Analysis Of Why Exercise Won T Make You Thin

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When people realize that maybe they are starting to become more overweight or gain a few pounds they may ask themselves, “Whatever I’m fine” or they might say, “Maybe I should start going to gym and exercise”. Those same people then go find a gym near their home, sign up for a gym membership, and maybe go for about a week. Then probably just quit after trying for a month. In the article “Why Exercise Won’t Make You Thin” published in Time Magazine on August 09, 2009 by John Cloud shows that exercise is not really needed. In this article Cloud describes to his readers his personal experience going to the gym and exercising. He believes that exercise is not worth the time and that it does not help people lose weight; it actually makes them gain weight and struggle even more. In the article Cloud connects with readers that either do not work out, or had the thought about working out. He…show more content…
The reader tends to feel sympathy for himself that he specifically has not lost weight after exercising for many years now. This is one of the very few connections he makes in his article. Cloud uses very little to connect with his readers and when he does, he begin to lose their attention again by using all of his facts and quotes. Cloud says, “You might think half a muffin over an entire day wouldn’t matter much, particularly if you exercise regularly…” (Cloud 14). He tries to connect to his readers by saying a comment like he is talking to them. By using the word “you” he connects with the reader making them think about their own personal experiences to relate to the article, but the reader quickly loses their attention because of the statistics he uses soon after. When Clouds says, “According to calculations published in the journal Obesity Research by a Columbia University…” (Cloud 15), right after trying to connect to the reader in the previous paragraph, they become uninterested or “bored” of the

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