Last Week My Grandmother Fell Essay

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Last week my grandmother fell. In one little misstep, she hit the ground breaking both her legs. How is that even possible? She didn’t even trip over anything! Sadly, the cause of such breakage was due to her weak brittle bones. She never made time for exercise during her entire life. She can’t recall a single day when she broke a sweat. This complete lack of exercise caused her bones to become delicate and frail. She always had an excuse and never made time for her body. Sadly, most Americans are like this.
America is a country of excuses, especially when it comes to exercise. People often say “I’m too busy,’ “I don’t have time,” “I am too tired,” the list is endless! People will think of every reason in the book not to exercise. Yes, Americans are truly busy, but the truth is EVERYONE has time to exercise. Research has shown that as little as 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity exercise lowers one’s risk Cardiovascular Disease and premature death! That is only thirty minutes of exercise five days a week!! Even so, many people believe they cannot workout for thirty minutes a day! If this is the case, there is good news! Research also shows that seventy-five minutes per week of high-intensity exercise can achieve the same benefits (Garber, et al., 2011)! Everyone has a miniscule fifteen minutes five days per week to exercise. So, how does one get high-intensity exercise in just fifteen minutes? High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). There are so many benefits to…

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