The much talked about thing these days is Health. Everyone has become conscious about what to eat and what to avoid. People have taken up physical exercise or a sport to keep themselves fit. A lot of gyms have come up as a result; health canters too have mushroomed in every locality. A whole lot of youngsters, office goers have realized the importance of taking care of oneself and they eat healthily and stay fit. On this page we have shared here some examples of Speech, that will help you with preparing a speech of your own, for any occasion.
Long and Short Speech on Health
Speech – 1
“Those who think they have no time for exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” A very famous saying by Mr. Edward Stanley-the three times Prime Minister of the UK.
Good morning to all who join me here today on this occasion of World Health Day. We are all aware and will agree with Mr. Edward. And the truth is a lot of us are even conscious about the fact that health is a matter of utmost importance. We all know and have heard umpteen numbers of times to have a healthy start to begin our day. Let us face it, how many of us truthfully follow a health regime. I would say just about 20% roughly! It is not a fact but my estimation, it may be low or it may be high, depending on country to country, region to region. According to a survey in America a few years back, obesity was becoming a bigger disease than cancer.
Only a healthy person can enjoy the fruits of his labor. What use is one’s richness if a person who is wealthy lacks good health? He or she will be spending most of it either on medical bills or on employing help who will assist them to complete their daily chores.
“Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.” Says Josh Billings – a famous humor writer & professor at UK University. So very right he was when he said it a century back. It still holds good and will be for the next centuries to come.
So before this happens to us, and we lose our health, it is time to think. It is time to change. Who said that change is easy? It is a fight against your own will power. It is, after all, I who is stopping myself from doing what is best for me. The benefits of health begin with me. So the efforts also must begin with me. The day one realizes this he or she will become actively involved in building this invaluable asset called a healthy body. It is, after all, a healthy body in which a sound mind lives. If we are healthy we will be able to work better, think better, live better and enjoy to the fullest this gift called life.
Lastly, I would want to point out, that great health can be achieved by eating healthy, following at least one physical activity every day, if possible, sleeping sufficient, drinking enough water to keep yourself hydrated, getting up early and doing yoga. Yes and most importantly stay away from junk food as far as possible. It is alright to have fried food once in a blue moon, but having it on say every weekend can only damage your arteries. I leave it up to you my dear listeners, what combination works for you. I end my speech with this very famous saying by William Shakespeare
“Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.”
Speech – 2
Greetings everyone! It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you all on behalf of all my staff and colleagues. Whether one is small as a kid, an adolescent, an old or moving towards the middle age; at every stage, our health is the center of all our activities and the life we lead. A healthy body is a vehicle and me, the conscious being, am the master or the traveler.
Friends, these days people have become very conscious about their health & are often seen going to gyms, dance classes, aerobics or yoga centers, etc. Some of the people do this as a style statement, without knowing how important it is for each one of us to keep fit. And keeping fit does not necessarily mean that one has muscles and can show them off. But it definitely does mean that you have an active lifestyle and are able to do your work without feeling too tired or feel taxed on your strength. I mean you do not feel the daily chores tiring and you are able to enjoy the day fully. For me, health is an integral part of your daily activities woven into a day’s schedule. Taking care of your health is something that cannot be thought of as an activity for which you will take out time when you are free from office or daily chores. There are various aspects to which our health is dependent. They include physical, mental and emotional factors.
For achieving physical strength it is important that we begin our day with some sort of physical exercise. Go for your morning walk or gym, yoga, or simply exercise at home if you like. Basically, do whatever you are fonder of and can take up physically according to your age. Take your pick and then, stick to the schedule. To be with your plan you need a lot of, no, not physical, but mental power too. Yes, you got it; a lot of will power is needed to follow your regime. A very famous Spanish proverb says “A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.”
“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear” said Buddha.
Now that you have chosen your sport and a regime and imbibed it in your system, the next best thing to do is to check what you eat. This is the most important aspect of keeping fit and healthy. Eating too little or too much both is bad. As rightly said by Buddha, the wise one, it is our duty to keep our body healthy. By choosing the right food that gives us nutrition and strength, we need to take it in the right quantity. Avoid junk food as much as possible. “Garbage in Garbage Out” is the principle that applies in our life as much as on a computer. Eat junk and the result is a fat lethargic & lazy you! If you want a healthy body and a clear, strong mind then you must eat your greens, have a balanced diet, drink milk, juices and an adequate amount of water.
Last but not least we must keep ourselves mentally and emotionally fit too. Keep our emotions in control. We must learn to handle our anger, learn to be patient and accommodating to the others’ needs. This may be easily achieved by some people, credit it to family values or a great upbringing. But for those who are still struggling to control their emotions meditation is the answer. Meditation, not just on our goals, but also helps us to achieve more. It helps us to stay focused. It helps us clear our minds and create space for creative and constructive thoughts. Especially in the times of today where there is so much stress in our lives, we need to distress and think and work rationally. Our EQ is more important than IQ I say. Only a healthy mind can be trained to achieve the unachievable. So meditation is what we must learn to practice, each day. It is the health in totem that is desired after all.
As I said in the beginning, our body is a vehicle, it is important for us to understand that neglecting it will end us up with facing difficulties. Sometimes it may make it difficult for us even to breathe. A little negligence on our part may mean an invitation to illness. A very famous Dutch proverb puts things in perspective, It says, “Sickness comes on horseback but departs on foot” One who suffers from ailments can best tell you how important it is to be healthy. So if we need to reach our life’s destination comfortably and become successful in our career, be an asset and not a liability, then we have to learn to take great care of this precious gift that we get so naturally. It is important for this vehicle to be in the best of its condition to enable us to enjoy the fruits of our labor.
I urge each one of us to be a health freak. Be superconscious. It is a great thing to do. Stay healthy and fit. Enjoy! Thank you.
Speech – 3
Good Morning respected Principal Ma’m, teachers & my dear friends,
The fresh breeze in the morning, the dawn that brings the soothing rays of the sun, green plants and trees, fragrances from the roses & marigold in the balcony, they all are inspiration enough for anyone to go out and be there. You may want to go and be in the best of the company – Mother Nature’s lap, the one place where you always find comfort. Nothing can bind you to your bed, once you have had experienced the morning freshness. And if you have enjoyed this precious gift, you will fully agree with me.
These are some reasons to inspire you to have a healthy start of your otherwise super busy, tiring and officious day.
I start my day with some exercise, with my mother, and then my daily routine begins. All through the day, my healthy start keeps me energetic and lively so I can complete all my tasks efficiently and enthusiastically. Exercise induces and increases the adrenaline in my blood taking the energy levels high improving the oxygen supply to the organs that otherwise do not receive it and improves my muscle endurance.
Interestingly exercising helps in producing a feeling of happiness and reduces pain. It helps people who suffer from anxiety, feelings of depression. It can actually be very effective in lifting one’s mood. And if you are looking for weight loss, then exercising is your one-stop-shop solution.
Since the benefits of exercise are not limited to physical maintenance, they can be realized only by the people who actually follow a strict regime. They will tell us how it also helps to keep them mentally healthy too. For, studies now have proven that people who exercise regularly have improved brain functioning, swift thinking, and definitely better memory.
It can be concluded from here that exercise has a direct relation with health. Health is a sum total of physical fitness as well as mental and emotional.
A morning walk, jog, aerobics, yoga or cycling on fresh lovely mornings; is a way to jump-start your day. You choose the activity that appeals to you and that you are able to endure physically. Exercise regularly and you will see the difference. If you are young then you will definitely feel more energetic and be able to do much more than you can otherwise manage. And if you are in your middle age then you can easily keep all the heart ailments and other many such monsters at bay. One study has found that by regular fitness regime you can decrease blood pressure and blood fat levels.
These days even good organizations and offices have become health conscious and have developed the surroundings of their premises around the fact that one must, and needs to get up from his or her desk and do some physical exercise before going back to work again from a refreshing break. Coffee breaks can wait! Some of the offices allow the officers to cycle & go from one end to the other. Yet there are some who have gyms or re-creational rooms built within their office complex. They have claimed to have better performance from their employees thus increasing their output on the whole.
“Without health, life is not life, it is the only state of languor and suffering”, said Buddha. And it is only right, thinking, assessing, analyzing and adopting the ways that lead us to a path of great health and happiness should be our motive.
Speech – 4
Good Morning! I am glad to see the glowing, beautiful radiant faces of the wonderful August gathering. We popularly say that “You can judge the book by its cover.” And upon seeing all the happy faces my judgment about you is that you are all completely fit and healthy. For if you were not, then you couldn’t have had this glowing luminous smile.
That is the beauty of taking good care of this body that is known as the temple of our beautiful soul. We take a lot of things for granted. For example, our eyes, hands, legs, power of speaking, hearing and thinking intellectually, they all come so naturally to us that we just cannot think of life without them. Now all these features are the characteristics of a healthy body. But these are the external gifts that life offers us. How about the gift of a healthy stomach, lungs, liver or heart, even muscles? These are some invisible gifts given to humans subtly. If any of these organs stop functioning modestly, our life goes for a toss! Thankfully, we do not have to do much of a maintenance job when it comes to taking care of all these body parts. God gave us this beautiful computer fitted inside our heads. And this super-intelligent thing regulates our systems perfectly.
This machinery of life is a self-driven, self-lubricated and self-maintained intelligent super system. Even your cars or vehicles need maintenance, servicing and an up-keep schedule. The great thing about your vehicles is that we can always change them, buy new ones when their life gets over or you get bored with the old ones. But your most important vehicle, your body is given to you only once! You need to take care of it. It is your prime duty to maintain it. If this body is not healthy then even the best of the cars in your fleet is going to be of no use to you.
The health of your body is the health of your soul. Keeping an active regime, eating healthy food, having healthy thoughts, i.e. thinking positive thoughts, keeping a positive attitude towards others and keeping your environment clean are the contributors to a holistic approach towards health. Yoga and meditation have become such a rage these days. Every guru, every sports coach, life coach, and professional organizations have become aware of the importance of including YAM -yoga & meditation in the daily lives of the people who follow them or are attached to them. YAM is becoming a way of life. Even in villages and not so urban regions people are becoming conscious day by day. It is only the ones who take their life too casually, and are careless about their body and life otherwise, are doing too little to keep healthy and fit. They are the ones you will find mostly in eating joints, restaurants, bakery shops, sweet shops, etc. These people can then easily be spotted frequenting hospitals, doctors and chemists, taking self-medication sometimes to overcome their digestion problems. Most of the times they even seem fighting with obesity too.
Healthy people, on the other hand, can be seen in the parks, playing fields and sports clubs, gaming or simply walking, jogging or running. Such people even the cold weather conditions cannot stop. It is not that these self-motivated self-driven self-directed people do not go out and eat in various places. It is just that they do it less frequently and the quantity and quality of food they order are definitely different from the food ordered by unhealthy eaters. It is all about making choices in life, whether professional or personal. Substantial deliberation in the way we want to lead our life is the key. We must use our power of discretion sensibly and judiciously. What we allow inside our digestive system is our choice. What we think is also our choice. So keeping a virile body and prophylactic mind will lead us towards invigorating health.
While exercise and good eating habits are good for the body, meditation is wonderful for our mind, thoughts, and brain. It helps us to have a superb memory and keeps us peaceful and composed throughout our day. While yoga gives us physical competency, meditation gives us psychological and cognitive aptitude. And for an exemplary life lived in a perfect manner we need both. Now the most important thing is time. We all very conveniently blame it on time. We say where the time is. We are always hard-pressed for this precious commodity. But the truth is we are too relaxed and lazy when it comes to doing things for our own self. Procrastination is engraved in our souls as an inherited feature. We just delay it incessantly and perpetually, knowing that one day we will have to do it when we see it on a prescription given to us by a doctor when it just maybe not too late for us to change the reckless ways we have been treating our body. So why wait till that extremity. Why not start now. Why not take some time for the best to happen now. Let us change for “If you won’t change then who will”.