Do you know that the are many different lifestyles between rural and urban areas? The place that we stay is actually the main factor that influences our lifestyle. Those who not know what is rural define a place that not has much development also has a low population of people. For rural areas, the home and business are far away from each other. While urban area means a place surrounded by cities and towns and the population is high also there are many developments there. Home and business also are quite close to each other. Those who live in rural areas actually have a different lifestyle such as eating, exercise, and social. In Malaysia, the Mont Kiara area is one of the famous urban areas that are not far from Segambut apartment and Taman Desa condo.
Looking forward to the difference between the rural and urban areas in the eating category. As we know that in rural areas, it is easier to get fresh food like vegetables and fruits plus food in rural areas is healthier. While in the urban area, it is still easy to get vegetables and fruits but it is not so fresh as in the rural area. They are also much fast food restaurant in the urban area and it actually can lead to the unhealthy eating lifestyle. Those who are living in an urban area are too busy with their work and do not have time to cook at home so when they hungry they will straight away drive to any nearest fast food restaurant.
In terms of exercise, urban people are more exposed to a healthy exercise lifestyle because there are many events and campaigns running in the urban area. Every weekend there are many NGOs will conduct exercise activity at the park, playground, and lake because there are many jogging tracks there and sometimes have a stage that can make them easier to conduct the exercise like Zumba, aerobic, yoga dance, tap dance, bokwa, and many more. Not only at the weekend but in some places in the urban areas, this kind of exercise is conducted every day. In the rural area, actually, it is kind of difficult to see events like this and if it has, it is only for some places.
There also differences between the rural and urban areas in the social lifestyle. In Malaysia, people who are living in an urban area exposed to the modern lifestyle, and not only that they also easily influenced by western culture. It is because they can easily access other world cultures and lifestyles. While people who are living in rural areas still enjoy their normal lifestyle and not easily can be influenced by the western or any other culture in the world. Young people’s lifestyle normally is influenced by the old generation and they normally just keep repeating the same lifestyle. To be true, young people in the rural area not fully influenced by the old generation because nowadays there are many of them that are educated because they study in the urban area and actually it is good because they can develop their rural area place and can make big devoted.
No matter staying in rural areas or urban areas because we need each other to develop a better country. Even though some people said that is old fashion staying in a rural area because it is not developing, it actually very nice because the rural area is calmer than the urban area. Even though it does not have a shopping complex but it has green scenery and it has fresh air, not like urban areas that most of the air is polluted. Some people in the urban areas said it is better for them to move out and stay in the urban areas because it is so stressful because sometimes you need to stick in jammed and have many workloads. Actually, doesn’t matter where you live your life and as long you still care for each other it is still okay and does not give a headache thinking which area is better to stay in because there are pros and cons for each area so just enjoy your life and life long.