Do you think that you are overweight and need to lose weight?
Do you always eat healthy food?
Do you eat a lot of vegetables?
Do you eat lots of fruit?
Do you eat fruits and vegetables every day?
Do you have any food allergies?
Do you drink a lot of alcohol like beer or wine?
Do you consider alcohol a drug? Are you addicted to alcohol?
Do you drink a lot of water? How much water do you drink everyday?
Do you often eat fast food or junk food? What kinds of junk food do you eat?
Do you smoke? Do you think smoking is not bad for your health?
Do you take vitamins?
I’m not a member of a gym, but I’m very healthy because I often exercise about 30 minutes everyday and I also play sports like badminton or volleyball and go swimming 3 or 4 times a week.
Besides, I eat very healthy food like veggies and fruits, drink a lot of water about 2 or 3 liters a day. I don’t eat fast food or junk food and drink soda or alcohol because it makes me fat and gain so much weight. I often go to bed early like 9:30pm or 10pm. I don’t really stay up late, only when I have exams or tests from school or deadlines from work, so sometimes I sleep late about 11pm or midnight.
I think I’m fit and I don’t need to lose weight. I love veggies and fruits a lot, I can eat most of them like broccoli, carrots, morning glory, cabbage, water melon, kiwi, dragon fruit, longans, rambutans and so on...
I don’t smoke and in my opinion, smoking is not good for our health because it might cause lung cancers.
Useful phrases/ expressions:
1. I have a cold
2. I have a fever /ˈfiːvər/
3. I am coughing a lot /ˈkɔːfɪŋ/
4. I have a toothache /ˈtuːθeɪk/
5. I’m sneezing all the time
6. I feel sick
7. I often feel sick
8. I have a runny nose
9. I feel run down
10. I feel sore
11. I broke my leg
12. I’ve got a terrible headache
13. To make an appointment
'Good morning. I'd like to make an appointment to see the doctor today.'
'The doctor is busy this morning, but he is free this afternoon. Is 2pm OK?'
More questions about Health:
Do you often catch a cold? How often?
Do you ever get a headache? and why?
Do you ever read magazines or news articles about health?
Do you exercise? What kind of exercise do you do? How often do you exercise?
Do you go for regular medical check-ups? or do you often go to the doctor’s? How often?
Do you often go to the dentist? How often do you brush your teeth?
Do you often have a lot of stress? Why?
How can you reduce/ deal with stress in your life?
Do you suffer from backaches?
Do you take medicine when you are sick?
Do you usually get enough sleep?
How many hours of sleep do you get a night?
Idioms connected with: HEALTH
to be under the weather
I didn’t go to work yesterday, because I was under the weather.
to dice with death
He dices with death every time he goes skating on the frozen lake!
a bag of bones
She’s been on a diet since I remember. It’s no wonder that she looks like a bag of bones.
to get yourself back into shape
She quickly managed to get herself back into shape after giving birth.
to be in shape
My parents eat healthy and exercise a lot to be in shape all the time.
to keep fit
His brother does jogging every evening in order to keep fit.
How to give Recommendations/ Advices about Health Problems
This is the way to give recommendations/ advices to others when they talk about the health problems they have.
Subject + should +verb
You should drink plenty of water
You should take some medicines
You should drink a hot soup
He should wear warm clothes because the weather is cold
You should take vitamin C
You should rest
You should take a painkiller
These are some other ways to give recommendations
You can take an aspirin for pain.
You can take some time off
You could try drinking more water.
You could try resting more
You may want to eat less.
You may want to quit smoking
You might want to exercise more.
You might want to quit drinking
I would take some time off if I were you.
I would start doing more exercises if I were you
I. Asking about Health:
How are you?
How are you today?
How do you feel?
How do you feel today?
How are you feeling today?
I feel/ am + Adjectives
I feel/ am...
I don’t feel so great
Not so good
Not very well
II. Specific problems:
What's the matter?
What’s the problem?
What are your symptoms?
Do you have any allergies?
How long have you been feeling like this?
Do you have any medicine to take?
I have (problem) = I’ve got a problem
I have a headache
I’ve got a headache
A broken leg
A sore throat
Allergy (noun) -> Allergic (adj)
I’ve got a slight headache.
I’ve got a sore throat.
I have a high blood pressure.
I have pain in my back.
I’m in a lot of pain.
My head is spinning.
I’m having difficulty breathing.
I have a stomachache.
I’m not sleeping very well at the moment.
I’m not feeling very well.
1/ How do you feel?
Not so good
2/ What’s the matter?
I have a headache
3/ I’m sorry to hear that
A: How are you
B: Not very well?
A: What’s wrong?
B: I have a cold
A: I’m sorry to hear that
A: What’s the matter?
B: I have a cough
More questions about Health
What do you think of cosmetic surgery? Would you ever consider having cosmetic surgery?
What drinks to you think are healthy? What drinks do you think are unhealthy?
What foods to you think are healthy? What foods do you think are unhealthy?
Have you ever been in the hospital?
Have you ever broken a bone?
Have you ever burned yourself with hot water?
Have you ever donated blood?
Have you ever had a black eye?
Have you ever had braces on your teeth?
Have you ever sprained your ankle?
Have you ever taken a sleeping pill to get to sleep?
What should we do to treat a cold? (we should...)
What do you do, if you can't get to sleep?
What is the average age of people in your country?
What kind of pollution is the most risky?
What time did you go to bed when you were a child?
What's the highest temperature you've ever had?
What's your blood type?
Who is the healthiest person in your family? Who is the least healthy?
Would you consider donating your organs after your death?
What do you think of the health service in this country?