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A new study shows the importance of exercise for teenage girls. Researchers analysed data on 75,000 Chinese women aged between 40 to 70. They found that women who exercised regularly as teenagers were healthier than those who hadn't. Teenage girls who did 80 minutes exercise a week had a 16 per cent lower risk of dying from cancer and other diseases. This percentage was 13 for women who exercised more than 80 minutes a week. The researchers said that in general, women would live longer if they did just 15 minutes of exercise a day in their teens.



The head researcher said that doing exercise as a teen would increase longevity even if they stopped exercising when they were older. She said that regardless of adult exercise, teen exercise would reduce the risk of illnesses like cancer. She added: "Our results support the importance of promoting exercise participation in adolescence to reduce mortality in later life and highlight the critical need for the initiation of disease prevention early in life." Although the findings were based on women in China, the benefits of exercising during the teen years apply to women worldwide.

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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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the importance of exercise

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regularly as teenagers

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Researchers analysed

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of exercise a day

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women who exercised

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teens

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dying from

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general

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women who exercised more than

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for teenage girls

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in

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cancer

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they did just 15 minutes

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data

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in their

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80 minutes a week



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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doing exercise as

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of adult exercise

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increase

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exercising

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regardless

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prevention early in life

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reduce mortality

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worldwide

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disease

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on women in China

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the findings were based

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a teen

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the benefits of

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in later life

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apply to women

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longevity

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A new study shows (1) ___________________ exercise for teenage girls. Researchers analysed data on 75,000 Chinese women aged between 40 to 70. They found that women who (2) ___________________ teenagers were healthier than those who hadn't. Teenage girls who did 80 minutes exercise a week had a 16 per cent (3) ___________________ dying from cancer and other diseases. This percentage was 13 (4) ___________________ exercised more than 80 minutes a week. The researchers (5) ___________________, women would live longer if they did just 15 minutes of exercise (6) ___________________.

The head researcher said that doing (7) ___________________ would increase longevity even if they stopped exercising (8) _________________. She said that regardless of adult exercise, teen exercise would (9) ___________________ illnesses like cancer. She added: "Our (10) ___________________ importance of promoting exercise participation in adolescence to reduce mortality in later life and highlight the critical need (11) ___________________ disease prevention early in life." Although the findings were based on women in China, the benefits of exercising (12) ___________________ years apply to women worldwide.





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

Write about teenage exercise for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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