- guideline /GAHYD-lahyn/
- overwhelming /oh-ver-HWEL-ming/
- preventive /pri-VEN-tiv/
- moderate /MOD-er-it/
- sacrifice /SAK-ruh-fahys/
[noun] – information intended to advise people on how something should be done or what something should be
The government has issued guidelines on the right pay for part-time manual workers.
[adjective] – very great or very large
An overwhelming majority has voted for him.
[adjective] – intended to stop something before it can happen, or before it becomes a problem
He believes preventive measures should be taken before anything worse happens.
[adjective] – neither small nor large in size, amount, degree, or strength
A moderate intake of coffee should not harm you.
[verb] – to give up something for something else considered more important
He sacrificed his vacations to work on a project.
As per study author Leandro Rezende, adjunct professor of epidemiology in the department of preventive medicine at the Federal University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, said there was no significant difference in all-cause or cause-specific mortality between regular exercisers and weekend warriors as long as they got the same amount of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week. This is encouraging news, because the weekend warrior physical activity pattern may be a more convenient way for many people to meet the recommended levels of physical activity. The study says that as long as you get the 150 minutes of exercise that adults need each week—or more—working out whenever you can help lower your mortality rate. As per Dana Santas, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and mind-body coach in professional sports, they understandably do not want to sacrifice much-needed sleep by waking up early or lose valuable family dinner time by going to the gym immediately after work.
- What do you usually do on the weekends? Could you please tell me more about it?
- When do you exercise? Why?
- Would you sacrifice family dinner just to exercise? Why or why not?
- Do you believe that sleep is more important than exercise?
- What do you think of exercising only on weekends? Please elaborate on your answer.