Some people say that the best way to improve public health is by increasing the number of sports facilities. Others, however, say that this would have little effect on public health and that other measures are required.
Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
It is often argued that the best way to improve public health is by increasing the number of sports facilities whilst others feel that this would have little impact on public health and other measures are required. Increasing the number of sports facilities might be beneficial but in addition to that awareness about health and physical activity should be created amongst people through various campaigns.
The improvisation in sports facilities would affect public health in a good way. People would have easy access to better equipment’s, playing areas which is like to encourage them to indulge in sports regularly or whenever they have free time. It would burn off their calories making them less prone to chronic diseases like hypertension or diabetes. For example, If good equipment and playing areas are made available in a residential complex, more people would come and play.
However, other measures like awareness campaigns must be organized to motivate people to indulge in sports activities. These campaigns would give people a better understanding of the importance of physical activity and how greatly it affects the human body. It would encourage them to either go for a walk, or play their favorite sport whenever they have time. For example, In Singapore, such campaigns are run often which has motivated people to include any form of sports in their daily routine.
In conclusion, public health would not be improved by increasing the number of sports facilities alone but other method such as encouraging people and keeping them motivated to practice the same on a daily basis is also required.