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EACH MAN IS THE CREATOR OF A TEMPLE

CALLED THE HUMAN BODY

To begin with I'd like to comment on the metaphor that compares our body to a magnificent temple. In fact, it is a hundred percent true. The human body is a perfectly organized creation with millions of blood vessels. It has an extremely powerful engine that pumps gallons of blood every day. The human brain is a fantastic mind machine. It contains around 100 billion cells, equal to the number of stars in the Milky Way.

Nowadays people are getting more and more concerned about the food they eat, about the air they breathe and the way they look and feel. They have begun to comprehend that staying active as you get older gives you more energy and helps to stave off illness. Nowadays we are offered a wide range of sport facilities to achieve general fitness.

From my own experience I can say that some of my friends are simply hooked on aerobics, shaping, stretching and bodybuilding. I must admit that a professional sportsman is always a pleasure to look at: he doesn't smoke or drink alcohol; he keeps to a healthy diet avoiding junk food and always gets regular hours of sleep.

Absolute beginners should start with some basic mobility exercises to get them moving. All sports should be made a part of a weekly routine. Regularity and moderation are two basic rules. However, we shouldn't forget that it might be appropriate to get the doctor's approval before. In fact everybody chooses an activity that appeals more to him.

From my point of view, swimming is an excellent exercise. It doesn't strain the muscles as the water supports the body’s weight. It also helps flexibility, stamina, and heart and lung capability. Cycling is wonderful for balance. In fact you can practice it both indoors and outdoors on a stationary bike.

Yoga is also an ideal option. This is mostly due to the fact that both your body and your mind benefit from yoga classes, as it tones the muscles and relieves tension. I would also like to draw your attention to the fact that recent research shows that just an hour's brisk walk every day maintains perfect fitness and wards off such diseases as asthma, arthritis, back aches and insomnia.

As a teenager I'd like to say that the greatest way to combine pleasure and fitness is dancing. Pretty much like jogging or hiking it is one of the best ways to boost the heart, muscles and lungs. It improves self-control and coordination. Doctors say that a twenty minutes session will give the heart a safe level of protection.

So all these exercises combined with a healthy diet will inevitably provide a person with a healthy body and peace of mind.

 

WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS

I'd like to comment on ...

it compares our body to (with)...

a magnificent temple

blood vessel - кровеносный сосуд

to pump – качать, нагнетать насосом

be equal to

be concerned about

to comprehend

as you get older

to stave off illness – предотвращать болезнь

to achieve general fitness

From my own experience I can say that...

be hooked on aerobics

I must admit that ...

be a pleasure to look at

to keep to a healthy diet

to avoid junk food (неполноценная пища, жирная, солёная, трудноперевариваемая пища из дешёвых кафе)

to get regular hours of sleep

moderation - умеренность

appropriate – подходящий, надлежащий

to get the doctor's approval

to appeal more to him

From my point of view, ...

to strain (растянуть) the muscles

to support the body’s weight

flexibility

stamina - выносливость

heart and lung capability

an ideal option

This is mostly due to the fact that ...

to benefit from - извлекать пользу

an hour's brisk walk

to maintain – поддерживать, содержать

to ward off (предотвратить) such diseases as

back aches - боль в спине или пояснице

insomnia - бессонница

jogging - оздоровительный бег

hiking - ходьба пешком

to boost (усиливать) the heart, muscles and lungs

to improve self-control

a safe level of protection

inevitably - неизбежно

to provide a person with a healthy body and peace of mind (душевный покой)

 

 


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