Nowadays leading a healthy lifestyle seems to be getting more and more fashionable, and the number of people devoting their time to doing sport and learning about dieting is on the increase. But is leading a healthy lifestyle always beneficial for us?

Firstly, I am convinced that people place a profound importance on their health for a good reason: without it people are incapable of appreciating all the other blessings in their life, such as having a good job, a regular income, travelling, hobbies and so on. For example, many jobs are too demanding and challenging for people with fragile health to cope with. What’s more, some health disorders may prevent people from having a job at all. Therefore, it is only natural that people do their best in order to remain fit and enjoy good health.

On the other hand, some people claim that many devotees of leading a healthy lifestyle are obsessed with sport and diets, which does them more harm than good. For example, some young girls try to stick to low-fat diets and eventually live on one packet of yoghurt and two apples a day while others torture themselves by constantly working out thus undermining their health.

However, I believe that moderation is the key whereas any health obsession is harmful and should be avoided. If people devote a reasonable amount of time to doing sport, don’t overeat and break unhealthy habits, it can only be beneficial for them.

To summarise, leading a healthy lifestyle is definitely a good thing, but all things should be done in moderation.