The latest trend of the 21st century: staying fit

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This may sound surprising to some of you out there but staying healthy and maintaining fitness in this modern world has become a brand new trend. Maintaining good physical health can never do any harm to us but the obsession people has towards working out these days prove that it has become a part of popular culture and almost become a different kind of lifestyle. People do not exercise and try to stay healthy because it is absolutely necessary for their bodies. They do it to showcase the fact that they follow new trends.

Are we doing it for ourselves?

Before you decide to sign up for a new gym membership ask from yourself whether you are doing it for yourself or to impress those who are around you. This is a legitimate question because most people nowadays go to the gym to take a ton of pictures for their instagram accounts and Facebook profile picture. Those who eat healthy are not really switching to healthier food because it does good to their body. It is merely because healthy eating is considered “trendy” in most parts of the world. If you are doing it to follow a trend please stop for a second and think of a valid reason to do what you are doing.

Staying fit is never bad

Staying fit can never be considered a bad habit. What is problematic is that it is viewed as a lifestyle by most people nowadays. There are young girls and guys who spend half of their life stuck in a gym and the other half looking for places to eat healthy. Only 1% of them are genuinely concerned about their good health whereas most of them are just running behind the others and following them. Our problem is that we are only worried about losing weight and gaining a nice shape that would match the standards that are set by the society. The primary objective of maintaining fitness should be leading a healthy and disease – free life. How many of us stick to this primary goal?

Healthy food habits

Healthy food habits are crucial when it comes to maintaining good physical health.  A nutritious meal could provide you with all the strength and nutrients your body needs to function in its full capacity. This is why we are taught about food pyramids and balanced diets from our young age itself. These ideas have changed with the modern trends of healthy living and eating. Most people try to get in shape by starving themselves or sticking to healthy recipes. It is absurd because some people take healthy eating to an extreme in order to maintain their figure, especially models and celebrities. We have a habit of believing whatever that is said and done by celebrities. This is why most people try to imitate the beauty standards set by actors and actresses. Even by going to the extent of starving ourselves in the name of dieting.

If you are trying to stay fit, do it for yourself. No just because it is the “in”thing nowadays. Always  make sure that you are not doing it because it is the “in”thing but because you need a healthy body for the rest of your life. Maintaining physical fitness during young age would keep you fit and healthy during your old age. Good eating habits would increase your chance of living a long life more.


News as a medium of public awareness

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There are various ways in which the general public receives information. News media is the top at this list. Be it television  news,  radio news or the newspaper they are all still popular among people. It is true that these methods are somewhat replaced by the internet and social media but when it comes to reliable sources of news, people always turn to the good old television news or the newspaper. The element of reliability is very much present in these traditional methods of conveying news. People listen and read news for various reasons. The primary aim of broadcasting or printing news is to make people aware of what is going on in the world. It is in a way a means of informing as well as educating people.

Reliability of news

Reliability of news depends on the source that we picked it from. With the development of technology we have many different methods to receive information. There are unofficial gossip sites, blogs and even online newspapers which bring news within seconds to people. In the 21st century information travels in the speed of lightning. Globalization is also considered as one factor which has speeded up this process.Thanks to globalization we are up to date on global news as well. Although there are ample of methods to receive information within a short period of time, they cannot be trusted for delivering reliable information.  Therefore the best method would be to choose a reliable news channel or a printed medium to be updated on news.

Building public trust

Gaining the trust of a massive group of people is not an easy task. This is a challenge that a lot of news companies have to confront. There are many instances where certain news channels are accused of being biased. Public trust cannot be earned by feeding people biased news. One reason is because it is believed to be highly unethical.People watch news to stay up to date with what’s happening around them. If viewers aren’t exposed to impartial news it would be extremely difficult to earn their trust.

Ethical aspect of news

As the general public we pay attention to the ethical aspect of news quite often. Whenever news media violates it’s code of ethics people highly criticise their conduct.  There is a set of norms and values that people expect news broadcasters to adhere to. The moment they violate these norms and go against the ethics of their occupation people start losing their trust and faith in that particular news company.This is why news media should act responsible when informing the public. Once they lose their reputation it can never be earned back. This is why news reporting comes with a lot of risks. The people who are in charge of bringing news to the public should take up the responsibility of what they give to the public and always conform to their codes of ethics.

Educating people and communicating news to people comes with a lot of added duties and responsibilities. People who are involved in news media should always think of their audience before giving out information because their success entirely depends on the responses of the viewers and readers. They have to provide accurate news within the shortest possible time to the public. The demand for a particular newspaper or a news channel depends upon the reliability and the standards of the information provided by that particular organization.