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Health: Week 4

This week we’re going to be talking more about physical activity and health.

Now watch the video (0:00-5:00) and answer the questions:

  • What is Wayne’s problem?
  • What is the miracle treatment?
  • What is special about the Lifestyle Clinic?
  • What is Margaret’s problem?
  • What is the treatment?
  • What are the results?
  • What is unique about this type of treatment?

Read Transcript Exercise is Medicine to check your answers.

Health: Week 3

This week we’re watching a very short TED talk by Arianna Huffington.  It’s about sleep.

Watch the talk:

Answer the questions:

  • What changed Arianna’s working life?
  • Why are successful Americans sleep deprived?
  • Why do you think she make sleep a women’s issue?
  • How important is sleep for you?

Read the text:

Arianna Huffington

Health: Week 1

This week we’re going to be watching another TED talk.  This talk feature A.J. Jacobs, an American writer.

Jacobs adopts radical lifestyles and then writes about his experiences.  After spending a year reading the entire Encyclopedia Brittanica he wrote the book Know it All.  His second book is called The Year of Living Biblically, it is about his year spent following all the rules in the bible for a year.  The talk that we’re going to be watching is called Drop Dead Healthy.

The video is 8 minutes long so try to concentrate, the last 6 minutes are most important.

https://www.ted.com/talks/aj_jacobs_how_healthy_living_nearly_killed_me

 

Here is the transcript of the video: AJ Jacobs

As you watch the video try to answer these questions:

  • What was Jacob’s project?
  • What sorts of changes did he make in his life?
  • What were the positive results?
  • What were the negative results?
  • What are two important things that he learned?