Developing A Habit Of Daily Exercise

2290 Words Mar 29th, 2016 10 Pages
Heart Disease, high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes are just a few of the life threatening diseases that can be an effect of lack of exercise. These diseases and many more can be easily prevented with daily exercise. Developing a habit of daily exercise should be instilled into everyone, including children, to help form a strong exercise foundation. Research shows that the benefits of exercise reach far beyond the physical aspect of exercise. People tend to feel better physically, emotionally and their confidence levels begin to rise. According to The Effects of Exercise,” exercise distracts and relaxes you for a while, because when you exercise, you are discharging many feelings and incommodities, such as stress.” (Effects of Exercise 4) As well as everyone knows, some of the most stressful times in our lives can occur during childhood. Children spend about one thousand two hundred and eighty hours a year sedentarily in school, which is about seven hours day. Children should do about sixty minutes or more of exercise daily per the Center for Disease Control (Childhood Obesity 2). Because the obesity rate is rapidly increasing year after year, the pressure is on to find ways to decrease obesity in America. Since daily exercise will help prevent obesity and establish a good foundation for a healthy lifestyle, there should be more physical education requirement in schools. Overweight is defined as having excess body weight for a particular height from…
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