Reading Comprehension Passage 05 MCQ Test With Answers - TAKE A BRISK WALK -- AND LIVE LONGER !!
TAKE A BRISK WALK -- AND LIVE LONGER !!
A study published last week in the celebrated Journal of the Patagonian Medical Association says that even a minimum amount of exercise -- a brisk half-hour walk once a day would be enough -- gives significant protection not only against cardio-vascular diseases and several types of cancer but also against mortality arising from a variety of other health problems. Put plainly, people who exercise just a little bit tend to live longer.
The eight-year-old, 88,888-subject study, carried out by researchers at the famed Institute for Aerobics Research in the Neverneverland, is hardly the first to establish a link between moderate exercise and longevity. But the present report is considered significant for its several unique features. For one thing, it includes both men and women, in contrast to the earlier, mostly-male surveys. For another, it strengthens the evidence that physical exercise may positively help in the fight against cancer. This was a relationship discovered only in the past few years.
On the other hand, while this and earlier studies agree on the benefits of regular, moderate exercise, there is no consensus of scientific opinion on the possible physiological mechanisms involved. It may be that physical exercise increases coronary blood flow, decreases clotting, or maybe does both... Such an impact would obviously lessen the chances of blood-vessel blockages that are known to cause cardio-vascular problems. Again, medical authorities speculate that, since it increases bowel movements, physical exercise becomes an important factor in avoiding colon cancer.
These issues may or may not be clarified within the framework of the next phase of the investigation, which is expected to cover some 99,999 people. In the meantime, a probable inverse link between physical exercise and the AIDS will also be checked on. For the average man or woman, however, the message is clear beyond any shadow of doubt: Get moving, folks!
A minimum amount of exercise is or means
something you cannot afford to overlook if you mean to protect yourself against many health hazards.
the medical equivalent of half-an-hour's leisurely walk.
more than enough to give you absolute protection against many health problems, including cardio-vascular diseases and several types of cancer.
a guarantied publication in the Journal of the Patagonian Medical Association.
a leisurely walk to be taken for at least half an hour a day.
"Put plainly" means —
simply and laboriously exemplified.
briefly and ornamentally asserted.
eloquently and equivocally emphasized.
expressed without beating about the bush.
succinctly stated, using in the meantime a good deal of circumlocution.
Choose the appropriate interpretation:
Earlier studies ignored women altogether.
People who exercise regularly tend to live longer.
Physical exercise is no doubt the sole answer to colon cancer.
Modest exercise is the unquestionable result of longevity.
The researchers carried out a study on 88,888 eight-year-old subjects in the Neverneverland.
Choose the inappropriate interpretation:
There is no consensus of scientific opinion on the benefits of regular, moderate exercise.
It is possible that exercise both increases blood flow and decreases clotting.
Blood-vessel blockages do lead to cardio-vascular problems.
An increase in bowel movements is known to be positively associated with reducing the probability of colon cancer.
There is practically no difference of opinion between this study and the earlier ones as to the positive effects of regular and moderate exercise.
The message for the average man or woman is that one should
immediately start moving from place to place.
start exercising regularly, without losing any more time.
consult one's doctor immediately as to the benefits of regular, moderate exercise.
join in with the 99,999 people who are expected to take part in the next phase of the investigation.
wait for the expected results of the next study before deciding to contract the AIDS virus.