Benefits of Exercise Outline

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Public Speaking Preparation Outline

Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about how exercise controls weight, combats health conditions and diseases, and improves mood.

Central Idea: Exercise and physical activity are a great way to feel better, gain health benefits and have fun.


You’re sweating, panting, 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 (Attention-Getter).
We’ve all gone through this feeling of exhaustion known as exercise. It can tire us out, yet leave a rewarding, kind of paradoxical feeling of energy.
I have this reaction every time I train for triathlons (Credibility).
I’m sure you’ve had this same feeling when
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When you exercise, your brain releases endorphins.
These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain.
Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine. For example, the feeling that follows a run or workout is often described as "euphoric."
That feeling, known as a "runner's high," can be accompanied by a positive and energizing outlook on life.
Leave you feeling happier and more relaxed.
John Spence, a professor at the University of Alberta, found that exercise brought about small, but statistically significant, increases in physical self-concept or self-esteem.
Exercise can help improve mood temporarily in depressed individuals.
According to T.C North in his article “Effect of Exercise on Depression,” exercise decreased depression more than relaxation training or engaging in enjoyable activities.
In fact, for people with mild or moderate depression, 30 minutes of intense exercise was as effective as medication for improving mood.
Another study conducted by the department of Health and Medicine at UCLA found that yoga reduced tension and stress while improving mood.
Changes also were observed in acute mood, with subjects reporting decreased levels of negative mood and fatigue following yoga classes. * * Conclusion

I. As we have seen, exercise and physical activity offers many benefits.
It controls weight, combats


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