Persuasive Speech : Healthy Lifestyle

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Topic: Healthy Lifestyle
Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to live a healthier lifestyle
Thesis Statement: We have all seen these people and we know that they want to get more fit, but they have trouble losing the weight.
Introduction:
Attention Gaining Device: Have you seen that guy at a restaurant that is quite obese and is always looking to around to see if someone is watching them? Have you seen the guy that is embarrassed every time he goes to work out at a gym because he thinks people are always staring at them or making fun of them? (Thesis) We have all seen these people and we know that they want to get more fit, but they have trouble losing the weight.
Relevance: In the U.S. today, people are becoming more likely to become overweight or obese every day and it doesn’t look like it will be slowing down unless each individual does something about it.
Credibility: Many of my friends and people I know are struggling with obesity and just need a little help to get them going.
Preview: To begin, I would like to tell you exactly what obesity is. Then, I will give you info and stats about obesity in the U.S., what is causing this epidemic, and explain why people are choosing fast-food over healthier options. Last, I will share ways to stop this trend of obesity.
Transition: The first thing I would like to explain is what obesity really is.
Body:
I. Obesity is becoming a more common phrase when speaking about the American lifestyle, but many people don’t actually know…

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