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Talking about health in English

Conversation Starters
Health is one of the most important things we have. If we have our health, we can do anything. Start some interesting English conversations using the questions below.
1. Do you think you are a healthy person?

2. How often do you get sick in a typical year?

3. Do you usually eat healthy food? Describe it!

4. Do you know anyone who is often sick? Why do you think they are sick?

5. How often do you get headaches or stomachaches?

6. Do you exercise regularly? What kind of exercise do you do? Or what kind do you like?

7. Do you ever take vitamin pills? Why or why not?

8. Do you know anyone who is very overweight? Do you consider that person to be healthy?

Discussion Questions
Now try to have longer conversations about being healthy using the open-ended questions below. If you do not have a conversation partner, think of your own answers in English, using complete sentences.
1. What are some general tips that we can all follow to keep healthy?

2. How much should we exercise in order to stay healthy? Be specific.

3. How much does stress affect our health? What can we do about stress in order to stay healthy?

4. How important is sleep for our health? Why?

5. Generally speaking, how could health care be improved in your country?

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