Lifestyle Essay

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A very good morning to my beloved students of SJKC Tanjong Karang. My name is Tang Song Cheng and I would like to talk to you about how mportant it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Healthy lifestyle can be interpreted as a self care that refers to actions and attitudes which contribute to the maintenance of well-being and personal health and promote human development. How to create a healthy lifestyle? A healthy lifestyle basically means maintaining a balanced and nutritious diet as well as engaging in sports or other fitness related activities. With the modern lifestyle today, a healthy diet alone however is inadequate to ensure a healthy body. Many of the working environments today are sitting down in office, requiring less moving. Therefore, besides healthy diet, physical activity helps to keep one in shape and free of sickness and disease. The main culprit is our penchant for junk food as can be seen from the popularity of fast food chains and other western eateries. Even local foods such as fried noodles, friend rice and snacks and savouries are laden with fat and calories. Thus, consuming this type of food on a daily basis can contribute to weight gain. Overweight and obese people suffer from many health complications such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and even cancer. From the study of World Health Organization, only about one in ten people exercise regularly and a majority do not follow a healthy diet. In my opinion, the emphasis on healthy lifestyle should start at a very young age. Parents must urge their children to eat more vegetables, fruits, juices, wholemeal and wholegrain foods. As I know many parents, due to time constraint, usually find the easy way out by cooking two-minute noodles or heading towards the nearest fast food joint for quick meal. They do not realize however that sets the stage for an unhealthy lifestyle

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