Can running help you live longer? Watch News Review reviews

June 17, 2022

Just one run a week can significantly affect the length of your life. That’s according to scientists who say regular running reduces the risk of developing serious illnesses. Neil and Georgina discuss the story and teach you vocabulary in this free English lesson.

The story
Researchers say regular running, no matter how far or how fast, substantially reduces the risk of an early death. A team from Australia, Thailand and Finland examined data on nearly a quarter of a million people, and found that any amount of running was linked to a 27% reduction in mortality.

Key words and phrases
reduce something by a significant amount
Running could slash the risk of dying prematurely.
Rob needs to slash his biscuit intake!

earlier than the expected or natural time
My sister’s baby was born premature.
The England fans were premature in their celebration at the Rugby World Cup!

run for your life
move as fast as possible away from danger
There’s a fire! Run for your life!
We thought we saw a shark so ran for our lives!

Language challenge
Which of these is wrong?
a) to go for a run
b) to go a run
c) to go running

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  1. Reply
    BBC Learning English June 17, 2022 at 5:54 am

    Your brain will work better if you take regular exercise, according to a study. Watch the video:

  2. Reply
    Przemyslaw Leszczynski June 17, 2022 at 5:54 am


  3. Reply
    Василий Змарада June 17, 2022 at 5:54 am

    Thank you very much for your programs! I like them and enjoy them. Great!

  4. I really lovely BBC learn English. God Blesses you

  5. I can't access to the website, have someone met the trouble like me ?

  6. Hello , ı wish you posted longer episodes at least 40 min and above .. 🙏🏼😅 anyway channel is marvellous ❤️

  7. Reply
    Thavy Dem Official June 17, 2022 at 5:54 am

    Really beneficial !

  8. It help to hurt your knee

  9. I like her name Gorgina.

  10. I like Sam's expressions 🤓 He's nice

  11. Yes, I am one of them who watched the video "How exercise increases the brain activity."

  12. Hello Neil and Georgina!!! I'm so thrilled to see your face. I am a huge fan of your 6-min stories. Thank you guys so much for bringing us so many interesting and informative stories. Love from Vietnam.

  13. A 50 minutes jog is for me impossible! Just such an idea gets me ill…

  14. Everyday I watching BBC enlish very amazing 😍

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    sabohat shodibekova June 17, 2022 at 5:54 am

    Definitely it's so grateful for our increase in a learning English. Thank you guys

  16. Neil smiles as his own voice

  17. we are here to learn English, but there are NO SUBTITLES or Translations, How can we understand all what you say?

  18. slash: cut, reduce (a significant amount)
    premature(adj): earlier than the expected or nature time.
    run for your life! : move as fast as possible away from danger.
    Thank you so much for your sharing great video

  19. NICE video it is easy and funny way to learn english
    thanks bbc learning english

  20. It is the first time I can see Georgina's face. She is beautiful !!!!

  21. Reply
    sathyanarayana kalancha June 17, 2022 at 5:54 am

    Hi neil.

  22. Reply
    sathyanarayana kalancha June 17, 2022 at 5:54 am

    Hi neil.

  23. Reply
    sathyanarayana kalancha June 17, 2022 at 5:54 am

    Hi neil.

  24. Rob might be your common target at the office for a long time……..

  25. This vídeos are better than my english classes. Thank you for to post!!!

  26. Thx

  27. Reply
    Naiara Santos ૐ June 17, 2022 at 5:54 am


  28. Doing exercises will help me slash the risk of many diseases.
    My aunt has a adorable baby who is premature.
    The car is coming! Run for your life!

  29. Poner subtítulos coño.

  30. Slash.

    e.g. The quality of paper-making production slashed as the demand has grown by leaps and bounds in the one to two decades.


    e.g. The football fans celebrated winners prematurely despite not knowing about which team win at the end of contest. Unfortunately, their favourite team couldn't receive an award in this competition.

    Run for your life

    e.g. There is a lion behind you! Run for your life

    All of them are in one sentence.

    e.g. If senior citizens take up jogging every morning as a gentle exercise, they could surely slash the risk of dying prematurely and keep running for their lives that provides a longer lifespan as well as a better quality of life.

  31. Hi i watch your channel every day but it says the captions are not available the captions helped me alot to understand english thank you

  32. Yes

  33. Really it helped me to improve my English little bit. I see two or three videos of BBC learning English in a week. It's really helpful.
    Thanks BBC 😊😊

  34. Reply
    Ignoramus Vulgaris June 17, 2022 at 5:54 am

    Please, add subtitles or let others to add them!

  35. Reply
    Ignoramus Vulgaris June 17, 2022 at 5:54 am

    Who can write down what Georgina says at 1:05?
    "You don't actually … to do that much."

  36. its really help me to improve my listening skills

  37. Who else thought their headphones having problems in the beginning minutes

  38. I am really appreciated

  39. Reply
    Learn English تعلم الانجليزية June 17, 2022 at 5:54 am

    Please 🙏 visit my channel to learn english by games
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  40. may I ask what the accent they are using? I can't tell,bbc,British accent?

  41. Reply
    Better English With Mahim June 17, 2022 at 5:54 am


  42. Reply
    Ana Gabriela Errasti June 17, 2022 at 5:54 am

    Please I miss subtitles in English

  43. What is the level of this lesson?

  44. I need to slash my biscuit and wafer intake , too. I love both biscuits and wafers.

  45. Good old days ! You were in the studio. Coronavirus!

  46. EStá fenomenal.

  47. Can we use slash word in writing task 2???

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