UNIT 7: “Health and Fitness”

After watching and reading this video segment, answer the following:

What do you know about organic food?

Are people in our country generally healthy? What is their diet like? What do they do for exercise?

Do you think the idea of health and fitness is different from culture to culture? Why, or why not?

If you worked for the government, how would you encourage people to lead a healthy lifestyle?

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  1. Reynaldo Ramos escribió:

    1. What do you know about organic foods?

    I have been able to inform myself quickly on the Internet that foods can be organic (of animal and vegetable origin) and inorganic (water and minerals). However, it is a current trend to denominate “organic food” to agricultural or agro-industrial products that are grown and produced through ecological processes or methods that are free from the use of fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and other chemical products. In the same way, animals reared in an organic way grow free and not caged, without hormones and without antibiotics. The idea is that the foods are more natural to avoid the damages of the chemical products in our organism and the illnesses that come from the bad feeding.

    2. Are people in our country generally healthy? How is your diet?What do they do to exercise?

    Currently I think that in our country people in general are not healthy, I believe that statistical studies show that diseases such as anemia, obesity, diabetes, cancer of the stomach, colon and lungs, among others, have increased excessively in Peru; all of them related to bad eating habits. The diet in our country is low in vegetables and fruits, but excessive in carbohydrates (rice, potatoes, breads, products with refined flour such as cakes), in addition to consuming abundant spicy food such as “chicken grilled” and “anticuchos” “, among others, in addition to the excessive consumption of soft drinks as a general beverage. About the exercises I think that most people in our country do not exercise, and that people who do it can be divided between those who play soccer, go to gyms, and run in parks.

    3. Do you think that the idea of ​​health and physical condition is different from culture to culture? Why or why not?

    I think the idea of ​​health is related to education and information rather than culture as a tradition, in these times of a globalized world I think that culture is constantly changing and evolving, and in that sense the habits that we form about health they also change. Countries that have better education, more research and information related to health obtain better standards in the quality of life of their citizens. About the physical condition it seems to me that, if it is different in each culture or country, and I would think that this is more related to the differences of the characteristics of the races in the world.

    4. If you worked for the government, how would you encourage people to lead a healthy lifestyle?

    I would make an agreement with all the media (television and radio) in general and throughout the country, so that they have preventive health programs and dissemination of healthy lifestyles, in the hours most appropriate for families, in exchange to exchange or reduce the taxes they pay. It would also create an annual national economic prize to encourage university research on the healthy lifestyles practiced in our country, and the scientific contributions that can be made in that area.

    1. Idiomas Virtual Autor escribió:

      Great participation Reynaldo!
      I only suggest writing only the paragraphs instead of numbers and questions
      Kind regards,
      Fabi

  2. FABIO CHACON escribió:

    1.- Are people in our country generally healthy? What is their diet like? What do they do for exercise?
    I think than no, because, in my country more the 60% suffer of some disease related with the obesity, for example: diabetes, liver fat, pancreas cancer, stomag cancer, all this produce for the lack of a foods better better healthy, and, for the lack of excercises.
    Normally, in Peru the people eat chicken to the ember, foodfast, much dessers, icecreme, but don´t eating fruits and vegetables for poise his nutrition.
    For generally, some people make excirse, going to the gym, however, drink beer the weekend .

    2.- Do you think the idea of health and fitness is different from culture to culture? Why, or why not?
    I think that if, because, for example in Occident, the people be preocupoe much for his healthy, and for eating heanthy. Too make much excercise for hold fitness. Too be preocupe for take care of his enviroment, exist much parks and place for running

    If you worked for the government, how would you encourage people to lead a healthy lifestyle?
    Very easy, give advice with a nutritionist, and a coach for that they motivate. Too, they would give incentivings or recognitions for his effort. However, in the cafeteria of the institution would coordinbating for that prepare food healthy.

    1. Idiomas Virtual Autor escribió:

      Good ideas Fabio!
      I agree with you:)
      Best regards,
      Fabi

  3. Hernán Nina Hanco escribió:

    Products such as chuño, moraya and charqui are examples of foods that preserve their nutritional values. The conservation methods is to put it in the sun and freeze as the Incas did. It is good to conserve these products that can be kept for a long time and are not contaminated.

    1. Idiomas Virtual Autor escribió:

      Thanks for participating;)
      Best regards,
      Fabi

  4. FABIO CHACON escribió:

    Would you want to run barefoot? Why, or why not?
    No, because I would can cause me injuries, blister in my feet, and because besids I live in the coast, where the ground is strong, burn the feet, and the days of rain is slippery, beetwen other reasons.

    2 Why do you think there is a movement towards a more “natural” lifestyle, such as barefoot running and eating organic foods?
    Because, is better for whons maked sports in places very natural, as for example, in the African, the Indian or the sierra of Peru. However, eat healthy and organic is very better for the athletes, for the healthy, the heart, the lungs, and all the organs the body

  5. Gilda Cogorno Ventura escribió:

    What do you know about organic food?
    Some studies have shown that organic foods are not more nutritious than conventional foods, but other research says otherwise.
    Obviously the nutritional content is important for good health but in debate isn’t the most important point. There are a lot opinion that the most important point is the content of pesticides.
    Are people in our country generally healthy? What is their diet like? What do they do for exercise?
    In my country there are healthy people who practice good diets and complement doing exercises like running and gym. There is more and more interest in vegetarian food and organic foods. But there is an important sector of the population that does not healthy because they haven’t a good diet, mainly children. Although our country is very varied in food, it is necessary to educate the population to eat better.

    Do you think the idea of health and fitness is different from culture to culture? Why, or why not?
    I don’t know if the idea of health and fitness is different in cultures, but the differences coming in practices. Every culture maintains different eating habits according to the climate or the food they have, and they sports preferences too, may vary between them. But with the phenomenon of globalization we can show that certain food products belonging to a culture enter the globalized world, the same with the concept of fitness and sports. An example in our case is the “quinua”, known in the world as quinoa.

    If you worked for the government, how would you encourage people to lead a healthy lifestyle?
    In first, developing a program to each children at school how to ask their parents to prepare healthy lunch and explain they what is fitness and so more sports. But beyond food and sports, quality of life also demands the practice of other values. Induce children good hygiene habits, sleep well at night. Cultivate friends with the same interests, have hobbies and learn to be communicative.
    I would use the media for education children and parents, especially radio, television that have a large audience throughout the country and of course social networks and the Internet.

    1. Idiomas Virtual Autor escribió:

      Thank you Gilda!
      I only suggest not copying the questions when answering just write them imn paragraphs;)
      Warm regards
      Fabi

  6. Rannoverng escribió:

    They are much better than industrialized foods but many times industrialized is preferred and our organic foods that are sown are despised and little valued.
    I think we have not completely said that in our country we are healthy because it has a lot to do with food and education, maybe in some sectors but they are minority.
    My diet is to eat vegetables, fruits fresh and dry daily, usually I walk a lot but for now I am not constantly doing exercises or some sport but I sporadically practice soccer game.
    I think that if the idea of ​​health and physical condition in different cultures is different, for example in Japan or China their diet is different and the physical exercises are different and in other places also because each culture according to its habit practices certain habits and also depends a lot of the zone or environment for example in the jungle is different to mountains and the coast.
    If I would work for the government, I would begin to encourage people teaching parents (father and mother) of each household with a proper healthy diet in coordination with the food producers so that everyone can access these foods, and also encourage sports through the creation of sports programs and the implantation of sports centers.

    1. Idiomas Virtual Autor escribió:

      Great participation Rannoverng!
      Warm hugs
      Fabi

  7. PERCY REGENTE escribió:

    Organic food is healthy, the products are not processed using industrial solvents or synthetic food additives. This kind of food don’t use pesticides and fertilizers. However, organic food is too expensive to eat all days.

    In Arequipa, about 4 in 10 adults and 2 in 10 children were considered to have obesity. More than 60% of the population eat industrialized and highly-processed foods. It is a tradition to eat rice and potato in the same plate. That’s too much carbohydrate. In Arequipa people like to run and walk around the city. Also they like to cycle and go to the gym to get fit.

    The culture and wage scale affect the way that people eat each day because the education and the money that people earn, allow decide what sort of food they buy.

    If I work for the government I will improve the education of people and will give true information of products’s quality and will carry out media campaigns to promote organic food consumption.

    1. Idiomas Virtual Autor escribió:

      Great insights Percy!
      Kind regards
      Fabi

  8. Cristina Andrade escribió:

    About organic foods I know that they are highly valued more abroad than in our own country, which is why many farmers plant for export. Organic quinoa is one of the most valued products in the world, and that is why it is tradition in Peru to plant quinoa after a potato harvest because the land is more fertile.

    As for the health of people, here in Peru we have the bad habit of worrying, only when we get sick and the doctor indicates it, or because of an aesthetic issue when summer approaches. The problem is that we do many diets based on recommendations, when we should go to the nutritionist.

    I believe that a healthy life is important, because one works the body but also the mind. It is important to combat stress and even depression. In Lima, the use of bicycles is being encouraged, which is healthy. The problem is that there are no adequate routes for their use, or that car drivers still do not respect it.

    1. Idiomas Virtual Autor escribió:

      Great Cris!
      Best regards
      Fabi

  9. FABIO CHACON escribió:

    Are people in our country generally healthy? What is their diet like? What do they do for exercise?
    I think than no, because, in my country more the 60% suffer of some disease related with the obesity, for example: diabetes, liver fat, pancreas cancer, stomag cancer, all this produce for the lack of a foods better better healthy, and, for the lack of excercises.
    Normally, in Peru the people eat chicken to the ember, foodfast, much dessers, icecreme, but don´t eating fruits and vegetables for poise his nutrition.
    For generally, some people make excirse, going to the gym, however, drink beer the weekend .

    Do you think the idea of health and fitness is different from culture to culture? Why, or why not?
    I think that if, because, for example in Occident, the people be preocupoe much for his healthy, and for eating heanthy. Too make much excercise for hold fitness. Too be preocupe for take care of his enviroment, exist much parks and place for running

    If you worked for the government, how would you encourage people to lead a healthy lifestyle?
    Very easy, give advice with a nutritionist, and a coach for that they motivate. Too, they would give incentivings or recognitions for his effort. However, in the cafeteria of the institution would coordinbating for that prepare food healthy.

  10. Betty escribió:

    Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering;or ionizing.
    I consider in my country the diet is not good, we eat carbs too much and few vegetables and fruits. Some people go to the gym, other do jogging or dance.
    The food is different in the highland from coast in consequence the health and fitness is different too.
    I will do campaigns of education in food and health and manage that the producers sell directly to the consumer the foods to lower the prices.
    What do yo think?
    Betty B.

    1. Idiomas Virtual Autor escribió:

      Thanks for your valuable participation Betty!
      Best regards
      Fabi

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