Have more facilities to get people physically active

The National Health Survey 2010 found that 54 per cent of Singaporeans aged 18 to 69 do not participate in sports or exercise, a rise from 48 per cent in 2004.

The main reason cited was a lack of leisure time.

Making available physical fitness facilities in housing estates may help, provided residents make use of them.

More hard courts and table-tennis tables can be made available as well, especially in HDB void decks. Unlike fitness facilities, these promote games that are fun and interactive.

I hope that with all these facilities, the next National Health Survey will show a drop in the percentage of residents who are physically inactive.

Gan Kok Tiong