On the occasion of World Health Day, write an article in about 150 words for the school news-letter on the topic, ‘Importance of Physical Health in Our Lives’.
Importance of Physical Health in Our Lives
Healthy mind lives in a healthy body. This is a proverb which everyone must have heard or read. But very few pay attention to it. A study was conducted on obesity and many related diseases were found among teenagers. Obesity specifically refers to an excess amount of body fat. This is due to the sedentary lifestyle found between the age of 8-24.
These adolescents are generally found sitting and watching TV programmes. They do not go outside for any physical game. They are found using public transport to school instead of going by bicycle or on foot. Today, children are fond of eating junk food and drinking aerated drinks which contain too much calories and are harmful for growing children. Such children later become prone to many diseases like diabetes, heart diseases, high blood pressure and stroke. It is a health hazard. It is also linked to higher rates of certain types of cancer. Not only this, obesity makes us unattractive.
The demands of modern times have increased so much that people do not have time for physical activity. They ignore health and face the risk of many diseases. But it is well said that discipline is the key to resolve these concerns.
There are many methods of treatment but the benefits of exercise are much more than any other way of losing weight. Not only does exercise help you to lose weight but it improves your fitness and flexibility and improves skin textures. Exercises are also free from the harmful side effect of crash dieting, Slimming capsule and the heat treatment used by slimming centres.