College Students and the Lack of Exercise
You’re sweating, breathless, and have a feeling of euphoria. You don’t know why you feel so good when there has just been so much stress put on your body. We’ve all gone through this feeling of exhaustion known as exercise. It can tire us out, yet leave a rewarding, kind of ironic feeling of energy. I have this reaction every time I exercise. I’m sure you’ve had this same feeling when partaking in physical activity. I’d like to show you that we are all in need of exercise. Now is the time to get started so that we can enjoy the health, physiological and psychological benefits of exercise. It controls weight, combats health conditions and diseases, and improves our mood. Lack of exercise is harmful to our health. Exercise is not a large investment, but the yield is very high. I’m assuming that none of you will argue that exercise is harmful. You’ll agree that exercise is beneficial. However, I am not so sure all of us are actually exercising. I would like to tell you, then, not how to exercise, but to persuade you to go out and exercise. I.
Lack of exercise is harmful to our health.
Cardiovascular disease, the nation’s leading cause of death, is caused by inactivity. 1.
According to noted cardiologist A.B. Kachirisky from the University of Pennsylvania, clogged arteries and veins are a result of inactivity and can lead to heart attacks. 2.
Excess fat also caused by inactivity leads to a higher incidence of heart disease. Lack of physical activity is a primary risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Statistically, then, you will die at an earlier age if you do not exercise. Now some of you might be wondering why this topic is so important, especially to college students. b.
College students are not as healthy as we are often lead to believe. 1.
According to a study by the Department of Psychology at the University in Ohio, College students often experience stress from a variety of sources, including poor...
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