In the Life

Exercise

If you want to be a healthy person, you must exercise regularly, so I exercise every morning at my home. I walk up and down the stairs for five to seven minutes. After exercise, I take one glass of water with an apple.

It is better to exercise outside than at home because we can breathe fresh air in an open area. But I can’t go outside due to the dangerous security situation in Peshawar.

In the past it was safe to go outside because the security situation was better than it is now in Peshawar. I went outside for exercise in the morning. Sometimes we even went outside for a walk at night; we would talk and eat ice cream. Those days were very exciting for me and every person of this area.

But suddenly life changed in 2007 when Benazir Bhotto, the popular former prime minister of Pakistan, was killed on 27 Dec. 2007. People showed their anger and sadness. They protested all over the country and bomb blasts have increased, so it has become dangerous to go outside for exercise. Even now if we go outside we don’t feel safe.

But we still have hope that one day everything will return to its previous place. Everyone will feel safe to go outside and to exercise. Because two things are the most important things in a person’s life: health and peace, so if you want good health than exercise.

by a girl living in Peshawar