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Fallacious Argument Adults should be mandated to exercise and most seem to just sit in front of the television or play on the technology devices and are getting fat and lazy (Technology, n.d.). With such a low percentage of adults exercising, despite the proven research and educational outreach over the years, doctors, experts in the health field, and local government leaders should implement strategies which require all adults to become physically active by adhering to the physical activity guidelines. To help them become active in exercise, they should learn how to do so when they are doing sedentary things like reading, watching television, or playing on their computers, cell phones, or iPods. The solution is simple; they can purchase home exercise DVDs or fitness equipment such a stationary bike, treadmill, total gym, stepper, thighmaster, or crunch machine and get a tax rebate for their purchase. Actors like Chuck Norris, Christy Brinkley, Wesley Snipes, Suzanne Summers, Tim Allen, Denise Austin, and Kristy Alley all have recommended working out while at home. Celebrities, who promote at home physical activity, do so by pointing out the major health benefits of staying active, which they claim, people can achieve by using their endorsed products which are promoted during infomercials or paid advertisement. For example, the thighmaster is recommended as one of the best designed exercise machines on the market, according to Allen (1992), who says it will last nearly forever and is practically indestructible thus worth every dollar and it comes with a life-time warranty as well as high customer safety recommendations and will get you ripped (Mentor, 1992). Summers and Allen are stars who also indorse the thighmaster and show how people can use it while multitasking at home during their TV advertisements. The thighmaster infomercial features people getting fit while watching
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television and exercising with it at the same time. The celebrities Norris and Brinkley are major spokes persons for the total gym (Schindler, 2003) and Snipes, who is an enthusiastic martial artist, says the total gym is the only piece of fitness equipment people will need to use in order to get fit in as little as 10 minutes (Norris, n.d.). He uses the total gym during lunch breaks to warm up, tone up, and to release stress. Austin and Alley are fans of treadmills and quick at home video routines which can take as little as 12 minutes, which they say can be dome at at home either during commercials, if watching TV, or by follow along on DVDs (Siegler, 2009). Austin, age 52, is a long time home fitness promoter and credits her heart health, nutrition, and overall fitness to staying active without going to the gym (Seigler, 2009). Her positive outlook over the years has resulted in millions of fans who buy her DVDs (Seilger, 2009), and all adults can purchase this DVD so they have a variety of workouts to use each week, depending on if they short or longer times to follow along.
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  • Fall '15
  • Psychology, The Hours, physical activity, Physical exercise, Chuck Norris, Exercise equipment, Denise Austin

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