Presentation on theme: "Too Many Young People Today Have Unhealthy Lifestyles"— Presentation transcript:
1 Too Many Young People Today Have Unhealthy Lifestyles Essay Planning
2 For the motion Modern life does little to encourage health Obesity Television, computers in bedrooms etc.Parents’ fear of children playing outsideToo much money – junk food – alcohol – cigarettes etc.Focus on study means teens don’t have enough free timePeer pressure to go out and partyNot just physical health but mental health – drugs, cyberbullying etc.
3 Thesis It is a problem caused by our modern lifestyle Fast pace of life and fast pace of technological advances mean that it is difficult to keep track of the effects these changes haveIf we examine the issues and address them, we may come up with some solutionsCan’t go back to our parents’ era, so must face challenges and adapt to cope
4 Facts, figures and quotes Last ten years, weight problems have doubledOne in five fifteen year olds is obeseSome under-sixteens admit to drinking ten units of alcohol a weekOne quarter of fifteen year olds are regular smokersOne in three has tried cannabisHealth of teenagers is deteriorating at the same time that health of other groups is improving
5 Proposed solutions? Increased parental involvement Wider range of sports available in schoolsAfter school sports should focus on participation rather than just winningEncourage regular health checks with doctors coming to schools and explaining situation to teensEncourage teens to take responsibility for their own healthSchools should make cookery lessons compulsoryOlder students could mentor younger onesUse technology in a positive way: apps to track fitness, weight loss, diet etc.
6 Conclusion It is a problem, and a growing one However, we should focus on what can be done rather than blaming teens for existing situation