原来英语学习和锻炼还可以这样联系起来?

很多同学其实都有类似体验,不管是学习的还是需要坐办公室的,一天的工作/学习下来总感觉很疲惫,尤其是颈椎、脊椎还有腰椎这些地方,总感觉不是很舒服。墨尔本文波雅思PTE的小编就专门从网上搜罗了一些简单的帮助大家拉伸的动作,久坐之余,来活动一下你的筋骨吧。

 

SO MANY of us are addicted and have no idea how to quit.

We struggle to escape the pleasure of its gentle comforting caress, its soothing hug and the ecstasy that fills our body when we recline. But many are unaware its slowly killing us and most of us don’t know what to do about it.

(看这段话前面说的多么优美,画面感十足,仿佛现在就靠在一个特别舒适的地方。但后面画风一转,立马觉得形势严峻。第一句话如果可以用在雅思写作或口语当中一定会加分不少)

Before I hit you with some stats, I’ll let you know that I’m about to(地道搭配) arm you with the ammunition you can use to reverse the effects of this global epidemic: Sitting. And no, the answer is not as simple as standing.

(坐的确是一种全球性的‘传染病’,我想咱们大部分的同学都是能坐着绝不站着,能躺着绝不坐着。这里讲到sitting,就不得不提一个PTE还有雅思中经常会出现的词——sedentary lifestyle,久坐的生活方式)

Associate Professor David Dunstan published a paper recently that found “every hour spent sitting watching television (per day) increases the risk of dying earlier from cardiovascular(心血管的) disease by as much as 18 per cent. Each hour spent sitting was also associated with an 11 per cent increased risk of death from all causes and a nine per cent increased risk of cancer death”.

Also, “those who watched more than four hours a day had a 46 per cent higher risk of death from all causes and an 80 per cent increased risk for heart-related death.”

Although this paper was looking at time spent in front of the TV, I’m sure there is a correlation with office work as well.

(虽然说的是看电视,但作者坚信这些数据肯定也会体现在那些在办公室的工作上。不要以为你不看电视就没事了,照样中招!)

The biggest message is that we are simply not built to sit all day. Ideally, sitting should break up your standing, and not the other way around.

However, some of us don’t have the luxury of a stand up desk, so here are my top five exercises to combat(高频词汇) the effect of sitting all day.

 

前方高能!正式的锻炼方式正在迎面而来!

 

WALL ANGEL

With(伴随结构,很好用,谁用谁知道) your feet a few inches from the wall, place your bum against the wall, followed by your shoulders and your head. Level one you leave the natural curve in you lower back. Level two you flatten your lower back into the wall, using your core, so there is no gap to get any fingers between your lower back and the wall.

Next take your arms up at 90 degrees on the wall. You must keep your fingers and elbows touching the wall at all time — this is imperative! I would rather you didn’t extend as much than let your elbows come off the wall. Breath in, than as you exhale over 5-10 seconds, push up your arms in a straight line vertically up the wall until fully extended.

(最重要的!!手和肘要时刻贴住墙壁,不然就没有效果!)

Complete three sets of 6-8 reps (start with six for the first week and progress). Those who have great thoracic and shoulder mobility will have no troubles with this but the rest of us will find it challenging. You should maintain a long neck through the exercise and be able to feel it predominantly between your shoulder blades and your core keeping your lower back on the wall.

(核心力量比较强的同学做这些肯定是无压力,那些平实比较缺乏锻炼的同学可能开始会比较痛苦。痛苦的话开始可以做的数量少一点,但一定要标准!)

 

BRUEGGERS

Sit on edge of chair. As you breath in roll your shoulders forward and up. When shoulders are up near your ears, begin to breath out and roll the shoulders back and down as you turn your palms outwards and thumbs behind you and squeeze your shoulder blades together.

This will pump some blood through the tight muscles of your upper back, oxygenate your brain and reset your posture.

Complete five full breaths and rotations.

(这个动作可以帮助大家让大脑重新清醒过来,小编个人觉得比较适合昏昏欲睡的时候来做一下,让自己refresh)

 

PSOAS HIP / GECKO STRETCH

Keep pelvis square, no dipping either side and spine up straight, chest up. Gently encourage the front knee to open and feel a stretch in the adductors. Feel a good stretch on opposite hip flexor. Complete three reps for 10 seconds on each side.

 

WARRIOR ONE

Step out into a lunge position with the knee just off the ground. Tilt the pelvis backward as you push your hip forward. Raise your arms above your head aiming for your arms to be beside your ears (without pushing your head forward). Hold for 10 seconds and repeat on the other side. Complete this three times.

 

NECK RETRACTION EXERCISE

This exercise is simply a mobilisation of gliding your head back and fourth in a single plain of movement. As you push it back you want to feel a slight stretch in the upper back and try to limit the extension of your lower back (tummy sticking out). Imagine your skull is sitting on a steel plate and you are pushing it forward and back in a subtle motion without flexing and extending it — your chin should not go up or down.

Do 20 reps nice and controlled.

最后重申一遍,

Forms over speed!

Forms over speed!

Forms over speed!

最重要的事说三遍!

要考PTE的同学们,这些小锻炼也会帮你顺畅呼吸,增强体力,说不定练着练着那些本来机器录不进去声音的女生发现你的声音机器也可以录进去了;那些考到最后筋疲力尽,最后一部分总也发挥不好的同学们忽然发现精力充沛了,再也不怕这三个多小时的考试了。

对,就是这么神奇!

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