练习 | VOA慢速:每天十分钟运动有益健康

练习 | VOA慢速:每天十分钟运动有益健康

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每天十分钟运动有益健康。

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VOA慢速:每天十分钟运动有益健康

燕山大学 刘立军 宋葳 编写

◆TRANSCRIPT

There is good news for people who think they do not have time to exercise.

A group of researchers from a university in Canada recently published a study that says short bursts of high-intensity exercise are good for you.

In fact, this kind of exercise is just as good as spending up to an hour riding a bike or running steadily.

The research team followed 27 men who were not very active for 12 weeks. They divided the men into three groups. One group did short, intense workouts on a bicycle three times a week. Another group rode a bicycle for about 50 minutes, three times a week. A third group did nothing.

The researchers found something they did not expect. The group that exercised for only 10 minutes each session was just as healthy after 12 weeks as the group that exercised for 50 minutes each session.

That is because of the way the researchers organized the workouts. Each group started with a two-minute warm-up and finished with a three-minute cool-down. But in-between, the high-intensity group sprinted for 20 seconds, followed by a two-minute recovery period. They did three sprints for a total of 10 minutes of exercise. This kind of exercise is known as interval training. The lead author of the study says interval training is both time efficient and effective.

I'm Dan Friedell.

Adapted from 每天运动十分钟有益健康

◆VOCABULARY

1. burst n. a short period of a particular activity or strong emotion that often starts suddenly 突发;猝发;迸发;爆破。例如:
○a sudden burst of activity / energy / anger / enthusiasm活动 / 能量 / 怒火 / 热情的迸发
○Her breath was coming in short bursts. 她的呼吸急迫短促。
○I tend to work in bursts. 我的工作劲头往往是一阵一阵的。
○spontaneous bursts of applause自发的阵阵掌声

2. workout n. a period of physical exercise that you do to keep fit 锻炼。例如:She does a 20-minute workout every morning. 她每天早晨做运动20分钟。

3. sprint
  v. to run or swim a short distance very fast 短距离快速奔跑(或游泳);冲刺
(单独使用的动词, usually + 副词或介词短语) 例如:
○He sprinted for the line. 他向终点线冲去。
○Three runners sprinted past. 三名运动员飞跑了过去。
○She jumped out of the car and sprinted for the front door. 她跳下车,朝前门跑去。
  n. a race in which the people taking part run, swim, etc. very fast over a short distance 短跑比赛;短距离速度竞赛。例如:
○a 100-metre sprint 100米短跑
○the world sprint champion短跑世界冠军

◆QUESTIONS
Read the passage. Then listen to the news and fill in the blanks with the words you hear.

There is good news for people who think they do not have time to exercise.

A group of researchers from a university in Canada recently published a study that says (Q1) ________________________________________________ are good for you.

In fact, this kind of exercise is just as good as spending up to an hour (Q2) ______________________________________________.

The research team followed 27 men (Q3) _____________________________________. They divided the men into (Q4) _______________________. One group did short, intense workouts on a bicycle three times a week. Another group rode a bicycle for about 50 minutes, three times a week. A third group did nothing.

The researchers found something they did not expect. The group that exercised for only 10 minutes each session was just as healthy after 12 weeks as the group that exercised for 50 minutes each session.

That is because of the way the researchers organized the workouts. Each group started with a two-minute (Q5) __________________ and finished with a three-minute (Q6) ___________________________. But in-between, the high-intensity group sprinted for 20 seconds, followed by a two-minute (Q7) _______________________ period. They did three sprints for a total of (Q8) ____________________________ minutes of exercise. This kind of exercise is known as (Q9) ______________________________. The lead author of the study says interval training is (Q10) _________________________________.

I'm Dan Friedell.

◆KEY

There is good news for people who think they do not have time to exercise.

A group of researchers from a university in Canada recently published a study that says (Q1) short bursts of high-intensity exercise are good for you.

In fact, this kind of exercise is just as good as spending up to an hour (Q2) riding a bike or running steadily.

The research team followed 27 men (Q3) who were not very active for 12 weeks. They divided the men into (Q4) three groups. One group did short, intense workouts on a bicycle three times a week. Another group rode a bicycle for about 50 minutes, three times a week. A third group did nothing.

The researchers found something they did not expect. The group that exercised for only 10 minutes each session was just as healthy after 12 weeks as the group that exercised for 50 minutes each session.

That is because of the way the researchers organized the workouts. Each group started with a two-minute (Q5) warm-up and finished with a three-minute (Q6) cool-down. But in-between, the high-intensity group sprinted for 20 seconds, followed by a two-minute (Q7) recovery period. They did three sprints for a total of (Q8) 10 minutes of exercise. This kind of exercise is known as (Q9) interval training. The lead author of the study says interval training is (Q10) both time efficient and effective.

I'm Dan Friedell.


  • 时长:2.1分钟
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  • 来源:刘立军 宋葳 2018-03-05