The Story of Kamarun Nahar

In my opinion, urban health is a critical concern in many parts of the world, and Bangladesh is no exception. As my country continues to experience rapid urbanization, the importance of physical activity and green space in urban areas cannot be overstated. According to my understanding, both physical exercise and green spaces play a crucial role in promoting the well-being of urban residents and mitigating the adverse effects of urbanization on public health.

Primarily, I think physical activity is a cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle. In urban areas, where the majority of we the urban residents lead sedentary lifestyles often due to the demands of modern life, physical activity is essential for us at great length. Personally, I believe that regular exercise has numerous health benefits, including the prevention of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. It also contributes to improved mental health, reduced stress, and increased overall well-being. To promote physical activity in urban areas of Bangladesh, it is essential to create safe and accessible spaces for exercise, such as parks, walking paths, and recreational facilities, and I would like to voice this issue through the Bangladesh Urban Health Network. Along with that, green spaces are equally vital for urban health. In densely populated urban areas like ours, green spaces provide respite from the concrete jungle, offering a connection to nature and a place for relaxation. According to my fair share of self-study, these green spaces are essential to motivate urban residents in engaging physical exercises, leisure activities, and social interaction.  I can state with full confidence that in urban Bangladesh, where air pollution and overcrowding are prevalent urban challenges, especially in health aspects, green spaces can provide a breath of fresh air, both literally and figuratively.

As a concerned urban dweller, I would like to advocate that city authorities should allocate space for parks and recreational areas, ensuring that they are easily accessible to all residents. Additionally, efforts to improve the safety of streets and sidewalks to encourage walking and cycling, which are excellent forms of physical activity should be encouraged and promoted. I think it is imperative to prioritize the health and well-being of urban residents by providing opportunities for exercise and creating green spaces that promote physical and mental health. By doing so, urban Bangladesh can ensure that the cities are not only thriving economically but also nurturing the health and happiness of their inhabitants.Top of Form