IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 469 - The best way to improve public health is by increasing the number of sports facilities

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Some people say that the best way to improve public health is by increasing the number of sports facilities. Others, however, say that this would have little effect on public health and that other measures are required.

Discuss both these views and give your opinion.

You should write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer 1:
People believe in that several ways can help to improve public healthliness. They are grouped according to these measures that they support. Some of the people says that more number of sports facilities result in more public health. Also, they assert that this way is the best. However, others claim that increase in the number of sports facilities slightly affects the public health than other measures which are more important. In my opinion, not the latter but the former group's point of view is more realistic and worth to believe.

To begin with the former, they choose the best way to increase healthliness level as increasing the number of sport facilities. Although, sport is a good way to stay healty, making a bulk of sport facility is not enough to encourage people do sport. For example, there lots of sports centers  around the city charging in annual basis and open until midnight, but there are not enough regular member. Most of the members started in full excitement to join each activity, but could not afford to do what they promised. Actually, why this situation arise usually has many reasons but the point is that only sport facilities are not enough to encourage people do sports and become healthy.
The latter opinion, which is more realistic, claims that more important other measures are required to improve public health rather than sprots facility. During our lifetime we changed our lifestyles much. Especially, people give different priorities to the ways which affect their health than before. These ways can be categorized mainly into three groups such as eating habits, working styles and living area. First, people eat much more junk food than before affecting their health worstly. Then, working conditions become hard than before which also change healthliness level to the negative sides. Finally, living areas are not clean enough to be health now. Thus, priority has to be given to those three ways to make them good for human health, but not to sport facilities. 
To conclude, people may have different thoughts about how to increase public health. Some of them insist on increasing the number of sport facilities is the best way but others do not agree with them. Although, sport is an important task for human health but solely it is not enough for improvement.
[ by - Husna Isik ]

Sample Answer 2:
To improve public health some people suggest that the sports can play a vital role. It is said that “Healthy mind is in a Healthy body”. By increasing the number of sports facilities we can create an environment of courage, sportsmanship, and tolerance. The minds of raw youth can also be directed towards healthy activities through sports promotion.

However, some people believe that sports facilities alone are not sufficient to improve public health. There are many socio-economic factors that gravely affect the public health, such as water & sanitation, rampant population & pollution, lack of hygienic manners and worst law & order situation. These factors are need to be address to improve public health.

In my opinion, in a country like Pakistan, where people are living under the “shadow of fear” due to prevailing terrorism in the country. Speaking of flourishing poverty, inflation, and unemployment – availing sports facilities could be a luxury. And then there are vast majority of areas deprived of basic health facilities, where one doctor is available for thousands of people. Sports can play a role but only if people are content with their lives.

There is a dire need for government to take solid actions to improve the general well-being of the people. Firstly, it must improve the security situation in the country to give peace of mind to public. Secondly, it must improve water & sanitation system, and must put serious check on pollution increase and should take steps to reduce poverty, illiteracy and unemployment. Thirdly, the society must improve general hygiene level to have positive impact on overall public health. [ by - Amna Arshad ]


Sample Answer 3:
Public health has been always one of the sophisticated issues in each society and over last several years, there have been done lots of efforts by governments to improve public health in some countries. However, some believe that extending sport facilities in each corner of the country can has a deep effect on this matter; some other opine that other ways would be more appreciated to have a healthy society. So this essay has tried to cover both of mentioned views and then will suggest one best strategy to increase health indicators.

Availability of sport facilities can make a situation that anyone in any place can do exercise and undeniably it affects some parameters of public health in a society. Put another way, these days people can easily find gems near their houses and they don’t need to waste time and cost for going to some specific areas to do exercise. By contrast, over last years, people should spend time for mentioned purpose and most of times they don’t attend to do exercise as they find it difficult because of the shortage of sport facilities.

However, making sport facilities in each streets or residential areas can have a bit effect on public health, this cannot encourage people to do exercise lonely. Hence, public awareness about the role of exercising on health would be considered besides extending gems. For example, Media should concern more about the public health and broadcast some suitable programs to show the importance of exercising on physical and mind health. Also, there should be held several meeting in schools and universities to invite people to go to gems by describing its benefits.

I think, therefore, if people know that exercising is such a long term investment as they don’t need to pay for serious diseases in older ages, they would be interested in using sport facilities; however, enough sport facilities should be constructed in each part of cities and villages. [ by -  Milad Rahimi ]


Sample Answer 4:
A group of people believe that by adding more sport facilities in the community, it will increase the public awareness about healthy lifestyle. On the contrary, others think that the idea is ineffective and they believe that there are other ways which are more effective and efficient. The following essay will discuss in details about the two statements.

On the one hand, some people think that the best solution in improving public health is by providing a lot of sport facilities in the society. The existence of jogging tracks facilities, athletic fields, basketball hall or football ground in residential areas would trigger the residents in doing some exercises. With the increasing number of people who do physical exercises, it is expected that the rate of several diseases which are caused by unhealthy lifestyles, such as diabetics, heart attack or obesity would be reduced. Consequently, public health expenditures would be declined and could be allocated for other important aspects such as education or public transportation.

On the other hand, another group of people believe that building some sport facilities in the community would not be effective without health education campaigns. It is undeniable that health campaign is an essential matter, since it is important to open the mind of the public about having a healthy lifestyle. The campaign should be well prepared, socialized properly and implemented thoroughly therefore the public will get the awareness about healthy lifestyles. Once people have realized about the lifestyles, then they would utilize the sport facilities that have been built by the Government.

In conclusion, several people think that adding more sport facilities in the neighborhood would improve the public health, but others believe that it would only have a small effect. There are other things that should also be prepared besides building the facilities. In my opinion, I do believe that building some sport facilities in residential areas should be aligned with health education campaigns therefore the facilities would be utilized by the public.

[ by -  Darwin Lesmana ]

Sample Answer 5:
Government has a vested interest in mental and physical well-being of its citizens. In the recent years, there is an increased spend by Government to improve the sports infrastructure to encourage people to stay healthy. But, it can be argued that providing sports facilities alone will not be enough to motivate the people to stay fitter but other incentives are required to make the people stay fit. This essay analyses the benefits of Government actions to promote public health and suggests other methods that can be employed to improve them.

Firstly, physical and psychological benefits created by sports activities contribute to a better healthy body. Regular practice of games like badminton and basketball increases the heart rate and burns the deposited fat from the body that in turn can help improve the health of the individuals. Furthermore, engaging in games can improve the concentration and relieve stress accumulated at the workplace. Thus, sports related activities helps the people in leading a healthy lifestyle.

However, bigger challenge for the Government is to create awareness about the health and instil interest in their mind to engage in sports-related activities.  Creating sports facilities in several places of cities may not generate a lot of interest among the public to use them. They have to create awareness campaigns and incentivise the sports facilities so that the general public can appreciate the benefits of using them. It can be achieved by advertisement campaigns and special prizes for good attendance.

In conclusion, Government should aim at creating a healthy society by not only creating sports facilities but also encourage public to use the facilities. I strongly believe that Governments following the above mentioned actions will lead to a healthy society.

[ by -  Raj ]

Sample Answer 6:
There are those who claim that the best way to uplift public health is through adding more sport facilities. However, others say that this would produce few effects on public health and that other alternatives are needed. These views will now be discussed and I will give my opinion at the end of the essay.

Some people believe that having a lot of sport facilities is the best way to improve public health. They think that with the availability of these recreational facilities will shift the attention of people from doing drugs and/or other detrimental vices to sports, which is also a form of exercise. In our community, for instance, members of local council in cooperation with youth sector proposed the constitution of a gymnasium was finished early last year. It became the venue of different events not only within our community but also the neighbouring community. Since the construction of the sport facility, the local health station reported a significant decrease in clinic visit of the locals.

On the other hand, other people think sport facilities will have a little effect on public health and that other measures are needed. They believe that there are activities that are more effective and more important, health programs for example. For them, having an activity that everyone can participate in is more effective than building more sport facilities. Perhaps activities like conducting daily exercise or helping the local health department in locating ill people within the community would be a greater help. As for my experience, I was once a volunteer in our health station wherein we do look for people in the community needing health attention and we refer them to the municipal health office for evaluation and treatment.

In conclusion, I think both views are of great help in improving public health. We, the residents, to the best of our ability should cooperate and help our community leaders in improving public health.

[ by -  Rona Lyn Olivar ]

Sample Answer 7:
Many people believe that sports facilities are essential for improving public health as sporting activity helps to maintain body diet. But sports facility is not the only solution to improve public health. While a healthy place let us live a healthy life, living in a dirty place and bad foods lead to numbers of health problems. In my opinion, other measures are required to improve public health along with increase of sports facilities.

Sports facilities are very important for public health either directly or indirectly. If you exercise regularly, you will have less disease then others who do not exercise at all. Beside this, doctors always prescribe to walk in the morning for controlling various diseases like diabetes. Moreover, sports facilities let the children grow healthy and tall. Furthermore to the fact, sporting activity keeps you away from getting addicted to alcohol or drugs. So, the importance of sport facility cannot be ignored in anyway.

In the other hand, other measures like reducing water contamination, environmental pollution, air and sound pollution etc. are important to improve public health. Doctors always prescribe for fresh air which is very important for healthiness. Moreover, there are number of deadly viruses transmits via air and water. So, if we can reduce air and water pollution, it will help to improve public health certainly.

Finally, everybody needs to understand the reasons behind health deterioration. All specialist doctor related to public health emphasize on the importance of pollution free environment, balance diet as well as increase of sports facilities. In my opinion, various measures need to be taken to improve public health by the appropriate authority rather than concentrating on a particular issue like increasing sports facilities only.

[ by -  Safayet Ullah ]

Sample Answer 8:
Certain people believe that to improve people's physical condition more gyms and similar infrastructural objects have to be built. Opponents state that these actions will not be productive and other actions have to be made. In my opinion, although sport facilities are increasingly gaining in popularity, they cannot noticeably affect the population's health.

Initially, it is obvious that gyms have always been a decent alternative to night clubs or bars, considering that youngsters are often visitors there. The British Association of Doctors stated that 80% of jobs involves sitting in the office. As we know, our ancestors did a lot of physical works during their lives. Therefore we ought to visit fitness centers to load ourselves with exercises; otherwise you will be weak and may be even taken ill. The main problem is the growing number of these facilities does not mean that more visitors will come.

Moreover, there are other important aspects of well being. For example, a proper diet without red meat and sugar might be healthier than a morning jog. The government should pay more attention on advertising healthful organic groceries thereby reducing a consumption of food full of chemicals and pesticides.  Secondly, the concept of fit lifestyle has to be introduced and become a compulsory part of school education. Lastly, to prevent addictions and improve public health prices on alcohol and tobacco products may be increased.  

In conclusion, to improve public health objects such as swimming pools, stadiums and gyms are required. However other measures focused on healthy diet, advertising organic food or proper education will be more beneficial.

[ by -  Max Kolyada ]

Sample Answer 9:
Health is wealth. Without health no one can lead a good life because good health is essential for people to work, to think, even to lead a basic life. However, whether ‘physical activity is enough or not to lead a better social life’ is a debatable one. There are strong reasons behind on both the views. However I opt to the fact that sport activity is not enough for good health because a perfect man needs both physical and mental activity and other factors like proper diet, awareness among people, health care facilities and healthy life style also contribute towards a healthy life.

Firstly, from childhood a person starts to do physical activity such as walking, running, playing but he does not know the importance of such actions or exercises. When he grows up he knows the needs of exercises .This is his mental awareness. So, health will not be fulfilling with sports only as it needs mental power also. In current society, parents are least bothered about physical health of their children and for themselves as well. Both parents in many cases are working and to make their life easier they rely on fast foods and unhealthy foods. Not only that, most of the people are living in flats or apartments, so children are not getting enough space to play. Due to this children are becoming more prone to get obesity and it leads to unhealthy life and can make juvenile diabetics and other obesity related illness. Nowadays there are varieties of sports or indoor activity like yoga, karate, or dance. These activities provide wellness to the mind and body. For example in my place we have camps or part time classes for children and adult for yoga, swimming, karate and dance. These facilities should be made available on our convenience and less price.

If a person is physically fit with sports and not knowing about the importance of how to be healthy it will be worthless. For example, there are many sports persons using alcohol or cigarettes. They are not thinking about their health, because smoking and alcoholism can leads to unhealthy life style in future. Health awareness should be emphasized from childhood. So, at first parents should be educated about this matter because nowadays parents want to make their children more intelligent in academic level. Community leaders such as teachers, doctors, and nurses should teach the public about the importance of physical and mental wellness. Public health means not only physical or mental wellbeing rather it includes environmental wellbeing also. Proper disposal of waste, maintaining green life and deforestation are the main factors which help to maintain our environment safe.

To sum up, not only sports activities but also mental awareness is important to maintain good health because prevention is better than cure.

[ by -  Lettisha James ]

Sample Answer 10:
Health is considered as the uttermost crucial element in people's life and no country can ever dream to prosper if its citizens have poor health condition. Every year government spends billions of dollars to recuperate public health of the country. Some people think that government can actually save moolah by investing on building sports centers rather than squandering annually on medical supplies while other argue that it would make little of difference.

Prevention is better than cure and it is indisputable that many diseases that people are suffering these days is due to unhygienic lifestyle that people are embracing these days. Lack of physical activity added with extreme work stress and junk foods are making people more and more vulnerable to diseases like blood pressure, diabetes and depression and its medications aren’t cheap either. It is evident that huge sum is reimbursed for treatment of these diseases. If government opens sports centers and people take up healthy habit of doing physical work out there, not only it will make them immune to these diseases but they will also thrive both professionally and personally as healthy body is superior to unhealthy one any day.

However, the mere concentrating on sports centers to improve heath is not far from its fair share of controversy and critics either. Many dispute that it is only one aspect of possible many to uplift health status of country and snuggling it while completely overlooking others won't be of any use. For instance people living in rural parts of our country do physical work all day and yet they do have poor health condition. Lack of proper medical facilities, health awareness and malnutrition is leading to untimely death of many by simple disease like diarrhea in places like Jajarkot and Ropla every year. Now policy of setting up sport centers there while ignoring the real issues would not be nothing more than a parody.

[ by -  Ashish Karmacharya ]

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+2 # Namratha 2016-02-11 21:30
Some people believe that to have a healthy society government should surge the number of sports facility, while others think it is not a competent approach.

Introducing different kinds of sports facilities like gym, play ground, sports club and swimming pools may attract many people to take health benefits at low tariff. Many people because of financial problems cannot afford to go to a gym or a sports club. It will be helpful for the society as it will improve common health problems like diabetes, obesity and also they will become interested by socializing with others and they will not feel bored exercising alone. Initially because of curiosity and eagerness, people might go, but many might not continue after a month, in that case it will be a huge loss for the government and might affect the economy too. For example -a private employee who goes to a gym may not do that regularly because he doesn’t have enough time for such amenities and he might get stuck with lots of other duties. So in this case, introducing such amenities by government may not be fruitful always.

Going to the second opinion, there are different ways to improve public health like hygienic-clean and pollution free environment, healthy diet, regular walking, proper food intake and weight management. It is not only the responsibility of government but also an individual to maintain clean and green environment. By proper education on lifestyle we can have healthy society, as it is always said that “The greatest wealth is health”.

I conclude by saying that by increasing sports amenities many be helpful for healthy to some extent, although, measures focused on healthy diet, proper food intake, regular exercise and proper education will be more beneficial.
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+1 # Kidd 2016-02-01 03:57
Most of them seem far away from the main question about adding more sport facilities. I would say that their writings are quite digressive from why adding sport facilities can improve public health. Well, some talked about fear and terrorism. Some talked about drugs most of them just focused on benefits of sports or exercises ......What! Just one seemed to get the main idea like sample number 3 thank god.
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+1 # Malinda 2015-12-13 19:05
Your method of describing the whole essay in this article is actually good. Thanks a lot.
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0 # Aparna 2015-10-17 10:32
Health is wealth, and it's the root of all happiness. I strongly feel that sports facilities and exercise should be part of everyone's life. Public health can be improved in many ways.

Consider a person who is always sick and not worried about his/her health, initiatives are to be taken on account of his/her health. He/she can do physical exercise like yoga, and many other physical activities like walking and running and there are also other ways by keeping the body fit.

Public health can also be improved by increasing the sports facilities. As the facilities are increased, the number of people demanding for it would be more. This makes them realise about the value of health and be conscious about their health. They can also have healthy food like fruits and vegetables in order to avoid health problems.

Public health can be affected due to many other factors such as pollution, and also due to bad habits. Since socio economic factors such as air pollution, water pollution produces adverse effect on public health, these are to be prevented and public has to be made aware of such causes in order to stay an healthy and better life.

In conclusion, I infer by saying that sports activities and mental awareness of people will make a better improvement or impact on their health.
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