Sunday, 12 July 2015

IELTS Academic Writing - Task 2

Physical exercise is important for health, but some people do very little exercise.
What are the effects of doing very little exercise? How can people be encouraged to do more exercise?

We live in a fast-paced, stressful world where people are rushed in every aspect of their lives. As a result, people don’t take time to cook meals or work out. This has a negative outcome on their health.

Exercising is important because it improves our stamina and fitness. It prevents us from getting ill and improves our blood circulation. We have more energy, positive thoughts, look younger and confident as a result of exercising. So when we do very little exercise the reverse results are expected. Our health suffers and we are prone to illnesses and obesity. We don’t have energy to get through the day so we are not productive in our work.

Due to the negative impact of limited exercise on our health, it is a good idea to try and motivate people to work out. The government can create more parks, bike lanes and place outdoor gym equipment in public areas. Factories and businesses in China are taking the initiative and have exercise classes in the morning for all workers to energize them for the rest of the day. These classes are compulsory and beneficial for employees. It is also important to teach children at a young age about the importance of health and exercise. Developing positive habits from a young age means that these will be carried on when they are older.

Although exercising and keeping fit is a personal choice that benefits an individual, not everyone puts time aside to do this. Workers can be encouraged in the workplace to exercise as part of a daily routine or the government can provide the necessary resources to make this easier.

Question taken from Richmond Practice Tests for IELTS p.76

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