As you’re busy with your studies, the weeks during the Spring Festival can be a time when training and healthy eating plans go out of the window. But you can continue running and avoid weight gain during the holiday season. 【1】
Pick a race
Having a race on your calendar (日历) is a motivation to keep running during the holiday. 【2】 Check our active. com or Running in the City for events near you.
Don’t skip breakfast
If you’re going to a holiday party in the evening, don’t make the mistake of skipping breakfast. You may think you’re saving calories for later. 【3】
Bring your own healthy dishes
Chances are that most of the dishes at holiday gatherings are going to be high in calories. Bring your own healthy appetizers to the party. The host will appreciate it, and you know there will be at least one wise choice on the buffet table.
If you’re heading to an evening event, eat regular meals and snacks every few hours up until party time. You won’t arrive at the party ready to attack appetizers (开胃品). Make sure you include fiber at each meal because it keeps you full longer.
Plan your runs
It’s easy to say that you’ll keep running regularly during the holiday season, but sticking to it requires a strategy. Schedule your runs like appointments, so you make the first thing during a busy week. 【5】
A. Treat yourself.
B. Eat small meals.
C. Try some or all of these strategies (策略).
D. In fact, it may lead to overeating later in the day.
E. Buy yourself a gift of some new running shoes and clothes.
F. If you have runs scheduled, you are more likely to get them done.
G. Once you choose one that is in a few weeks, set a plan and stick to it.
The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Copenhagen is offering a free meal to any guest who is able to produce electricity for the hotel on an exercise bike linked to a generator (发电机). The idea is to get people fit and reduce their carbon footprint. Guests will have to produce at least 10 watt hours of electricity — roughly 15 minutes of cycling for someone of average fitness. Guests staying at Plaza Hotel will be given meal tickets worth $ 36 once they have produced 10 watt hours of electricity. The bicycles will have smart phones attached to the handlebars measuring how much power is being generated for the hotel.
The plan, a world-first, will start on 19 April and run for a year. Only guests staying at the hotel will be able to take part. Frederikke Toemmergaard，hotel spokeswoman, said, “Many of our visitors are business people who enjoy going to the gym. There might be people who will cycle just to get a free meal, but generally I don’t think people will take advantage of our programme.”
Copenhagen has a long-standing cycling tradition and 36 % of locals cycle to work each day, one of the highest percentages in the world, according to the website visitcopenhagen. dk. US environmental website treehugger. com recently voted Copenhagen the world’s best city for cyclists. “Because Copenhagen is strongly connected with cycling, we felt the bicycle would work well as a symbol of the hotel’s green profile (形象).”
If successful，the electric bicycle meal programme will be spread to all Crowne Plaza hotels in the UK, the hotel said in a statement.
【1】What is the main purpose of the free meal programme?
A. To promote the hotel’s green concept.
B. To make the city known to the world.
C. To attract people to the hotel restaurant.
D. To get guests to stay longer at the hotel.
【2】How can a participant get a free meal?
A. By becoming a professional cyclist.
B. By cycling to produce some electricity.
C. By linking a smart phone to a bicycle.
D. By monitoring his or her carbon footprint.
【3】Who are most likely to enter for the programme?
A. The poor local people.
B. The environment activists.
C. Health-conscious hotel guests.
D. Visitors fond of Copenhagen food.
【4】According to Paragraph 3, Copenhagen has one of the world’s .
A. best chain hotels
B. greenest natural environments
C. longest bike paths
D. highest rates of people cycling to work