Should Teenagers Be Forced? Essay

2420 Words Apr 22nd, 2015 10 Pages
My question is due to the increasing amount of teenagers that are clinically obese should teenagers between the age ranges of 13-18 be forced to participate in sports?
In my discussion part I am going to talk about my point of view on whether or not teenagers should or should not be forced to participate in sports. After I have talked about my point of view I will mention the arguments and counter arguments which will show peoples point of view on whether teenagers should be forced to participate in sport or not. But firstly I am going to state a quote from a newspaper and a quote from another source stating why teenagers should be forced to participate in sports. A quote from The Telegraph states that “forcing children to exercise more does not make them thinner”. (Smith, 2012). This argument is a quote against the idea of forcing teenagers to participate in sports in order to tackle the problem of obesity and overweight teenagers. A quote from a different source said “I think that all high school students should be required to participate in a team sport. Teams create a safe and welcoming environment for their athletes. Students who are normally outsiders would feel included because they are part of a team”. (emcphillips, 2011). This counter argument is a quote for the idea of forcing teenagers to participate in sport. Both of these quotes show that there are a variety of arguments for and against the idea of forcing teenagers to participate in sports.
My point of view is…

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