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如何战胜冬季抑郁症?

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FOX新闻:How to fight the winter blues
如何战胜冬季抑郁症

燕山大学 刘立军 宋葳 编写

◇TRANSCRIPT


Fox on family.

After the holidays, the winter blues can set in; hard to stay upbeat, when it's so cold and dark: "Because there is less sunlight, most of the time you feel tired because it's 5 o'clock in the evening, but it looks like it's 10 o'clock at night. There is this discordance."

Family physician and father Dr. Isaac Alexis says children aren't immune. So resist the urge to hibernate: "I get my kids out to at least 20 minutes-30 minutes of walking with me each day. It helps their mood to improve." If it's too cold to explore the forest or a local park, maybe a museum, or exercise the brain with a jigsaw puzzle.

But parents should watch for signs of more serious issues: "Not talking as much. You see decreased appetite. You may see them crying more frequently than usual." Or not wanting to play with friends.

But if it's just winter weighing them down, Dr. Alexis also recommends balanced meals with good protein and vitamin C, the kinds of things we should do all year round.

With Fox on Family, I'm Lisa Brady.

Adapted from 如何战胜冬季抑郁症

◆VOCABULARY

1. the winter blues 冬季忧郁症

2. set in: (of rain, bad weather, infection, etc. 雨、恶劣天气、感染等) to begin and seem likely to continue 到来;开始。例如:The rain seemed to have set in for the day. 这雨好像要下一天了。

3. stay upbeat 保持乐观

4. immune adj. immune (to sth.) not affected by sth. 不受影响。例如:You'll eventually become immune to criticism. 你终究会不用在乎批评了。

5. weigh sb. down: to make sb. feel worried or anxious 使烦恼;使焦虑;使忧心忡忡。例如:
○The responsibilities of the job are weighing her down. 这项工作的责任压得她喘不过气来。
○He is weighed down with guilt. 他由于内疚而心神不定。


◆QUESTIONS
Listen to the news and choose the best answer to each question you hear.


(Q1) What's the news mainly about?
(A) The winter blues.
(B) Hibernation.
(C) The Jigsaw puzzle game.
(D) Exploration of a local park.

(Q2) Which of the following suggestions is NOT given by Dr. Isaac Alexis?
(A) Resist the urge to hibernate.
(B) Watch for signs of more serious issues.
(C) Have balanced meals with good protein and vitamin C.
(D) Move to another place which is not in the winter.

◆KEY

(Q1) A。细节题。命题出处:After the holidays, the winter blues can set in; hard to stay upbeat, when it's so cold and dark.

(Q2) D。概括题。(A) (B) (C) 选项,原文均提及,只有(D)选项没有提及。(A) 命题出处:Family physician and father Dr. Isaac Alexis says children aren't immune. So resist the urge to hibernate. (B) 命题出处:But parents should watch for signs of more serious issues: "Not talking as much. You see decreased appetite. You may see them crying more frequently than usual." Or not wanting to play with friends. (C) 命题出处:But if it's just winter weighing them down, Dr. Alexis also recommends balanced meals with good protein and vitamin C, the kinds of things we should do all year round.
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