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Allison Baughtman
Healthy Eating and Exercise Expository Essay
Effective Essay Writing
Instructor: Jon Castle
April 12, 2009

Even though a lot of people make too many excuses for not eating healthy, everyone should eat healthy and exercise regularly because healthy eating and exercise keeps your body healthy and helps you live longer and stronger. There are a lot of benefits to eating healthy. There are also a lot of risks to your health if you chose not to eat healthy. Your future will be so bright if You just knew the facts about healthy eating and exercise.

Exercise is an important part of a healthy eating diet. Exercise helps burn the extra calories you have eaten that day and it also helps your body get physically fit and you will have more energy. There are all kinds of ways to exercise. You can swim and do daily laps or you could go walking in the park everyday and participate in marathons. Exercise keeps you so healthy and so many people underestimate the value that exercise could play in their life and how important it is follow through with exercise. You should aim to get at least thirty minutes of physical activity in each day. A person could take up gardening or maybe just washing the car. As long as you are getting physical activity in your daily routine you are burning calories which is much needed especially if you have eaten more than you needed to for the day. Walking is great, because it's easy to fit into your day. Leave the car behind sometimes. Get off the bus a stop or two early. Walk to the store, don't drive - but make it brisk enough so that you feel slightly breathless – ambling along won't cut it.

There are a lot of risks involved in not eating healthy. You can become obese and unhealthy. If you are obese you can develop a lot of health problems such as high blood pressure and clogged arteries which can lead to strokes, blood clots and heart attacks. Not only are people at risk for becoming obese but they are at risk for a lot of health related disorders that interfere with their everyday life such not having any energy to go out and enjoy all the things that the world has to offer with their loved ones. It is sad to see such wonderful people not have enough energy to carry out their everyday activities with the ones they love just because they have an unhealthy eating habit and exercise routine. There are all kinds of diseases related to not eating healthy such as thyroid dysfunction, kidney malfunction, and intestinal problems. People who are not eating healthy can also get gum diseases, heart diseases, muscle deterioration, vision loss, and anorexia. All this occurs because the body is not getting the nutritional foods it needs each day to function appropriately. People can always supplement vitamins and minerals for the foods that they are not taking in each day. Did you know that even vegetarians develop health issues because the meat that everyone eats is nutritional to the body and when you do not get that you would have to substitute it for some kind of vitamins or minerals to get the nutritional intake you would need. The majority of the people here in America have very poor eating habits. Premature death, essentially. Poor eating can contribute to and increase the risk of obesity, heart disease, heart attack, stroke, cancer, diabetes and various other chronic conditions. Unhealthy eating and physical inactivity are leading causes of death in the United States. People are dying. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, unhealthy eating and inactivity cause 310,000-580,000 deaths every year similar to the number of deaths caused by tobacco and 13 times more than are caused by guns. Unhealthy eating and physical inactivity are major contributors to reduced quality of life and disabilities. Diet and inactivity related diseases are expensive. Better nutrition could reduce the cost of heart...
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