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(GCSE) Persuasive essay- "Exercise should be an important part of the lives of young people"

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Exercise should be an important part of the lives of young people How often do you exercise? This a topic that has a lot of controversy, there are different opinions and many believe that young people are pushed too hard, trying to balance education and maintaining a healthy social life and others think that there are too many alternatives available to the younger generations, that contributes to their daily activities. These are just a few views that we will be looking at later. Firstly, it is a well-known fact that young people who are regularly active, perform better academically and have a positive attitude. Exercise is encouraged because of this and it has been proven that when you exercise it releases chemicals that improve your mood. Even game creators have seen the potential in helping young people exercise by creating the Nintendo Wii - a game console that interacts and uses the users movement. People recommend exercise so much because it not only keeps you healthy but teaches you a lot too . ...read more.


or going with everyone to that new movie and think about the consequences later. As if that isn't enough to deal with, many young people have a job that provides them with money to keep up with their own social lives and because they can only work hours that they are not in school, it leaves them with very little free time. Thinking about exercise and a healthy diet is the last thing on their minds. They might either have no free time or are too exhausted or overwhelmed to try and plan a exercising schedule. To many young people, exercise is of little importance when they have everything else too juggle in their lives. Nevertheless, some believe that if young people accepted that exercise is a necessity for their future , it would reduce and prevent illness in the long run. If so, then the government would be saving money on health care costs. It is at a dangerous level how many young people are becoming obese as they get older. ...read more.


The outcome of this could be a health-obsessed generation which would cause many problems and while the amount of money spend on the problems of obesity might be reduced but the amount of money spend on helping young people with health disorders like anorexia. Finally, you could also argue that young people would be more motivated to take part in exercise if they were more aware of the consequences. Young people do not take as much notice of health warnings and advice because they do not suffer immediate consequences if they don't exercise regularly. The consequences and bad health doesn't become obvious until a later time therefore it is a different consequence than for example not doing homework. I think more authoritative people should motivate young people and the benefits on exercise should be more clear so that young people understand. To conclude, I agree with the statement to a certain extent, but I believe its more important for young people to be made aware of the importance of regular exercise. I also think that young people should not be pushed or forced into exercise because there is a lot they have to deal with, but to find an appropriate balance. ...read more.

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