740 Staying Healthy

Keren talks about her healthy lifestyle and what she does to stay in shape.

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Todd: OK, Keren, we're talking about health. And, first of all, do you do anything to stay in shape? Like do you exercise or belong to a gym or anything?

Keren: At the moment, I don't belong to a gym but I go jogging. Usually I go jogging four times a week, and I always go in the morning because for me it's the best time to exercise because it keeps me awake all day, but at the moment I don't do any other exercise.

Todd: Wow, just the running.

Keren: Just the running.

Todd: Yeah, well, that's pretty good that you get up and go running in the morning, I have a hard time like running early in the morning.

Keren: Yeah, I think it's easy in the summer because it's really light and the weather's better but in the winter I find it really difficult and actually the last few weeks I've stopped jogging.

Todd: It's OK, I'm kind of in the same boat. I'm in the same boat... OK, so let's change the talk to diet.

Keren: OK.

Todd: Do you have a healthy diet?

Keren: Reasonably healthy. I'm semi-vegetarian so I don't eat meat. I only eat fish and I eat lots of fruit and vegetables, but I also like my junk food and usually once a day I eat either potato chips or cake, so yeah, I have a balanced diet.

Todd: And lastly, do you do anything else to stay healthy? Like for example, do you do yoga or do you meditate or do you get so many hours of sleep night?

Keren: It would be great if I could get eight hours sleep a night but I don't and I don't do yoga. I actually find walking very relaxing and usually when I'm at home in Britain I walk a lot.

Todd: OK, thanks a lot Keren.

Keren: That's OK.

Learn Vocabulary from the lesson

stay in shape

Do you do anything to stay in shape?

When you 'stay in shape' it means that you do things to help you to stay fit and healthy.

Notice the following:

  1. I work out every day to try and stay in shape.
  2. You have to make sure that you eat the right kind of foods in order to stay in shape.

a hard time

I have a hard time running early in the morning.

When you have 'a hard time' doing something, it means that you do not find it easy.

Notice the following:

  1. I have a hard time not having salt on my food.
  2. She has a hard time keeping up with all of her studies.

really light

I think it's easy in the summer because it's really light and the weather's better.

Here, 'really light' means that there is a lot of natural daylight or sunlight.

Notice the following:

  1. The nights are really light for longer in the summer.
  2. I like my front room as the sun floods in and it is really light.

in the same boat

I'm in the same boat.

When you are 'in the same boat' as someone, it means that you are both experiencing the same things or are in the same emotional position.

Notice the following:

  1. I am in the same boat as many other single mums.
  2. I think you and I are in the same boat.


I'm semi vegetarian so I don't eat meat.

When you are 'semi-vegetarian,' it means that you will not eat meat, but you will eat some animals products like eggs.

Notice the following:

  1. I have a semi-vegetarian diet.
  2. As I am a semi-vegetarian, I get most of my protein from eggs and pulses.
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Complete the sentences with the words below.
shape • hard time • light
boat • semi-vegetarian
  1. I've been a since I was 13 years old.
  2. I was in the same as you a few years ago.
  3. If you go to bed late, you will probably have a waking up tomorrow.
  4. Working all the time makes it really hard to stay in .
  5. It's hard to sleep late in this room, because it's really as soon as the sun comes up.