Exercise! It really works!

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Exercise! It really works!

Breaking news! Well, not quite. You already know that exercise is good for you. So why don’t you go out there and do it? It can prevent heart disease, help you shed those extra pounds, and even make you happier and more optimistic. These are basic facts, that everyone is well aware of, but that people seldom apply to their every day lives. Over half the world’s population does not exercise, at all. And what’s worse, they are proud to admit it. The number of obese people all over the world is staggering. If exercise can help them lose the extra pounds, then why don’t they? Human beings are incredibly lazy, despite the fact that they are more or less hyper active when they are growing up. You’ve probably spent afternoons outside in the hottest summer playing tag or hide and seek. Children are active for most of their lives, but by the time they reach late adolescent, they settle into a sedentary state of being. In most cultures, this is due to the pressures of academic achievement. Sports are often sacrificed and put on the back burner in order to achieve academic excellence. As we make transitions between different stages of ...

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