Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Special – IELTS – Part 1 Speaking – Exercising

I haven’t done one of these in a long time, so here I am giving you an IELTS Part 1 in a podcast and YouTube format.  Let’s break down these questions.

  • Do you like to exercise? Why or why not?
  • Is exercising important to you? Why or why not?
  • If you exercise, do you need to diet, too? Why do you think so?
  • Do you think more about your health now compared to when you were younger?


Do you like to exercise? – I absolutely love to exercise, especially in the mornings because it gives me my whypower.  My whypower is the motive behind why I do it to begin with, which is disruption.  Since I started taking my health seriously at the beginning of the year, I’ve achieved so many health goals, targets, and I’ve given myself the fittest body to date.

No, I don’t like exercising because I’ve read in a book that exercising is the worst way to get in shape, according to some publications that were recently published within the last couple of years.

Is exercising important to you?

Exercising played the most pivotal road in my life.  It was a cold night in 2005 that my life changed forever, and it was all in part because of a catastrophic failure I suffered at the Sunrise Regional Championships in Track & Field.  To this day, when I do Tough Mudders and Spartan Races all around the world, I remember that failure; and it’s that which pushes me across the finish line.

If you exercise, do you need to diet?

I believe recovery is extremely important, along with dieting in the entire process.  Without proper dieting, one could exercise twice a day for 300 days a year, but if they continue binging on trans-fatty foods, improvement won’t happen.

Do you think more about your health now compared to when you were younger?

I wasn’t aware of the damage I was putting my body through while I was younger.  Some days I would eat maybe 4k mg’s of sodium.  I would eat crackers and frozen pizza on an routine basis, along with crazy sugary drinks.  As a youngster, this could’ve set me up for metabolic diseases in a later stage of life.  Because I developed the conscious awareness (living in Thailand), I now follow a strict lifestyle (which I absolutely love) and I only eat my favorite foods (pizza and a burger) once every two weeks.





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