Summer Reading may be over and the contest for best essay may be over but we still have two more essays to share with you!
What Health Looks Like To Me
I am inspired to live a healthy life style because I don’t like the thought of living in a hospital when I am old. I believe if I take care of myself now I can avoid future problems down the road. One way to be healthier is not eating at fast food restaurants. Eating junk food like that doesn’t always make you feel good and will probably lead to complications later in life. Another way you could improve your health is by eating more fruits and vegetables. Although you should have a good among of fruit and vegetables it should not be your entire diet. Your diet also should consist of a variety of meats, breads and grains.
Activity is also important because it can help your body to function properly. Some examples of ways to exercise are, jogging, cycling and running. Sports are another great way to exercise. Sports are a fun way to get healthy without even realizing you are doing just that. There are many sports such as soccer, baseball, football, and basketball that keep you constantly moving. Joining in on group classes can be especially helpful because of the encouragement you can get from others.
Eating healthy and being active can both help your appearance and self-esteem. Eating better can keep your skin healthy as well as help you loose weight. Exercising can help you turn the fat into muscle. Eating healthy and exercising can help you live a longer and better life. Overall I think that living a healthy lifestyle is not only beneficial to you but to others as well. Other people that see you living healthily may be inspired to do the same in their own lives.
Here is another essay!
MY HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Healthy is a word described to people in different ways. Some people think that being healthy is not putting on any weight, eating less calories, and exercising. Some think to be healthy you just need to not eat out at restaurants, or eat everything organic, and natural. Some think that to be healthy you need to have a good diet; lean meats, steamed vegetables, and even fruit.
“Healthy” is different to each person. For me, being healthy is not eating out, no brownies, doughnuts, cakes, cookies, chocolates, ice creams, candy or most anything sugary at all. I don’t like to eat things with HFCS, (high fructose corn syrup) which is basically an artificial sweetener. I also don’t like to eat foods with big words that you can’t pronounce such as TRISODIUM PHOSOPHATE, MONO-AND DIGLYCERIDES, and XANTHAN GUM. I figure if you can’t pronounce it, why eat it? Why eat something you don’t know what it is you’re consuming.
Also, I don’t like to eat things with food coloring. Red 40, blue 1, yellow 5. I like to think that I am eating things with their natural color. I’m not perfect, you can’t find everything made naturally. The world just isn’t like that today, everything is mass produced in artificially made items. But I like to think that I’m trying, and it’s making a difference in my life. Eating right and exercising are what make a healthy lifestyle.
I only started eating like this a year ago, however, it has made my life so much better. Before I started eating this way, I felt tired and drained easily, eating junk food just didn’t make me feel good. But now, I feel great and energized, and to me, that’s worth it.