Do you want to be fit, be in good shape?


Be Fit, Be in Good Shape

to get fit / to get in shape – приобретать хорошую физическую форму

Mary wants to get in shape before the wedding. – Мери хочет приобрести хорошую физическую форму перед свадьбой.

workout – тренировка

I had a good workout today! – У меня сегодня была хорошая тренировка!

to warm up – разминаться / разогреваться

You should warm up a bit before running. – Перед бегом тебе нужно немного размяться.

gym / fitness studio – спортзал / фитнес-студия

gym equipment – оборудование спортзала

Modern gym equipment is quite expensive. – Современное оборудование гимнастического зала довольно дорогое.

treadmill – беговая дорожка

A treadmill is very effective for losing weight. – Беговая дорожка очень эффективна для сбрасывания веса.

stationary (exercise) bike – велотренажер

I have bought an exercise bike for training at home. – Я купил велотренажер для домашних тренировок.

yoga – йога

Yoga is very useful for your health. – Йога очень полезна для вашего здоровья.

Pilates – пилатес

My sister attends Pilates classes. – Моя сестра ходит на занятия по пилатесу.

spinning – спиннинг (велоаеробика)

Many women go in for spinning. – Многие женщины занимаются велоаеробикой.

Gym – Спортзал

dumbbells – гантели

weight – гиря, штанга

circuit training – круговая тренировка

massager – массажер

hoop – обруч

horizontal bar – перекладина, турник

personal trainer – персональный тренер

jump rope / skipping rope – скакалка

simulator – тренажер

aerobic exercises – упражнения по аэробике


athletic -атлетическое сложение

to look fit / slim – выглядеть стройно / подтянуто

good-looking – миловидный, привлекательный

muscular – мускулистый

plump / overweight – полный, с избыточным весом

attractive – привлекательный

strong – сильный

cute – симпатичный

medium-build – средней статуры / телосложения

fat – толстый

thin – худой

How Can Teens Be Fit, Be in Good Shape?

Any type of regular, physical activity can improve your fitness and your health. The most important thing is that you keep moving!

Exercise should be a regular part of your day, like brushing your teeth, eating, and sleeping. It can be in gym class, joining a sports team, or working out on your own. Keep the following tips in mind:

  • Stay positive and have fun. A good mental attitude is important. Find an activity that you think is fun. You are more likely to keep with it if you choose something you like. A lot of people find it’s more fun to exercise with someone else, so see if you can find a friend or family member to be active with you.
  • Take it one step at a time. Small changes can add up to better fitness. For example, walk or ride your bike to school or to a friend’s house instead of getting a ride. Get on or off the bus several blocks away and walk the rest of the way. Use the stairs instead of taking the elevator or escalator.
  • Get your heart pumping. Whatever you choose, make sure it includes aerobic activity that makes you breathe harder and increases your heart rate. This is the best type of exercise because it increases your fitness level and makes your heart and lungs work better. It also burns off body fat. Examples of aerobic activities are basketball, running, or swimming.
  • Don’t forget to warm up with some easy exercises or mild stretching before you do any physical activity. This warms your muscles up and may help protect against injury. Stretching makes your muscles and joints more flexible too. It is also important to stretch out after you exercise to cool down your muscles.

To be fit, be in good shape do some type of exercise every day. A Healthy Lifestyle

In addition to exercise:

  • watch less TV or spend less time playing computer or video games. (Use this time to exercise instead!) Or exercise while watching TV (for example, sit on the floor and do sit-ups and stretches; use hand weights; or use a stationary bike, treadmill, or stair climber).
  • eat 3 healthy meals a day, including at least 4 servings of fruits, 5 servings of vegetables, and 4 servings of dairy products.
  • make sure you drink plenty of fluids before, during, and after any exercise (water is best but flavored sports drinks can be used if they do not contain a lot of sugar). This will help replace what you lose when you sweat.
  • stop drinking or drink fewer regular soft drinks.
  • eat less junk food and fast food. (They’re often full of fat, cholesterol, salt, and sugar.)
  • get 9 to 10 hours of sleep every night.
  • don’t smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, or do drugs.

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