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Friday, May 6, 2011

Some people think government should ensure the healthy lifestyle. of people, but others argue that it should be decided by individuals. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

As people are moving towards modernization, they are becoming more and more aware about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. I believe that the government should hold the responsibility to encourage people to enjoy healthy lifestyle. I shall put forth my arguments to support my views in the following paragraphs.

My first argument is that everyone does not have enough knowledge about health and some gullible people may just follow some advertisements or unreliable consultants who may give them inappropriate guidance. This increase the risk of unhealthy lifestyle and therefore government should formulate policies to guide citizens to establish healthy lifestyles.

Secondly, if government guides about healthy lifestyles, then more and more people would be healthy and this would indirectly make the economy flourish. With healthy body conditions, labourers work more efficiently, elderly suffer lesser diseases and children have better development. As a result, manufactures can produce more, the budget of social insurance can be cut down and healthy young generations will provide stability to the growth of economy.

Last but not least, if the onus of having a healthy lifestyle is left to the individuals, they may not follow it because of lack of time and money. So, the government should provide free gyms, parks and other infrastructure to support a healthy lifestyle, so that people are encouraged to adopt such a lifestyle.

To put it in a nutshell, I pen down saying that, governments should promote healthy lifestyles both for the benefits of individuals and overall economy.

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