Speak to the world: Health- is it good for you?

You’re never to old to get fit! So says 97 year old sprinter Charles Eugster! Do you have a Fitness App? Could it be bad for you? And find out why learning a language is actually good for your health…

Self Study

Before you listen consider the following questions:

  1. How old is too old to get fit? 60, 70, 80? Or never?
  2. Do you use a Fitness App? Do you find it helps you keep fit?
  3. How could learning a language be actually good for your health?

Now listen to the podcast and try to answer the following questions:

  1. What has Charles Eugster set a new world record for?
  2. What does Charles think is the most important factor for health in old age? Work, Nutrition or Exercise?
  3. Walking 10,000 steps is equivalent to burning how many calories?
  4. True or false? Learning a language when you are young will have a more important impact on your cognitive ability than if you learn when you are older.

Read the podcast script here in English and Spanish

After you listen: reflect on the article.

  • Is it realistic to eat 10 portions of fruit or vegetables a day? How many do you usually eat? How could you increase your daily intake?
  • Do you agree that: ‘’Age is just a number’’?
  • Do you Fitness Apps are an expensive fashion or a useful IT tool? Are they harmless fun, or could they actually be harmful?

If you are a teacher you can download our lesson plan based on this podcast here

Thank you for listening!

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