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A study shows it is important for teenage girls to exercise. Researchers looked at 75,000 Chinese women aged between 40 and 70. The women who exercised regularly as teenagers were healthier than those who didn't. Teenage girls who did 80 minutes exercise a week had a lower risk of dying from diseases. The researchers said that in general, women live longer if they exercise for 15 minutes a day in their teens.



Doing exercise as a teen means a longer life, even if women stop exercising when they are older. Regardless of adult exercise, teen exercise reduces the risk of illnesses like cancer. Research says it is important to promote exercise in teenage years to increase longevity and prevent diseases later in life. Although the research was based on women in China, it is important for all women worldwide to exercise.

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Sources
  • http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/595191/exercise-women-live-longer-teenager-study-cancer
  • https://uk.news.yahoo.com/exercise-teen-years-tied-lower-mortality-later-144108725.html#qO7nvBq
  • http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/07/31/exercise-during-teens-reaps-long-term-benefits-for-women-study-shows/


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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it is important

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who didn't

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Researchers looked at

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as teenagers

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aged between

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for teenage girls

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women who exercised regularly

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general

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healthier than those

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75,000 Chinese women

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a lower risk of dying

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teens

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in

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from diseases

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in their

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40 and 70



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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Doing exercise as a teen

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like cancer

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exercising when

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in life

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reduces the risk of illnesses

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means a longer life

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important to promote exercise in

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worldwide

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increase

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they are older

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prevent diseases later

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on women in China

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the research was based

g.

teenage years

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important for all women

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longevity

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A study (1) ___________________ for teenage girls to exercise. Researchers looked at 75,000 Chinese women aged (2) ________________. The women who (3) ___________________ teenagers were healthier than those who didn't. Teenage girls who did 80 minutes (4) ________________ had a lower (5) ___________________ diseases. The researchers said that in general, women live longer (6) ___________________ 15 minutes a day in their teens.

Doing exercise (7) ___________________ a longer life, even if women stop exercising (8) ___________________. Regardless of adult exercise, teen exercise reduces (9) ___________________ like cancer. Research says it is important to (10) ___________________ teenage years to increase longevity and prevent diseases (11) ___________________. Although the research was (12) ___________________ China, it is important for all women worldwide to exercise.





TEENAGE EXERCISE SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about teenage exercise in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

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  • Now return to your original partner and share and talk about what you found out. Change partners often.
  • Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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FREE WRITING

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