Each of us has a physical body made of muscles,
blood, bones and various other living tissue. When any of these are injured or
not working properly then we get ill. Nobody likes to be ill. So it is important
that we keep our body healthy.
Exercising the body is one way of keeping it healthy. If we do not exercise
then our muscles become weaker and we are less able to do things properly. Also
the bones can become weaker and thus break easily.
There are many types of exercises that we may participate in. We may play
badminton, football, netball or whatever games that we prefer. We may also jog,
walk, swim or climb a mountain. Older folks prefer less
strenuous exercises like Tai Chi, Yoga or a leisurely
stroll in the park. For the really fit young
people, there are rock-climbing, gymnastics and other physically demanding
We exercise to keep the body healthy. However there are some who overdo
things and end up injuring themselves. It is fine to jog for a few kilometres.
It is madness to jog until we are exhausted. Also they are people who become
addicted to their exercises. They become unhappy when they are unable to
exercise or when they lose to someone in a competition.
Exercise is important. No exercise may result in a weak body. Too much
exercise may result in injury. Neither extremes are good. It is up to us to be
sensible in exercising.