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Transformando o escritório em 'academia'

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Not the gym, but the office.

British researchers believe sedentary work can increase the risk of heart disease.

They're trying to make people change their habits.

Children are taking part in the experiment too. In this school, some pupils take lessons standing.

Meetings might never be the same again. Next time you take a stand, why not do it standing up?

That’s it from me, I’ll leave you with today’s words and phrases once again.

Transcrição em português

Não é academia, é escritório.

Pesquisadores britânicos acreditam que trabalho sedentário pode aumentar o risco de doença cardíaca.

Eles estão tentando fazer com que as pessoas mudem seus hábitos.

Crianças também estão participando do experimento. Nessa escola, alguns alunos têm aulas que ensinam a fazer as coisas em pé.

Reuniões podem nunca mais ser as mesmas. Da próxima vez que você tomar uma posição, por que não fazer isso de pé?

Vocabulary

sedentary - sitting down most of the time; not doing much physical activity

heart disease - medical condition affecting the heart

habits - things people do regularly, often without much active thought

experiment - scientific test that is done in order to discover or confirm something

take a stand - express an firm opinion, often opposing the currently accepted view

Exercise

sedentary / heart disease / habits / experiment / take a stand

1. Living alone is linked to ________ that are bad for health. For example, eating poorly and having less motivation to be physically active can be a consequence of being physically isolated.

2. "I get a sense of euphoria every time I stand up," she said. "When someone is sitting down the whole time not only does the spirit die but the body begins to die. We are not meant for a ________ life."

3. Though it is only a simple game, rock-paper-scissors is seen as a useful model for studying competitive behaviour in humans - in financial trading for example. A previous ________ found that players unconsciously mimic the actions of their opponents - a surprising result because advantage is usually gained by acting differently.

4. Many studies have sought to explain why there is a low incidence of ________ in France, despite many of its inhabitants eating a high-fat diet.

5. Union members have voted to ________ against the risks of wearing high heels in the workplace in favour of more "sensible shoes". Delegates at the TUC congress in Liverpool backed a motion requiring some employers to carry out risk assessments about workers' footwear.

Answers

Source: Loneliness 'on the rise among elderly' http://bbc.in/1iMTUgQ

2. "I get a sense of euphoria every time I stand up," she said. "When someone is sitting down the whole time not only does the spirit die but the body begins to die. We are not meant for a sedentary life."

Source: Ted 2014: Meeting the real bionic man http://bbc.in/OEEgYQ

3. Though it is only a simple game, rock-paper-scissors is seen as a useful model for studying competitive behaviour in humans - in financial trading for example. A previous experiment found that players unconsciously mimic the actions of their opponents - a surprising result because advantage is usually gained by acting differently.

Source: How to win at rock-paper-scissors http://bbc.in/1nPaIHb

4. Many studies have sought to explain why there is a low incidence of heart disease in France, despite many of its inhabitants eating a high-fat diet.

Source: Red wine health benefits 'overhyped' http://bbc.in/1g2JdHF

5. Union members have voted to take a stand against the risks of wearing high heels in the workplace in favour of more "sensible shoes". Delegates at the TUC congress in Liverpool backed a motion requiring some employers to carry out risk assessments about workers' footwear.

Source: Unions take 'stand' on stilettos http://bbc.in/1iNgyWf