Have you gone to see the new Twilight movie? I don’t know why I am asking you. I am sure you went to see it on the first day it came out!
Did you notice how all of the characters are super-fit and athletic looking? When the werewolf guy (Taylor Lautner is the actor) was on the screen without his shirt on, I could hear all of the girls start whispering (การกระซิบ) each other in the theatre.
It wasn’t just the werewolf, it was the whole cast! Now I know why all the girls are rushing to go see that movie. Before, I thought girls didn’t like vampires. But I guess they like vampires if they are handsome. Haha.
However, some people in the news and gossip magazines think that it is not good for Hollywood to have fit stars in movies that are popular with teenagers. Some people think that teenagers will feel depressed (ดีเพรสดฺ’) adj. หดหู่ใจ,เศร้า,ถูกกดลง,ตกต่ำ (เศรษฐกิจ),ซึ่งอยู่ต่ำ คำที่มีความหมายเหมือนกัน) their own looks if they see actors, singers and models, who are slim, fit and have nice abs.
I disagree! I think having people who are fit in movies can be a good thing. Often times, they will be role models for other young people, motivating them to be healthy and fit themselves. Too many people are indoors all day long, playing video games, chatting on the internet and watching TV. I am hoping that watching these movies might encourage (vt. ปลุกใจ, ให้กำลังใจ, กระตุ้น) to get out and exercise!
As a matter of fact, many young stars are starting to enjoy the fitness lifestyle. Harry Potter’s Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe are both leading healthy lives! Emma Watson told Grazia magazine that she doesn’t diet. “My philosophy (หลักปรัชญา, หลักความจริงของชีวิต (syn. axiom, truth); วิชาปรัชญา) is to eat what you like and be healthy and exercise,” she told them.
I KNOW movies, actors and actresses can motivate people to get fit! When I was young (A LONG TIME AGO), I remember watching the movie Rocky 4. Rocky (actor Sylvester Stallone) was in amazing condition. They showed him workout in the movie and prepare for his boxing match against a very big and strong Russian fighter. After watching the movie, I got a set of dumbbells and the Rocky 4 music soundtrack. I was motivated to look and be as strong and fit as Rocky. Okay, I was a bit of a nerd.
Well, I am old now, but I am still fit and I have exercised regularly ever since then. The movie inspired me to be healthy and take care of my body. Why am I telling you all of this? Well, I hope that some of you will also be motivated by new movies like Twilight, Transformers and Harry Potter to get in shape yourselves.
You only have one body in this lifetime. As a teenager, NOW is the best time to start taking care of it. Being healthy now will make it easier to stay healthy for all of the years to come in your future.
Good luck!! Remember, if you need any advice, feel free to leave comments or an email.
Wishing you all health and happiness always…