Carl visits the doctor and goes through a checkup. The doctor tells him there doesn't seem to be anything seriously wrong, but he may have caught a touch of the flu. He also seems to be somewhat tired. The doctor writes a precription for some medicine. Will this make Carl feel better?
Doctor:Come in, please. I'm Dr. Evans.
Carl:I'm Carl Mathews.
Doctor:Have a seat. What seems to be the problem?
Carl:I've lost a little weight recently, and I don't seem to have as much energy. My head and stomach were killing me yesterday. I might have had a fever, and I thought I ate something bad because I had the runs.
Doctor:(checking Carl's file) Everything was fine your last checkup 3 months ago. Are you eating OK? Do you bring anything up?
Carl:I'm eating fine, more or less. Last night, I thought I was going to vomit.
Doctor:Do you sleep well?
Carl:A little fitfully sometimes. This morning, I felt too sick to even get out of bed.
Doctor:(after checking Carl's heartbeat, blood pressure, and temperature) Everything seems to be OK. Any other symptoms?
Carl:No, nothing I can think of. I must say that things have been quite hectic around the office, recently.
Doctor:I think you may have a touch of the flu that's going around. And you do seem a little tired. I'll give you a flu shot and I recommend you take some vitamin supplements. Try to take it easier at work for a while, too.
back and neck trouble
a decline in fitness
keep you away from diseases
boost your fitness
a perfect way to let off steam
a marvelous stress reducer/killer
a great way to meet new people and make friends
a great way to expand your circle of friends
Health is your biggest wealth.
Get a slim figure
Shed a few pounds
build up your body/get muscular
sport center where we can play badminton and ping pong.
tennis/badminton racket/ping pong bat
exercise structures around the community/neighborhood
gentle exercise like swimming and jogging
strenuous and competitive sports like basketball and football
get lots of kicks from such sports.
It’s really thrilling.
Girls don’t like to sweat a lot.
team sports/individual sports
Team sports help us to develop a team spirit.
Individual sports help us to discover our own value and potential.
Individual sports is also a great way to boost our self-confidence.
Swimming l aquatic sport
go for a swim
go for a dip
bathing in the sea
swim a few laps
float on water
slide through water
a 5-meter diving platform
swimmers and divers
It’s marvelous exercise and also great fun.
In summer, it’s the best way to beat the heat.
Swimming is perfect way to help you cool down and wind down.
Swimming is a great stress killer.
It’s really refreshing.
water play activities
do the freestyle
could save your life
have a fear for water
drown to death
ride the bike