Wed, Dec 13, 2006 - Page 14 News List

Dancing the day away? 今日跳舞天?

Lin Chih-ling dances with a model to promote new China Airlines uniforms.
林志玲跟模特兒共舞宣傳新華航制服。 (照片:法新社)


Everybody knows that exercise is good for you. When you think of exercise, you probably think of people going to the gym to work out or playing sports like soccer and basketball. You might even think of push-ups, sit-ups and aerobics classes.

But dancing?

Doctors in England will start prescribing fun activities like dancing, jumping on a trampoline or even walking classes.

The doctors won't pay for your cha-cha lessons, though.

That might sound crazy, but doctors like Caroline Flint believe this is an important way to get people working out.

Not everyone wants to spend special time going to a gym. And if you tell people to do something fun, like dancing, they are more likely to do it.

Any exercise is good for you, so doctors hope giving people this kind of advice will help old, unhealthy and overweight people work out more.

So put on your dancing shoes and get moving!

(Jason Cox, Staff Writer)










Today's Words 今天單字

1. gym n.

健身房 (jian4 shen1 fang2)

例: I would like to go to a gym, but I don't want to spend the money!


2. trampoline n.

彈簧墊 (tan2 huang2 dian4)

例: You must be careful on trampolines or you will get hurt.


3. likely adj.

很可能的 (hen2 ke3 neng2 de5)例: I don't think Japan is likely to win this game.


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