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May 8, 2012

How to lose weight efficiently

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 4:48 am

* Class 152,
Team 5 김희준 서현식 한다래

Mobility – noun. The ability to move freely or be easily moved
Stroke – move your hand or an object gently over something, usually repeatedly:
Diabetes – noun. a disease in which the body cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood
Anorexia nervosa – noun. An illness often resulting in dangerous weight loss, in which a person, usually a girl or woman, refuses to eat enough over a long period of time

Our presentation is about losing weight.

In Korea, Skinny figures have become the standard of beauty. So many women are dreaming of a fashion model`s slender build. Diet foods take advertisement space in most magazines and newspapers. Recently, a lot of ‘secrets’ of easily losing weight are becoming popular from mouth to mouth. But sometimes, they incur danger.

If you lose weight, it increases energy levels and mobility and lowers your cholesterol levels and blood pressure, decreases your risk of sudden death from heart disease or stroke and Prevents Type 2 diabetes and Improves blood sugar levels.
Losing weights can give you not only physical improvements but also mental confidence in your looks. There are so many benefits regarding losing weight.

But lots of people are unhappy with their present weight, they take great efforts to lose weight. As a result, some people lose weight by incorrect methods. For example, they don’t eat anything, and they even take losing weight pills (Anorexia nervosa).

For these reason, we recommend to you how to lose weight efficiently.

1.Change your eating habit ( food )
Avoid foods that are high in fat and sugar.
Reduce how much alcohol you drink.

2. Change your life style
Avoid stress, frustration, and boredom.
If you are depressed, seek medical treatment.
Increase physical activity by walking rather than driving.

3. Do exercise (home , gym, park)
Avoid a sedentary lifestyle by increasing your activity level:
Perform aerobic exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week .
Climb stairs rather than using an elevator or escalator.
Always talk to your health care provider before starting an exercise program.[1]


Discussion question
1. Have you ever tried to lose weight? What do you think of being on a diet?
2. What do you think is the most efficient way to lose weight? Why?
3. What do you do in your free time?
4. Do you prefer to exercise alone or with friends?


Teacher’s Note:

This vocabulary will be on Written Test #2:

1. mobility: (noun) the ability to move freely or be easily moved

2. stroke: (noun) a sudden problem in your brain that changes the flow of blood and makes you unable to move part of your body

3. diabetes: (noun) a disease in which the body cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood

This discussion question will be on the Final Speaking Test:

Have you ever tried to lose weight? What do you think of being on a diet?

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