is to encourage people to take more exercise by emphasising the health benefits that it can bring, as 3.well as the risks that we face by not taking any exercise. Doctors can play an effective role in persuading people to change their 4.routine/habits by encouraging them to exercise.

5.Another suggestion is that sports centres open earlier, close later and offer weekend activities. In this 6.way/sense, it would be easier for people to fit an exercise programme into their busy schedules.

Finally, companies 7.should sponsor sports teams and hold regular sports events in an effort to persuade employees to exercise. As a 8.result, they will not consider exercise an exhausting chore, but a way of making the most-of their time. However, if these measures are to have any effect, people must change their lifestyles.

All 10.things considered, exercise should be an important part of everyone's weekly routine. If followed, the suggestions above should result in an improvement in the general health of the population.

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