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June 2, 2009

Losing Weight

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 5:11 am

Glossary :
1. distinction : A distinction between similar things is a difference.
2. excessive : It is more or higher than is necessary or reasonable.
3. anorexia : refuse to eat enough and becomes thinner and thinner.
4. bulimia : they make themselves vomit after eating.
5. disproportion : a state in which two things are unequal.
6. kidney : the organs in your body that take waste matter from your blood.

% of overweight people (light blue = men, dark blue = women)

% of overweight people (light blue = men, dark blue = women)

Russian bodybuilder who died from kidney trouble

Russian bodybuilder who died from kidney trouble

Losing Weight

These days, many people want to lose weight without distinction of age or gender.
And according to statistics, many people need to lose weight.
Anyway there are many ways to lose weight.
For example, there are exercises (such as skipping rope, walking, and yoga), diets, and even liposuction.
But losing excessive weight can cause some side effects.
For instance, anorexia, bulimia, nutritional deficiencies, and so on.
And the Korea National Red Cross said that some volunteers who want to donate blood can’t donate blood.
The major cause is nutritional imbalance.
On the other hand, a 25-year-old Russian famous bodybuilder passed away by losing weight’s side effect.
In those days he prepared for a contest.
So he was on an excessive diet.
And the excessive diet caused kidney trouble.
Some bad things could happen but why can’t we still give up losing weight?

References :

[1] http://news.naver.com/tv/read.php?mode=LOD&office_id=052&article_id=0000110714
[2] http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=104&oid=105&aid=0000011149
[3] http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=101&oid=081&aid=0000117356

Discussion Questions :

1. a. Have you ever tried to lose weight?
b. Do you know any people who tried to lose weight?

2. a. If you have, did you succeed?
b. How can you succeed in losing weight?

3. Why do people try to lose weight?

4. Do you know any successful ways to lose weight?

5. In Korea, some women have liposuction. What do you think about that?

[ Class #88, Group #6, Choi Joon-ho, Jeong Nam-gi, Lee Hyeon-oo, Lee Seo-gang ]

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