Persuasive Exercise Essay

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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.

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The number one way to prevent these diseases from occurring in the first place is to regularly exercise. By getting your heart rate up and releasing endorphins into your body naturally at least 5 times a week, you can reduce your risk of by diabetes by 34%, heart disease by 20%, can help you lose weight to avoid obesity and instantly boots your mood to help partially treat or prevent depression.


a. Exercising can become a habit, and something you carry on with your through the rest of your life. The earlier you start to exercise, the better your health will be when you’re older. However, it’s also never too late to get active! Not only can a 5 year old exercise and have fun by joining a youth soccer team, or playing Frisbee in the yard, but even an 80 year old can be active by joining an aerobics class or going on an easy walk down the street for light exercise to get their heart pumping and promote blood flow.
b. Now you may be thinking, “I’m way too busy to work out during the day!” or “I’m too tired to fit in exercising along with everything else I have to do.” To avoid these roadblocks, utilize time you don’t even realize you have. If you have 10 minutes between each class, use those to walk the long way to the cafeteria, or make a detour to
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