Describe an activity you do to stay healthy
You should say:
- What you do;
- When and where you usually do it;
- How you do it (whether you enjoy it);
- And explain why this activity helps you stay healthy.
Well, off the top of my head, the first one I can think of is swimming. Actually, I believe swimming is a good way for people of all ages to establish a healthy lifestyle.
I’ve been crazy about swimming for almost four years. When I went to my university, every student was required to pass the swimming exam, or we wouldn’t get the relevant credits. So I signed up for a swimming class for beginners at my university. Then I gradually learned that swimming is not only beneficial for keeping fit, but also for building a daily wellness routine.
As for how to keep fit through swimming, well … it’s really important to stick to practicing on a regular basis; otherwise, you’ll pretty much waste all your efforts. So I go swimming about twice a week. After the swimming classes, I often went to a swimming center that’s within walking distance of our university. I practiced my swimming skills there pretty often.
In terms of why it can help me stay healthy, well, first of all, swimming can do wonders for building body shape. It involves the activity of each and every muscle of my body, which strengthens the body and promotes good health. Besides, now I usually live a sedentary lifestyle; I mean, I’m always tied up with work and study. So swimming is a great way for me to chill out.
off the top of one’s head: without careful thought or investigation
sign up: to join a group or organization
stick to: continue or confine oneself to doing or using a particular thing
on a regular basis: quite often and/or in a consistent, regular manner.
within walking/driving etc distance: possible to reach by walking/driving etc.
do/work wonders for somebody/something: to have a good effect on somebody or something.
a sedentary lifestyle: Someone who has a sedentary lifestyle or job sits down a lot of the time and does not take much exercise.
get tied up with something: to become really busy with something that you aren’t able to stop doing
chill out: to relax instead of worrying or feeling anxious