KEEPIHG FIT AND DOING SPORTS .
I you want to feel fit you’d better go in for one kind of sport or
another. I should admit that everyone must do all he can to be healthy.
Good health is better than the best medicine. «You have a sound mind in
a sound body» as the old Latin saying goes. The English proverb
«Sickness in the body brings sickness to the mind» expresses a similar
idea but from different point of view. All kinds of physical exercises
are very useful to make our bodies strong and to keep ourselves fit and
healthy. To tell the truth I don’t do sports regularly and it is not an
essential part of my daily life. In the morning I do some exercises just
to awake. Then some aerobics for myself. It puts me into the fine moods.
In summer I go swimming as there is a beautiful river with pure water
where my Granny lives. In winter, it’s rather long at our place, I
should say, I prefer skiing (There is nothing like the sight of a winter
forest — a real fairy-tale). I like to ride the bike and toboganning in
winter. Mum says that I’m to old to do it, why not after all? I
shouldn’t call myself a sports fan. Of course , I like to watch sports
competitions on TV . Fortunately , they show different ones — football ,
basketball . I like tennis tournaments very much . I think , it’s a very
intelligent kind of sport for clever thinking people . Also I admire
skiing championships , biathlon , swimming . But what I like most is
basketball . The best games are viewed on TV. I came to know that modern
basketball appeared in 1891 in the USA. The originator, John Naismith
was a coach at the college. He invented the baskets and the rules of the
game. Since then basketball has be become very popular and is spread all
over the world. It is the sport of strong tall men, the sport of giants.
Doing sports a man become strong, healthy and gay. He begins to take
care of his health.
«Good health is better than wealth», you know. It’s true, I should
say. In our school we have a nice gym. Sports and games are popular
among pupils. A lot of children train at special sport schools.