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Topic: Big Sandwich Ad


Title: Study Says Mountain Living Good for Heart and Health

Source: Reuters / Yahoo Health

Date: Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2005

Level: Intermediate

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Vocabulary

Try to guess what these words mean from reading the article.
If you need help, check out OneLook Dictionary Search.

New words you will see in this article:

altitude

cholesterol

coronary

colleague(s)

dwelling

enable(s)

factor

follow-up

longevity

low-lying

mortality

oxygen

risk

suspect

terrain

village(r)

workout

Other expressions

blood pressure

cope with

heart disease

odds of

sea level

Talking Points

With your tutor, conversation partners, or classmates, you may wish to discuss the following:

1. Do you think people in mountainous areas really have better lifestyles
than those living at lower altitudes?

2. How do people increase their risk of heart disease?
How can they prevent it?

3. Make a list of activities you can do (or avoid doing) to maintain good long-term health.

For More Practice

What would your recommend to a person who has high cholesterol?

Your friend has a lifestyle which greatly increases his/her risk of heart disease.
Role play the situation, trying to get your friend to change his/her poor health habits.

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16