Тема № 18 для 10-ж

Тема № 18 для 10-ж. Let’s talk about a healthy way of life.

Let’s talk about a healthy way of life. What can you do to become a healthier person?

I suppose that one of the main ingredients of a healthy way of life is physical activity. Personally I go in for volleyball (football, tennis). It is a very emotional game. It needs mobility [mou`biliti] (подвижность), stamina [`stæminә] (выносливость) and quick thinking. Volleyball (football, tennis) and my daily dozen help me to keep fit. Regular physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle but, of course, it’s not enough. To become a healthier person you should also sleep not less than 8 hours, eat more fruit and vegetables, drink more water, have positive emotions because they prolong life. And last but not least – you should avoid bad habits like smoking, drinking alcohol, taking drugs or overeating.

Do you agree that bad habits, like smoking, can be dangerous? Why (not)?

No doubt, bad habits, like smoking, can be dangerous. Smoking is a very unhealthy habit. It increases the risk of cancer, bronchitis, heart diseases. Vitamin C is destroyed by smoking. That’s why active smokers usually look older than non-smokers. Smoking not only affects active smokers but the so-called passive smokers as well.

What questions will you ask a person who keeps to a slimming diet?

What can you advise a person who cannot give up a bad habit?

It is never too late to start anything or stop anything. Deciding to stop smoking is deciding to choose a healthy way of life. But, of course, it is not easy to give up a bad habit. I think that the best thing is to stay away from peers who smoke or drink. You can also find an occupation that you enjoy, it will distract you from bad habits.

What health problems does fast food lead to? What should you do to avoid them?

One more ingredient of a healthy lifestyle is proper nutrition. We should choose what we eat more carefully, keep to a well-balanced diet and eat less fast food. Fast food leads to obesity, it is very unhealthy. Junk food has additives which make it much tastier, but which are dangerous for our health. People who often eat fast food easily become overweight. In order to lose weight they should do regular exercise and keep to a well-balanced diet.