Chal­lenge to get peo­ple fit

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

IT’S fan­tas­tic to see ef­forts to get more peo­ple ac­tive in Dundee, par­tic­u­larly chil­dren in schools and nurs­eries (see pages 4&5).

The more dif­fi­cult folk to get in­volved, though, may be their par­ents and grand­par­ents.

While the strat­egy can be im­ple­mented in a con­trolled en­vi­ron­ment when kids are in ed­u­ca­tion, it’s a choice for older peo­ple whether or not they take the ad­vice on board and be­come more ac­tive in their daily lives.

For many, sim­ply find­ing the time to get in­volved in phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity is a chal­lenge in it­self – and then there is the cost of join­ing a gym or pay­ing to use leisure fa­cil­i­ties.

But if those be­hind the strat­egy can show peo­ple that in­creas­ing ex­er­cise need not cost a lot of money or take a lot of time, they may be able to make the strat­egy a suc­cess.

And if older folk lead the way, younger peo­ple are more likely to fol­low in their foot­steps.

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