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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VISUALIZATION: IX. Imagine getting out bed each morning energized, happy, and feeling well rested. There are 1, 440 minutes in every day. Take out 15- 30 minutes 5 times a week, and this is more than possible! Exercise alone will increase your life expectancy by at least 3 years. Think of everything that you can do in three years!
a. "You don't have to work up a big sweat at the gym or become a long-distance runner," said U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, who released a report on physical fitness in World Health Day.
b. Think of how good you’ll feel after you get done with your activity, your adrenaline will be flowing, heart pumping, and your mood will be elevated! You’ve never heard someone say “Man, I really regret exercising”. Have you? Of course not!
c. According to, “Research on anxiety, depression and exercise shows that the psychological and physical benefits of exercise can also help reduce anxiety and improve mood.”

ACTION: X. Anyone can include exercise into their daily life, even if they are disabled. There are thousands of specialized exercise equipment that anyone with a disability can use to get fit, from someone in a wheelchair, bad back, broken leg or even arthritis sufferers.

XI. By carving out 15-30 minutes of your day, you can change your health for the rest of your life! Go for a 15 minute walk around town, hop on