Topic: Modern Lifestyle
What do people in your country think about sports and other physical activities?
Thanks to the improvement of living standards, sports are becoming a source of entertainment rather than a form of workout or livelihood. [Crack IELTS with Rob] Furthermore, it is also an optimal way for therapy. Also, people play sports to expand their social circle.
What sports or forms of physical exercise are most popular in your country?
Well, it really depends on gender, men are interested in/ have an obsession for football, which is referred as “king of sport”. A love for football runs in people in my country for ages. On the other hand, yoga enjoys great popularity among women because it can be practiced with any physical build.
Why do you think modern people do less exercise than before?
There are several reasons why people in civilized society tend to devote less time to exercise. First, due to the pressure of career and keen competition, people have to overwork and maintain their positions and get promoted, so they have little time to do exercise. [Crack IELTS with Rob] Besides, science and technology explosion creates state-of-the-art/ cutting-edge devices such as smartphones, television, PS4, so they will no longer show their interest in outdoor activities.
What benefits do people drive from doing exercise?
I see some merits from working out. First, exercise stimulates brain activities which makes us feel over the moon and enhance work efficiency. Besides, it is beneficial to health. I mean that it strengthens the immune systems and prevents some illnesses such as obesity, diabetes, and heart attack.
What do you think will be the physical effects if children spend all their time sitting in front of a TV or a computer?
Watching an excessive amount of television exerts negative impacts on children. [Crack IELTS with Rob] First, health experts have long linked TV-watching to obesity because while watching-telly, children tend to snack. Besides, over-stimulating the senses by watching TV can also upset sleep patterns which leads to poor concentration and learning problems.
Do you think companies should provide more facilities for people to exercise at work?
Sure, definitely yes, companies should endorse fitness. This would lead to more interaction between colleagues and would enhance teamwork spirit. Besides, those who are physically active tend to be more productive and in better moods. Therefore, it would decrease the number of sick days.
Do you think the government should spend money on providing more exercise facilities for people?
Yes, the government should shoulder the responsibility to be in charge of constructing sporting facilities. [Crack IELTS with Rob] The fact is that there is the mushrooming of indoor sports facilities run by business owners, however, they usually cost an arm and a leg, so common folk cannot afford. Therefore, government should pour money into public facilities which are opened to the public.
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