We all know that exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. You will get a better general fitness① with stronger bones and muscles. It will stop you putting on weight and you’ll feel happy that you have done something good. It’s also an opportunity to meet up with② friends or make new ones.
However, not everyone likes doing exercise or playing sport. But don’t you think it’s time to stop making excuses and start doing something fun and healthy?
Here are some excuses young people use when they don’t want to exercise:
It’s a boy thing. It’s true more boys than girls take exercise, but that’s not because girls are rubbish at sport. Many girls don’t like activities they do at school but there are things to try outside school, such as dance or martial arts③.
I don’t like joining teams. That’s OK. If you don’t like teams or being with other people, then find activities you can do by yourself or with a friend.
I’d rather play with the computer / watch TV. It doesn’t have to be either. You can do both.