Reading Aloud 19

Ways to stay healthy read

Most of us are aware that if we want to lead a healthy and active life, we have to take care of our health from an early age.read

The first thing to do is to get rid of any health-damaging habits from our lives. Smoking and excessive drinking are obviously things that should be given up, in the interest of health. Thus, smokers have to give up smoking because this is known to cause respiratory problems and, in extreme cases, lung cancer. Likewise, people who regularly drink too much should make a serious attempt to cut down on the amount of alcohol they drink. It is widely known that heavy drinking can cause damage to health and alcoholics run a risk of a heart attack or stroke.read

To stay healthy, we need to take regular exercise. We can fit some regular exercise into our daily routine. For example, we can walk short distances instead of taking the bus, and we can climb stairs instead of taking the lift. These are simple measures which can increase the extent of our physical exercise and do not interfere too much with our way of life.read

Another way to stay healthy is to maintain a healthy, balanced diet. Principally, try to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. It is a well-known fact that fruits and vegetables are very nutritious. If you don’t wish your cholesterol level to get too high, make sure that your diet is low in fat and avoid foods that contain a lot of fat such as butter or cream.read

Sometimes people get ill, however careful they are of their health. Nevertheless, we can do everything in our power to make sure that we remain as healthy as possible. read


1. excessive (adj) 過度的
2. respiratory (adj) 呼吸的
3. extreme (adj) 極端的

4. alcoholics (n) 嗜酒者

5. daily routine (ph) 日常工作

6. interfere(v) 干預
7. balanced diet
(ph) 均衡飲食
8. principally (adv)主要地

9. nutritious (adj) 有營養的

10.cholesterol (n)