Enrolled: 6 students
Duration: 1h
Lectures: 5
Video: 10 m
Level: Upper intermediate

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Couch-Potato Habits

Your takeaway at the end of this lesson: enough vocabulary and well-managed ideas to confidently speak about harm of sedentary lifestyle and ways to undo it.

Pressure doesn’t always convert into motivation for everyone. For some people the coping mechanism is inactivity, distress and sometimes becoming sedentary. There are people who give in to binge-watching entire seasons of shows or taking several naps during the day not as a way to relax, but as a way to procrastinate and avoid self-regulation.

The strong desire to stay indoors can lead to laziness. Sometimes it’s not easy to find motivation to do even the simplest things and all you want to do is sprawl out on the couch, and not move. It’s perfectly acceptable to do it from time to time, but you don’t want it becoming a habit.

As you’re inching closer and closer to your grandparent’s age, you realize that to stave off the effect of a sedentary lifestyle, it’s necessary to move a little bit more every day. You may start looking for opportunities to do extra movement during regular errands and chores. But what are these opportunities and how can we squeeze in some of them during the day to combat a sedentary lifestyle?

In this lesson you are going to learn more English vocabulary and loads of ideas to speak about it.

Related topics: 

Working out is not easy!

Stress Management

The Importance of Leisure Time

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What You Know

Test Yourself; Sedentary
3 questions
Come Up with Your Answers; Activity
10 m

What You Need to Learn

Watch and Learn; Sitting Still
10 m
Sedentary Lifestyle- Key Vocabulary- Part1
10 m
Sedentary Lifestyle- Key Vocabulary- Part2
10 m

What You Learned

Dive in; Switch Up
Review; Daily Walk
5 questions

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