What is another word for on balance?

29 synonyms found


[ ˌɒn bˈaləns], [ ˌɒn bˈaləns], [ ˌɒ_n b_ˈa_l_ə_n_s]

"On balance" is a phrase used to indicate a judgment or conclusion made after considering all of the relevant factors, both positive and negative. Synonyms for this expression include "all things considered," "overall," and "taken as a whole." These alternatives to "on balance" convey a sense of weighing all of the available information and coming to a reasoned decision. Other synonyms for "on balance" include "in the end," "in the final analysis," and "in summation." All of these phrases are useful when conveying a nuanced and thoughtful conclusion to a complex issue, whether it is in a professional or personal context.

How to use "On balance" in context?

On balance, the benefits of exercise far outweigh the risks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that regular physical activity can prevent coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, some types of cancer, and unhealthy weight gain. Exercise also improves mood and cognitive function. Injuries have been shown to occur in about one-tenth of one percent of Americans who regularly engage in vigorous physical activity, and the vast majority of these injuries are minor. The most common and serious injuries from exercise are from over-working muscles and over-reading endurance levels.

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