首先,根据World Health Organization(WHO)的解释,健康的定义为”a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”。从这一表达中我们可以看到对于健康的定义不仅仅局限于身体的健康,还包括心理健康以及社交方面的意味。所以对于这道雅思口语话题的答题思路,除了运动方面的选择,保持健康的方式方法实在是无穷无尽,比如;


Eat a well-balanced, low-fat diet with lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Choose a diet that’s low in saturated fat and moderate in sugar, salt and total fat. Make sure you include a wide variety covering all of the five vegetables subgroups. That’s dark green (spinach, lettuce), red and orange (peppers), legumes (beans, peas), starchy (corn), and others. You can feast on them fresh, frozen, canned and dried.


Studies show that the gap between getting just enough sleep and getting too little sleep may affect your health, your mood, your weight and even your sex life. Getting a good night’s sleep won’t grant you immunity from disease. But study has found a link between insufficient sleep and some serious health problems, such as heart disease, heart attacks, diabetes and obesity.

Good habits:

Reposition your tablet

Keep your tablet on your lap force you to gaze down for long periods of time, painfully pulling on neck muscles. To keep comfortable, change positions often, rest tablets on a table or counter and put tablets in a case that can stand up on its own.

Use your contacts properly

99% of contact wearers are making at least one mistake that could harm their eyesight. To keep eyes in tip-top shape, don’t swim, shower or sleep in lenses and prevent infections by replacing lenses according to the instructions, using fresh contact solution every time.

Other steps you can take:

· Stay in touch with family and friends.

· Be involved in your community.

· Maintain a positive attitude and do things that make you happy.

· Keep your curiosity alive. Lifelong learning is beneficial to your health.



Describe something or activity you do to stay healthy

You should say:

What the activity is

When and where you usually do it

How you do it

And explain why it can keep your healthy


Well, personally speaking, stopping being a late-night sleeper is off the top of my head when it comes to stay in a healthy life for myself. Actually I’ve been a night owl for years, hitting the sheets anytime between 12 and 3 a.m. on a normal night. I know it clearly that staying up late could partially be toxic to my health for many reasons, but I just can’t sleep on time. And I can’t remember how many times I’ve stayed up late studying for an exam while stimulating snacking, yet despite knowing that staying up late could result in weight gain, I continued stuffing my face at night anyway. So after gaining about 20 pounds, I finally made up my mind to get rid of this bad habit.

And truth be told, it was not that easy at the very beginning, coz I always lost the track of time easily, I mean, browsing through the Weibo (microblog) while lying in bed is really a kick-back and time-consumer. When I realized that it was about to be late and it had already been late at night. What a bummer it is! And the next morning, I snoozed my alarm at least 3 times again. So, since then, I established a regular bedtime and honor it, to be more specific, forcing myself to hit the sheet without carrying any kinds of devices nearby. If I had a problem falling into sleep, counting the sheep was the first and only choice I chose. And you know what, 3 weeks later, I just developed a good habit of sleeping and lost those 20 pounds gradually.

As to why it keeps me healthy, well, there’s a combination of reasons and one of which could be that sleep helps maintain a healthy balance of hormones that make me feel hungry or full. When I don’t get enough sleep, my level of ghrelin goes up and my level of leptin goes down. This makes me feel hungrier than when I’m well rested.

On top of that, sleep also supports healthy growth and development. Deep sleep triggers the body to release the hormone that promotes normal growth in teens and this hormone boots muscle mass, help repair cells. So after I get sufficient sleep, my body gets boosted as well. So, that’s pretty much of it, I suppose.