Good Health Is above Wealth
Mary: Nice to meet you! I am Mary and I am going to invite you to take part in
our Video Bridge, devoted to health, health habits and sports! Stay with us and it
will help you to get rid of bad habits, get along with yourself and of course pay
much more attention to fitness.
When the Bible set down the 7 Deadly Sins they were not meant to be taken
literally. Few of us will die of pride, envy or anger. There are, however, modern
health sins which are in fact more deadly.
Two of them – obesity and physical inactivity are known from ancient times.
They are joined by the modern bad habits: smoking, drinking too much alcohol,
drugs, and the surprising “danger” of sleeping too much or too little, eating
between meals and skipping breakfast. In combination, these poor health habits
could double the chance of dying or lead to different diseases for those who
Oh, I beg your pardon – it’s time to meet Ann.
Hello, Ann! Great to see you! Nice and smart as usual! What is your secret?
Ann: Hello, Mary! You know, I’m not going to be a supermodel but I think it’s
very important to be fit and healthy and look nice. I pay a lot of attention to my
health. I try to eat only low-fat food, more fruit and vegetables which are rich in
vitamins and less sweet. I don’t smoke as I don’t want to have unhealthy skin and
teeth. In recent years smoking has received a lot of bad publicity. Smoking is
banned in cinemas and theatres. An official warning is printed by law on all
cigarette packets. Cigarette advertisement is banned on TV and radio. Let’s ask
some young people what is their opinion about smoking. For example you –
introduce yourself, please.
- I’m Nick. I have no problem with my health though I’m a smoker and a bit
overweight. I like smoking. It helps me to relax.
Ann: Thank you, Nick. Now, you, please. Would you tell your name?
- I’m Lena. I think people should choose for themselves if they want to be
healthy – it’s their life. They are free to decide. Harm watch, harm catch.
Ann: And now ads pause.
• Hi! I have been doing dancing for 5 years! I feel great! And all my friends
think I look great! A sound mind is in a sound body!
(A dancing pause)
Mary: Smoking, alcohol, drugs… They say “The fat is in the fire”. But nowadays
a lot of young people suffer from a new incurable disease. It is something like
drugs, it covers you consciousness, keeps you brain. I mean computers and crazy
gamers. Let’s connect with one of the psychologist centers. Hi! Nice to see you!