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Exercise - US Culture

Having lived in the United States and Korea, I realized one big thing immediately.

In Korea, I have to do a lot of walking.  When I went to school or to work, I had to leave my house, walk to the bus stop or the subway which takes about 10-15 minutes, get off at my destination, and walk the rest of the way, which is another 15 minutes.  Total time walking is about 25 minutes.  This translates to 50 minutes a day round trip, and about 3-4 kilometers everyday.  I didn't even know it, but I was exercising.

In America, everyone has a car.  While going to work here, I literally walk about 7 minutes a day.  That's a total distance of 300 meters.  The reason is because I only have to walk to my car.  I drive to work, and then I walk from the parking lot to my office.  So, I realized I was gaining weight without having changed anything except the walking I wasn't doing.

I suppose that is why in America there is a big hype about exercising and losing weight.  If you don't want to, you don't have to walk anywhere or exercise at all.  In Korea, walking is part of the daily routine.  So although you don't need to know this lesson as much as other lessons, it will still help when talking to foreigners about this subject.  Let's continue with the lesson by doing the practice.

In the next exercise lesson, we will learn about speaking English in relation to working out in the gym

영어 회화를 단기간에 완성하세요. 800 페이지가 넘는 레슨과 8000 개 이상의 오디오 클립을 다운로드 하시고, 자신을 영어 환경에 항상 노출 시키세요. 인터넷이나 컴퓨터에 상관없이 MP3 플레이어를 통해 언제나 영어를 듣고 따라할 수 있습니다. 영어회화 다운로드 페이지로 이동하시면 좀 더 자세한 내용을 알려드립니다.