- improbable /im-PROB-uh-buhl/
- fracture /FRAK-cher/
- trial /TRAHY-uhl/
- dynamic /dahy-NAM-ik/
- monitor /MON-i-ter/
[adjective] not likely to be true or to happen
It is improbable that my brother will be the one to inherit the 5 hectares land.
[verb] to crack or break something, esp. a bone
Ana fractured her bone in that incident.
[noun] a test, usually over a limited period of time, to discover how effective or suitable something or someone is
You would have learned how to do it right for six months trial.
[adjective] energetic or forceful
There’s a dynamic person in this remote area.
[verb] to watch and check something carefully over a period of time
My boss hired a supervisor to monitor all actions of the employees.
According to Tess Harris, a professor from St George’s University of London in the UK, “Increasing your walking and maintaining this can reduce your risk of heart attacks, strokes, and fractures over the next few years”. Participants in the clinical trial received coaching and were inspired to have step diaries and pragmatic goals. Pedometers can help people do self-monitoring and can be used to set goals in increasing steps. The researchers think that assistance could be a big help in order to have a successful outcome from counting daily steps.
True or False:
- Tracking steps makes people unhealthy.
- There were 2,000 participants whose data were gathered.
- Counting steps causes people to have fractured bones and heart diseases.
- Some participants used a pedometer to track their steps.
- Part takers of the clinical trial were inspired to have realistic walking goals.
- What is your opinion about people who track their steps?
- Were you encouraged to track your steps to be healthy? Why or why not?
- Do you know someone who always tracks his/her steps? If yes, please tell me more about it.
- What do you think are guaranteed ways to prevent diseases? Please elaborate.
- Do you think it is necessary to keep track of your health progress? Why or why not?
Express Your Opinion:
- “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.” – Joseph Pilates
- “To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep the mind strong and clear.” – Buddha
- “Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.”- Anne Wilson Schaef