The suburbs can create many problems for people that want to exercise. For example, people can walk to different areas, that is, if it’s not too far away. Also, getting a gym membership is expensive and considered unnecessary if someone does not have a budget for it. However, there are two types of physical activities called recreational or utilitarian. Recreational activities focus more on the person getting exercise while the utilitarian activity focuses on a person is not intentional for exercise but necessary for a task someone is completing. The ease of exercise in the city can be very beneficial to someone’s physical activity because the city allows someone to walk from destination to destination unlike the suburbs where most things are spaced out. The best course of action for this problem would be to educate students more about physical activity and the benefits that come from it. Many schools recently have been making gym classes optional. Statistics show that “Ninety-seven percent of the schools had mandatory physical education requirements in 1920, but that stat has shrunk to just 39 percent as of 2012.” Having schools educate students more about the benefits of physical activity will encourage students to get more exercise and hopefully encourage their friends and family members to exercise also. This plan would be beneficial because it would educate students more about the importance of exercise. This is also related to urban studies because of the increased obesity in the United States in the recent years. Statistics show that more than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese. The government can lend a hand by requiring all students to take gym classes throughout their years in grade school.