Exercise In Hong Kong Essay

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Exercise is beneficial to the health but people ignored it. Nowadays in Hong Kong, there are increasing cases of diseases in young like overweighting, hypertension, cardiovascular disease. Moreover, in the recent years, the accidents related to exercise are raising too. Some people say the main problems are people have no time to exercise, less focus on exercise by government and false concept. Ignoring exercise is an exclusive culture in Hong Kong (Hui, 2008). Exercise ignored because of the pace of life, fail to support by social, wrong concept on exercise. Everyone knows, the pace of life in Hong Kong is very fast. People need to work for many hours. According to the data of Census and Statistics Department, the average working hours in…show more content…
Moreover, the working hours do not include the time they used to go to work or go off work by traffic. Therefore, they prefer more to use the rest of the time to take a break on the transportation or have some relax entertainment at home. Some of them may need to take care of their family. Second, government fails to focus on popularizing exercise. The government focuses more on the athletes relatively. The Project Phoenix is the project to support the athletes against young football player. However, the government has not think about to build up a concept of exercise behavior which can prevent disease and become healthier. Although the Leisure and Cultural Services Department has organized the Sport For All Day on 2nd August 2015 to spread the aim ‘Stay active, stay healthy’, citizen need to compete with others on pre-register the free site and not enough sports sites for too much people to participate. The sports sites are free of charge that day but this activity is palliative. Hui (2008) suggested that the government can consult to set up a department which dedicated to popularize exercise in United States. The aim is to encourage the schools to focus on sports and build up the morale of
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