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June 2, 2009

Losing weight

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 6:54 am
Kim Seon-ah before losing weight

Kim Seon-ah before losing weight

Kim Seon-ah after losing weight (positive effect)

Kim Seon-ah after losing weight (positive effect)

Lindsay Lohan before losing weight

Lindsay Lohan before losing weight

Lindsay Lohan after losing weight (negative effect)

Lindsay Lohan after losing weight (negative effect)

Glossary:

* Simultaneously: at exactly the same time
* Density: the ratio of the mass of a substance
* Strengthening(noun, adj): become, strong
* Flexible: bending easily
* Immune: having a natural resistance

Losing weight

Recently, many people want to lose weight. Why do people want to lose weight? There are two reasons. The first is to lose weight. The second is to become beautiful. While losing weight, there are negative effects and positive effects. Negative effects happen when people do not eat or exercise. There people who want to be beautiful but they dislike exercise and they are lazy. So they just do not eat. Therefore they are thin on the outside, but fat on the inside, which can lead to as many problems as fat around the legs or arms. It’s important to lose weight and look sleek but what is more important is to have the right amount of muscle and fat simultaneously. Regular exercise and healthy diets are the most appropriate measures for this.[1] Positive effects happen when people exercise and eat properly. These people do not over eat, and drink a lot of water, do exercise regularly and steadily. Therefore physical exercise can contribute to maintaining a healthy weight by building and maintaining healthy bone density, strengthening muscles, keeping joints flexible, and strengthening the immune system.[2]

References:

[1] http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/art/2009/05/147_38784.html
[2] http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/art/2008/04/147_5704.html

Discussion questions:

1. What do you think about people that do not eat for losing weight?
2. What do you think about people that lose too much weight?
3. Have you ever thought about the side effects of losing weight incorrectly?
4. a. Have you ever lost weight?
b. If so, How did you do it?
5. a. Do you think some people can become addicted to losing weight?
b. What might happen to someone who is addicted to losing weight?
6. a. There are different exercises and diets. Which one are you going to choose?
b. Why do you choose that?

[ Class #157, Group #3, Kim Choon-sook, Lee So-min, Pak Seong-hoon ]

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