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  • Yanshi

    October 1, 2021 at 12:06 PM

    Walking associates a lot of health benefits with it and can prove to be really advantageous to health if done on a regular basis. However, despite the obvious health benefits, very few people resort to walking these days. One could consider a lot of reasons behind the fading popularity of walking, including lack of time and motivation, and this essay will curate some of the possible causes along with the solutions to the same.

    In today’s competitive world, we seem to have arrived in a situation, where the world is advancing at an ever increasing pace, people are busy progressing in their careers and accomplishing their materialistic needs and health has taken a backseat. As a result, people are paying lesser and lesser time to their health than they ideally should. Lack of time, motivation and awareness has led them to drift apart from health beneficial activities such as walking. People find more pleasure in accomplishing their materialistic desires than spending time on their health, and walking seems to be an impossible task for such people.

    Another point worth mentioning is, increasing levels of pollution, which tends to demotivate people to walk, even if they are willing to do so. Walking in a degraded environment with harmful gases around, tends to do more harm than good. As a result, many health conscious people, prefer to resort to indoor exercises. Degrading condition and lack of proper roads, footpaths and parks could also be considered as one of the causes, as it prevents people from walking peacefully in a suitable environment.

    To get more people to walk, one needs to make several amendments, including improvement in pollution and infrastructure. Walking in a polluted environment associates a lot of negative effects with it, therefore it is necessary for the government to ponder over the fact and make some serious changes like reducing the number of vehicles on road, supervising the activities of factories and prohibiting them from dumping their chemical wastes into the environment, etc. Furthermore, people need to be made aware of importance of health and walking. Government needs to come up with health schemes, awaring people about health benefits associated with walking. A considerable amount of time should be given in improving the infrastructure, allowing people to walk, who are willing to walk.

    Moreover, people need to realize the fact that the better their health is, the more pleasurable their lives will be. If everyone starts considering their health on priority basis, they themselves will indulge in fruitful activities like walking.

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