YOUR HEALTH. _________________________________________________ Do you think that you live a healthy lifestyle ? Why ? Why not ? What do you usually eat as a snack ? ______________________________________________ How many sodas do you drink in a week ?
Obesity in childrenisabigproblem, particularly in North America and Europe. In Peru, Approximatelytwentyfivepercent of children are overweight.
Lackof exerciseisone of themainreasonsforthis. Activitiessuch as playingcomputergames are becoming more and more popular. Fewerchildren are doingenoughphysicalactivityeachday and this can havedamagingconsequencesfortheirfuturehealth.
Doctorsrecognizethat regular exerciseisimportantforbothphysical and mental well- being. Thinkaboutyourdailyroutine. Do youhave a healthylifestyle? Whattypes of physicalactivities do you do?
Howoften do youexercise? Whatactivities can you do eachdaytoensureyouexerciseenough?
Other sendentary activities include reading, listening to music, using the computer, and doing homework.
Kids who enjoy sports and exercise tend to stay active throughout their lives. Staying fit can help improve self-esteem, maintain a healthy weight, and decrease the risk of serious illness such as high blood presure, diabetes, and heart disease. It is OK if you are not interesed in traditional sports but it is important to find other ways to keep active. What can you do?
a. 20% b. 25% c. 30% d. 35%
a. Running b. Sweeping the house c. watching T.V.
d. Playing tennis
3. Which is a reason for staying inside of the house?
a. Road safety b. Darkness c. Pollution
d. Stranger danger
Talk about the chosen one.
4. Children who do exercise or practice sports, improve their:
a. Sedentary b. Unfitness c. Self-steem