Persuasive Exercise Essay

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INTRODUCTION
ATTENTION:I. Think of four important people in your life. One of these four people will be diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes, obesity, or depression in the course of their life, which may eventually cause death. Imagine if that person had simply exercised for 30 minutes, 4-5 times a week. They would most likely not be suffering from the disease, and living a happy healthy life.

II. Depression, Heart Disease and Diabetes are all major life threatening diseases that affect over 860,000 people combined in America every year.

III. Obesity is also a leading cause of death in America, causing approximately 300,000 deaths each year in America. It is now considered an epidemic.

IV (EXPERIENCE). I have been active ever since I was 5 years old from playing tennis, to running around on the youth soccer field. Exercise is a part of my daily life, and I love the benefits that it gives me. I've been an avid runner for 5 years, and the mood and energy boosting effects combined with the physical benefits of healthy muscles and bones has kept me exercising regularly. I'm very passionate about staying active, and it's been a huge part of my life from school sports, to exercising for fun!

VI. (PREVIEW BODY) Today we will be talking about why everyone should exercise, how regular exercise can help the declining health of America, and what you can do to get active yourself!

BODY
NEED:VII. Many people in America are suffering from the diseases listed above. These diseases will cause weight gain, lifelong health complications, and eventually death if not treated with light to moderate physical activity to strengthen the heart. a. According to www.livestrong.com, “Less than half of the American population participates in the recommended daily amount of physical activity required to attain the healthy benefits related to exercise.”

b. As said by the researchers of www.thinkquest.org, “As people get older,...
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