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Get Out & Get Fit!

Breanna Waddis

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Breanna Waddis, Staff Writier

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Do you ever feel tired or depressed? Do you always feel the need to eat when you are sitting down?

If that is you then you should get out and get fit! You shouldn’t have to be bored all the time and be lazy.

There are plenty of things that you can do to keep yourself healthy and stay active. You can do little things like taking a walk around the block or big things like going to the gym to work out.

A lot of times, working out can be a lot of fun if it is something that you enjoy doing. Some examples of fun things are going swimming, playing at a park, playing your favorite sport, dancing, etc. You can even have a lot of fun when you are being active with your own friends or close ones.

It is very important to stay healthy and active because if you don’t there can be really bad consequences. According to, some reasons why you should stay healthy and active are:

  1. Live Longer
  2. Thrive Not Just Survive
  3. More Energy
  4. Avoid Diseases/Illnesses
  5. Keep Medical Costs Down
  6. For Yourself, Children, or Grandchildren
  7. Empowerment and Confidence
  8. Look Better
  9. Better Mental Health
  10. Relieves Stress

There are many consequences if you do not stay active and healthy. You can become overweight; it will be harder for you as you get older; and you can even die early. Like my mom says, “If you don’t use it, you lose it.”

As you get older your muscles start to get weaker, unless you exercise and do strength training to keep them up. You need to exercise in order to stay fit and keep your weight down. Believe it or not but you even sleep better without having all that weight on you.

For example, my grandmother is in terrible physical shape right now. She is 80 years old and can barely walk because she doesn’t use her muscles. I used to have to get her to lift both her arms and legs so her muscles could work a little while she sits in her chair watching television all day.

According to, “Kids today are less likely to be active or physically fit than kids of past generations. Children love to play and move their bodies, but for many children today biking, playing ball, running, and other outdoor activities are a thing of the past and are replaced with watching TV, playing video games, texting friends, and playing on the computer.”

“Poor eating habits are also to blame. With childhood obesity increasing at an alarming rate, kids are at risk for diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other health risks associated with obesity. In addition, a social stigma goes along with being overweight.”

It isn’t just the children who have these problems; it’s people from all ages and races who suffer from these problems.

It is still okay to eat some junk food or candy sometimes. It is even okay to relax and just watch television all day, but no one should do these things every day. If you are currently doing these things, then I really encourage you to get active with some kind of physical activity because it will come back to haunt you later on in life.

If everyone commits to do some kind of physical activity then we can rapidly change the obesity rates, death rates, disease rates, and so much more, which I why I say “get out and get fit!”

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