Fewer and fewer people walk on a daily basis. What are the reasons and how to encourage them to spend their time walking?

đăng 19:37, 20 thg 3, 2017 bởi Nam Đỗ Hoàng   [ đã cập nhật 19:37, 20 thg 3, 2017 ]

People seem to be increasingly reluctant to have a walk regularly. As there are certain causes of such a trend, some solutions are also available to urge people to walk more.

Amongst the reasons for the lack of people’s interest in the walking activity, the convenience of modern technology in travelling and the boredom of walking activity are the two significant ones. Firstly,  some  technological  applications  which  support  travelling  such  as  electric  lifts  and escalators are very common in public places. These devices help people to move to the higher levels  of  a  building  more  easily  and  quickly  than  using  the  stairs,  so  people  would  feel unnecessary  to  walk.  Secondly,  walking  for  exercise  can  seem  monotonous  to  many  people because they have to repeat a series of actions every day, unlike going to the gym where they can use different exercising machines; additionally, it is less boring to train with and talk to other members at the gym.

In order to raise people’s interest in walking, there are some workable solutions to be adopted. To begin with, walking the stairs can be made a more enjoyable experience by adding some attractive decorations to them. For example, some 3D painting artists can be hired to paint their eye-catching works of art on the walls and the stair cases, which may make people excited to use the  stairs  the  next  time.  In  addition,  companies  can  offer  some  incentives  such  as  free  gym membership to the employees who use the stairs instead of the lift. They can also hold a company event in form of a walking competition with prizes to promote the benefits of walking for health.

In conclusion, people dislike walking for several reasons, and  this problem of inactivity can be addressed with some measures suggested.

(Bảo Nguyễn - 295 words)