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A Poem About Exercising

Nithya Venkat enjoys writing about nature and different aspects of life in the form of poetic verses.


Keep exercising every day and increase your longevity. Be responsible and be around for your near and dear ones. Start exercising, start now.

I wrote this poem as a motivation to start exercising. I am trying to keep up with my exercise schedule and I hope you are too.

Exercise is easy, exercise is fun,

Exercise is great for everyone,

Run, jog, walk, run or skip,

Make sure you do at least a little bit.

Increase your exercise day by day,

Keep at it and you will find a way,

To be healthy, to be aware,

Exercise keeps you healthy,

Exercise takes care,

Exercise brings benefits,

Many benefits that are free,

Remember with exercise,

You can live long and carefree,

Free of all ailments, free of cholesterol,

Free from all aches and pains,

Be healthy and stand tall,

Get up from your couch,

And switch off the TV,

Put away your games and your PSP’s,

Run out, play and celebrate,

The benefits of exercise,

To be healthy and safe,

Exercise and be,




Benefits of Exercising

Exercise keeps you fit and healthy. Exercise helps every part of your body.

Exercising helps to

  • prevent weight gain/lose excess weight and improve overall physical health
  • build strong bones and muscles that are vital for everyday physical activities like walking, lifting, and running
  • improve circulation to your brain that in turn helps to keep the brain healthy and prevent memory loss
  • prevent the onset of chronic diseases
  • sleep well
  • release serotonin.

Serotonin is a mood stabilizer that helps to decrease depression and anxiety.




© 2011 Nithya Venkat


Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 04, 2020:

Thank you greg cain, it is great that you are biking regularly and taking care.

greg cain from Moscow, Idaho, USA on June 04, 2020:

Nithya - this is a well-crafted poem and message, and so pertinent for our times! I tell myself every day that I won't regret going for my daily bike ride. Indeed, I've never regretted going...it's when I don't go that brings on the guilt. Anyway, what a great way to motivate and inspire all of us to look away from our screen (I had to Google PSPs to find out it was the small, handheld PlayStation), walk away from our computers and do some dedicated daily moving! Well done.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on April 22, 2020:

Vellur, you are welcomed.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on April 21, 2020:

Thank you Miebakagh.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on April 19, 2020:

Nithya, I am an exercise enthusiast. When I saw the poem, my pleasure reading same. It inspire me. Thanks for sharing.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on October 16, 2019:

Thank you Abitha.

Abitha from Chennai, Tamilnadu on October 12, 2019:

A beautiful reminder of a healthy habit, especially for us writers who need to sit down for long hours. Engaging, fun poem. Cheers Nithya

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 19, 2019:

Thank you Siyabonga Khololwakhe Nzuza.


Well Nithya this is a great poem and a beautiful way o reminding us of the importance of exercising .

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on April 18, 2019:

Thank you Jasmine.

Jasmeen on November 16, 2017:

Nice Poem

I share this poem in morning assembly in my school

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on November 15, 2017:

So true Anusha Jain. I share the same views, thank you for taking the time to read and comment.

Anusha Jain from Delhi, India on November 07, 2017:

Very true. Exercising is something we all must do for our best friend in the world -- Our own body. For professionals who have to sit for long hours, exercising becomes even more important. Not only is exercise beneficial for our physical health, but, recent studies have also shown that our brain cells benefit from it too.

Great post, full of a lot of positivity.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on November 30, 2016:

Zendaya, sure I will :).

zendaya on November 30, 2016:

make sure every day you do exercise

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on July 03, 2014:

teaches12345 thank you for your visit and continuous support. Much appreciated.

Dianna Mendez on July 03, 2014:

Very inspiring! I need to read this before heading to the gym.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 05, 2014:

shampa sadhya thank you for stopping by and for the lovely comment.

Shampa Sadhya from NEW DELHI, INDIA on June 05, 2014:

Oh! Unique Nithya Thanks to Chitrangada for sharing it or I would have missed reading this excellent poetic piece.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 05, 2014:

ChitrangadaSharan thank you for your lovely comment and share.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on June 05, 2014:

How wonderful to motivate for doing exercise through a poem! Loved this!

Thanks and shared on HP!

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on January 23, 2014:

Harishprasad thank you for reading and commenting. Exercise is important to lead a healthy life.

Harish Mamgain from New Delhi , India on January 23, 2014:

I am all for it what you have conveyed through this beautiful little poem. Yes, exercise is such an important factor in living a healthy life. Well done, Vellur.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on April 19, 2013:

ExoticHippieQueen thank you for stopping by and reading.

ExoticHippieQueen on April 19, 2013:

Very clever and inspiring, as well. Thanks for the encouragement!

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on April 09, 2013:

James-wolve thank you, running is a great form of exercise. Thank you for stopping by.

Tijani Achamlal from Morocco on April 09, 2013:

Sort is very important nowadays.It is a real medicine.It relieves stress and helps prevent illnesses such as heart disease, in an enjoyable and exciting way.

For me,I run because it's my passion, and not just a sport. Every time I walk out the door, I know why I'm going where I'm going and I'm already focused on that special place where I find my peace and solitude. Running, to me, is more than just a physical exercise... it's a consistent reward for victory! I VOTED UP!

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on April 08, 2013:

GinaBina4 am glad you like my poem, thank you for reading.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on April 08, 2013:

CMCastro thank you, exercises helps to keep the heart healthy and live a long life.

Debbie thank you for stopping by and reading. Thanks for adding me too.

rebeccamealey thank you, am glad this poem serves as a reminder.

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on April 08, 2013:

Cute way to remind us to exercise. I like this little diddy.

Deborah Brooks Langford from Brownsville,TX on April 08, 2013:

Vellur.. I just added this on facebook to my healthy site.. TOPS.. I will add you too.. bless you .. I love it

Christina M. Castro from Baltimore,MD USA on April 08, 2013:

A really good poem, and it gets to the heart of the matter!

Gina from West Tennessee on April 08, 2013:

I really like this :)) It's a fun poem. Now I gotta take your advice & get moving :))

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 27, 2012:

Vinaya Ghimire thank you for your appreciation, am happy you liked my poem.

Vinaya Ghimire from Nepal on June 26, 2012:

Cleverly done. I loved this cute little poem!

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 26, 2012:

tillsonititan thank you, sing away and exercise!! Thank you for the vote too.

Docmo, will be an honor to have my poem pinned on the wall of your clinic!! Thank you.

Sunshine625 great idea, exercise away!!! Thank you.

Neil Rose I think the couch conspires against all exercise thoughts. Thank you for the visit.

Dana Teresa, great go ahead and exercise!! Thank you for your wonderful comments.

Dana Strang from Ohio on June 26, 2012:

This makes the whole idea of exercising fun! Everyone knows we should do it. This poem makes me WANT to! Great job!

Nell Rose from England on June 26, 2012:

This is great! lol! yes get away from that pc and game, we need to exercise now!

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on June 26, 2012:

Fun! I'm going to memorize this and use it as a mantra while I exercise :)

Mohan Kumar from UK on June 26, 2012:

Nice one- should have it on the wall of my clinic!

Mary Craig from New York on June 26, 2012:

This would make a great song to sing while exercising. Light and enjoyable. Voted up.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 19, 2012:

laura thank you.

laura on June 19, 2012:

cooll poem

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 18, 2012:

ishwaryaa22 thank you for stopping by and your appreciation.

Ishwaryaa Dhandapani from Chennai, India on June 18, 2012:

A well-versed poem that well-highlighted exercise as its main representation! You showed the importance of exercise in a positive manner through this engaging inspirational poem! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on April 07, 2012:

AudreyHowitt am glad you enjoyed my poem. Getting away from our computer is quite a task. Am in front of my computer too.

Audrey Howitt from California on April 07, 2012:

I have to laugh--I should be out there exercising! But no, I am here in my computer! Great read!

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on March 24, 2012:

vnr thankyou for reading and leaving a comment and yes very difficult to follow.

vnr on March 24, 2012:

very nice poem.good to read though difficult to follow

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on March 10, 2012:

Victoria Lynn am glad you enjoyed my poem.Exercise is very important to stay healthy, but very difficult to tear away from hubpages and go to exercise!!

Victoria Lynn from Arkansas, USA on March 08, 2012:

A funny and useful poem that covers the benefits of exercise. Now if I can just tear myself away from HubPages! haha. I enjoyed this hub!

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