Young people do not spend their holiday and weekend doing outdoor activities like hiking and climbing in natural environment. Why? How to encourage them to go out?
Nowadays, youngsters are reluctant to allocate their spare time to exercising in open fields. Behind such reluctance are two predominant motivators, and hopefully some feasible approaches can be adopted.
Ø open fields 旷野
To commence, this phenomenon can be ascribed to the unprecedented technology progresses. Unlike people in the past, who had few options to kill time and thus opted for outdoor activities as their mainstream of pastimes, the young at present, exposed to mountains of digital recreations, are more inclined to get immersed in or even addicted to video games or shows on television which offer them much immediate excitement. Not surprisingly, young people may find it dull to exercise outside. Besides, it is due to the rat race in either study or work that young people should work ceaselessly to accomplish their assignments, even burning the midnight oil. Naturally, exhausted, they desire a sound rest in leisure time instead of doing outdoor activities which further drain their physical strength.
Ø be ascribed to 归因于
Ø unprecedented adj. 空前的
Ø pastime n. 消遣方式
Ø rat race 激烈的竞争
Ø drain vt. 耗尽；排干
Considering the repercussions incurred by this lifestyle, two schemes can be put on the agenda. The first imperative is that some public-service advertisements can be made to publicize not only the detriments brought by the addiction to digital devices but also the essence of taking a stroll in a natural environment. Fostering the awareness of leading a healthier life, young people may to large extent alter their current lifestyle. Additionally, educational institutions and businesses can on a regular basis arrange several outdoor activities such as excursions and mountain-climbing on weekends, during which students and young working professionals will be called on to smell the roses.
Ø repercussion n. （常以复数形式出现）[尤指不好的]后果
Ø imperative adj. 迫切的
Ø excursion n. 远足
Ø working professional n. 上班族
Ø smell the roses 享受生活[尤指亲近自然]
In a nutshell, since possible factors and workable remedies have been clarified, this thorny issue can be promisingly addressed through joint efforts from several parties.
Ø remedy n. 纠正方法
Ø thorny adj. 棘手的