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'Half an hour of exercise a day not enough' Upper Intermediate Reading

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Choose the correct word for the six missing words below.

The recommended half an hour of exercise a day may not be enough to stop _1_ gain.

According to a US study of 34,000 women, an hour a day of moderate exercise is needed to fight the _2_. Research indicates that, given our eating habits, it would take at least 60 to 90 minutes of _3_ to vigorous exercise every day to keep us healthy.

Overweight women need to _4_ as well as exercise, a Harvard team reports in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The UK government _5_ adults to exercise for at least half an hour five or more days a week.

Researcher Dr. I-Min Lee commented, "You can eat a candy bar in two minutes. Most are at least 200 calories," and to burn that off requires walking for about an hour. Knowing that _6_ can help people make wise decisions about activity and food choices".

What are your views on healthy living? Do you have a healthy lifestyle?

Link: Reading and Vocab for Upper-Intermediate Students

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