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Speech 2 Outline – Lacy Thompson
Topic: why you should exercise

Audience Analysis: since most of my audiences are students with a job, I will focus on how exercise can boost your energy, and mental health to get more accomplished in school.

General Purpose: To persuade
Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to exercise.

Thesis: It’s hard being a student and working at the same time, and find energy for both. I will show you why starting an exercise program can boost your energy and your mental health.

INTRODUCTION
I.Do you find yourself not having as much energy during the week as you used to when you were in high school? (Gain Attention) a.Do you find that you get irritable more often?
II.I am a current health science student, and have taken a nutritional course that really help my gain some perspective about my own health issues.(Ethos) a.Energy, mental health and physical health can all be eased by exercise. (Preview Main points) III.Most of us in this room are students, and also work. Some of us probably even have families we take care of. (Make Topic Relevant to Audience) a. So it’s important for us to stay healthy so that we can continue to do all of these things. (Motivate) BODY

I. Lack of exercise is detrimental to your health.
A. When my uncle passed away from cardiovascular disease, I was a mess. I couldn’t believe that someone who seemed so young, could be taken so early, after all he was only 49. (Pathos)

B. In a report put out by the CDC in January of 2012, cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of men and women in America. (Logos) Cardiovascular disease is when the arteries and veins become clogged with plaque, this due in part by lack of exercise.

II Exercise can boost your mood, and mental health.
A.After I was diagnosed with Clinical Depression and Anxiety, I started a rigorous medication plan. It’s hard to find that perfect pill or combination of pills that cures all the issues...
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