Persuasive Essay On Body Weight

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The facts are two thirds of us are overweight to some degree or another and when we look closely, it is easy to see why. Our modern sedentary world offers little in the way of built in daily physical activity and has us sitting for the best part of 80 percent of our day. Unless we have a manual working type job or go to the gym regularly we simply do not get enough muscular exertion anymore and our muscles grow weak, flabby and we lose as much as one half pound per year of this precious tissue. Then energy requirements are lowered as it is muscle tissue that burns fuel (calories) created from the food we eat.
When we aren’t burning fuel as we should it be it is very easy then to store it as fat and become overweight. And that is what is happening to us. As we continue to downgrade our metabolic motors from an absence of enough
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Some people have screwed their food intake down to where it fits through the eye of a needle yet they still remain overweight.
The answer lies in our muscles. We need to get them working again, getting them strong and toned and keeping them that way. Muscles are not just for looks and play a huge role in our overall health and when they are neglected becoming overweight is just one of the consequences.
Many people think that exercise is some sort of low intensity, long duration activity that doesn’t require much effort but does require a lot of time (like walking). This puts many people off exercise as they simply do not have hours each week to devote to it. People that don’t know what they are talking about say “Just go for a walk that is all you need” which is totally incorrect misleading information. Low intensity cardio type activity is not going to tone muscles and that is your ticket out of that overweight body.
Exercise away your overweight

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