A healthy person is a wealthy person. Wealth is here measured in terms of the
person's physical well-being so that he or she is able to go about and carry out
day-to-day tasks easily. He or she will look good and feel good. To attain this,
physical exercise is a must.
Firstly, exercise ensures our good health. Modern-day chronic diseases like
heart problems, diabetes and certain cancers are all caused by the lack of
exercise. Conversely, any one having these ailments will recover better if they
include exercise as part of their daily routine.
Another instance why we need
to exercise is doctors link the lack of exercise to many people having one form
or another of insomnia. Moreover, when we
sleep better, we have better resistance, to infections. This has been proven by
astronauts. During missions, their bodies physically
Their bones, internal organs, and cardiovascular system are all negatively
affected. However, it has been found that exercise reduces the changes
Another example of how exercise helps us to feel better is it gets rid of
obesity. It burns off the calories. In our push-button lifestyle, we have become
quite sedentary. 'Why walk when we can take
the car' seems to be the way of life for all of us. Nowadays, even shopping is
done online. Moreover, we seem to be only exercising our fingers as we play
computer games, surf the Net and press the control button
to change the channel to our favorite television program. Add that to the
Malaysian favorite pastime of eating, it is no wonder that our young have
bellies and double chins.
Lastly, students should exercise at least three times a week for at least
twenty minutes per session, as exercise is a good stress buster. Exercise
stimulates different brain chemicals. One of those chemicals is endorphin which
makes a person become less stressed and more cheerful. Students preparing for
their examinations are therefore able to concentrate better. As a result, they
will do better in their examinations.
In conclusion, regular exercise is an effective way by which we can not only
feel younger, but look younger.