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1158 Rehab and Yoga

Julia talks with Nathan about using yoga to help rehabilitate an injury and stay fit.

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I heard that Madonna started this craze where people do yoga in hot rooms.

A 'craze' is a popular fad or fashion that many people begin to do or become interested in at the same time. Notice the following:

  1. Green products are a very positive craze.
  2. Boots are definitely a fashion craze right now.



The counter-argument is that you get dehydrated and you might damage yourself.

A 'counter-argument' is one that gives reasoning why something isn't the best idea.  There is usually an argument and then a counter-argument. Notice the following:

  1. The jury was influenced by the defense's counter-arguments.
  2. This new diet has been faced with many counter-arguments.

underlying idea


The underlying idea of yoga is that stretching is good for you.

An 'underlying idea' for something is the reasoning behind it or the idea behind it. Notice the following:

  1. The underlying idea for all of these options is the same, but they are just different methods for achieving the same goal.
  2. The underlying idea is to have everyone in the same area and then give her the birthday present together.

weight training


Your weight training, was that on your doctor's advice?

'Weight training' is lifting weights for exercise. Notice the following:

  1. I am supposed to do some light weight training to strengthen my leg.
  2. She has always liked cardio, but has recently gotten into weight training too.

vicious circle


There's like a vicious circle. The more I do, the more it hurts.

A 'vicious circle' is a connection between certain issues of events that makes it hard to stop.  One thing happens and then another thing happens, which makes the first thing happen again. Notice the following:

  1. With the economic recession in many countries, people are finding themselves in a vicious financial cycle.
  2. For some people, weight problems and eating are kind of a vicious circle.



One of the reasons they get tired is because they're not strong and they overdo the activity.

When you 'overdo' something, you do it too much or in an extreme way. Notice the following:

  1. She overdoes it a little on the make-up sometimes.
  2. The doctor said that I can start to do exercise, but I should be careful not to overdo it.