Delaying Aging Through Exercise

Essay by Anonymous UserHigh School, 12th gradeA, November 1996

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Thesis statement: Using the benefits of exercise to delay the onset of aging is a worthwhile investment in a persons future

Intro. - talk about origins

I. History of exercise

A. Definition

B. general overview of exercise

C. Types

1. Aerobic

2. Anaerobic

3. Crosstraining

D. Benefits of exercise

1. Lower Blood Pressure / Higher Stroke volume

2. Increase in endurance / Strength

3. More alert/ Better mental attitude

II. Benefits to the aging population

A. Longer life

B. Slowing down the aging process

C. Cut down in medical expenses

Conclusion - reinstates health benefits from essay.

The first group of people to utilize the benefits of exercise were the Greeks. It was Aristotle a famous philosopher of the time who brought this concept to the people at the time. The word exercise means 'Bodily exertion for the sake of developing and maintaining physical fitness.'

In today's world you find people from all walks of life, age and sex exercising in some form or another.

Whether it be running in a park or lifting weights in a gym, let's face its here to stay.

There are basically three types of exercise. First we have aerobic meaning with oxygen, this type uses oxygenated blood produced by the heart and lungs to supply the body with energy. This type is long in duration, an example of an exercise would be jogging.

Next we have anaerobic meaning without oxygen it uses the stored energy in the muscles only and is short in duration an example would be the 200m hurdles.

Finally we come to crosstraining. It encompasses both aerobic and anaerobic styles to make maximum use of all systems this would be accomplished by starting and stopping at

different intervals. For example you could go running down a path then stop...