What is the most effective way of maintaining your health?

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Avatar do usuário Flavia.lm 3885 1 9 86
Question: What do you think is the most effective way of maintaining your health?

Examples of answers:

- to follow a healthy diet,
- taking plenty of exercise to burn calories,
- taking vitamins and tonics,
- consulting your doctor regularly,
- a combination of all/some of the above.

Now it is your turn.
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Avatar do usuário Marcio_Farias 12350 1 22 206
A combination of all/some of the above, plus sleep early. The early bird catches the sleepy, unwary worm.

Also, an apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Avatar do usuário ENG_rafael 10
In my humble thought, having good thoughts and healthy diet, going for a walk every day and living for a life purpose are essential to anyone who wants to maintain a healthy life. For sure if we follow these steps, a healthy future won't be a tough reality .

See you!
Avatar do usuário w.slayman 110
Rafael,

Try this rewrite on for size, and please let me know what you think about it.

" I my humble opinion, maintaining; positive thoughts, a healthy diet, walking every day, and having a purpose for living are essential to anyone who wants to mainain his health. I firmly believe that if we follow these simple precepts a healthy future is assured."
Avatar do usuário ENG_rafael 10
Bill,

I have this doubt a long time. You wrote "...are essential to anyone who wants to maintain his health...". You used his because it relates to anyone as possessive pronoun. In the following sentence what possessive pronoun is expected:

"I spoke to someone(somebody,anybody,a person) who was with ___ car."? I think it is also expected his, but I am not sure about that.

This doubt drives me crazy, because I have heard some quite blurry answers.

Thank you in advance!
Avatar do usuário w.slayman 110
Refael,

Again an excellent question, either his or her is correct, in this context.
Avatar do usuário ENG_rafael 10
Hey Bill,

I've got your explanation. But in the case below, where I know nothing about who was, I mean, man or woman, what possessive pronoun should I use?

"Someone knocked on the door, but I didn't see who was because I took so long to answer the door, I just realized that person lost ___ wallet, which was found on the floor."

I think it's not big deal if I use his. Am I on the right track?

Again, thanks for all.
Avatar do usuário w.slayman 110
Rafael,

How about using the non gender specific "their" in this instance? Also I would change your sentence to read "Someone ... see who was there because... wallet, which I found on the floor.
Avatar do usuário ENG_rafael 10
Bill,

You solved a huge doubt of mine. After reading you reply, I made some search about that and I found just what you said, you know, when we're not sure about using his or her, their is the best alternative.

See you dude :)
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Avatar do usuário Gustavo Dias 25
To keep you always healthy, you have to do a several things.
You have to eat healthy food, and avoid eatting a lot industrialized food and other "heavy" food like: chips, hot dog, mayonese, ketchup, etc.
You have to do a lot of exercise to keep your body in shape.
Etc