Going to a concert is better for wellbeing than yoga or walking a dog, new research claims
・Researchers found going to a Paloma Faith concert was more effective at improving wellbeing than yoga
・The London team mentioned that happier people tend to live longer lives
・They conclude going to concerts may be the key to living a happy and long life
・Previous studies have found music releases the mood-enhancing chemical dopamine in the brain and that happier people live longer lives
To enhance (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to improve the quality, amount, or strength of something: “というふうに記載されていますね。
Pictures can then be enhanced on a pc.
The county took steps to enhance water quality.
The measures taken should considerably enhance the residents’ quality of life.
It’s things like this that enhance the quality of life.
Heading to a Beyonce concert is more beneficial for your wellbeing than yoga, a new study claims.
Researchers found that people who listened to 20 minutes of live music had a 21 percent boost in mood, while those who took a yoga class for the same amount of time increased their wellbeing by just 10 percent.
Previous studies have found that music releases the mood-enhancing chemicals in the brain and that happier people live longer lives.
The study, conducted by researchers at Goldsmiths, University of London, suggests listening to live music could add more years to a person’s life.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” the act of boosting something: “というふうに記載されていますね。
The lowering of interest rates will give a much-needed boost to the economy.
Passing my driving test was such a boost to my confidence.
Victory tomorrow would be a much-needed boost for the national team.
For the study, researchers carried out psychometric tests – tools used to measure individuals’ mental capabilities and behavioral style – on 60 people who either went to a Paloma Faith music concert, a yoga session, or walked their dog.
They gave the participants a psychometric test before they performed these activities – which are known stress-busters – to assess their general wellbeing as well as stress levels, happiness and how they get on generally with others.
After completing the 40 question, ten minute quiz the participants were formed into three groups of 20 and fitted with heart rate monitors.
They were then sent off to perform their tasks.
One group went to see Paloma while another group took dogs for a stroll along Regent’s Canal in Kings Cross, London. The third group took part in specially arranged yoga sessions nearby.
Researchers found that those who went to the concert had a 21 percent boost in mood, while those who took a yoga class only saw a 10 percent increase. Those who walked their dogs only had a seven percent hike in happiness.
To assess (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to judge or decide the amount, value, quality, or importance of something: “というふうに記載されていますね。
We need to assess whether the project is worth doing.
Exams are not the only means of assessing a student’s ability.
A college is going to assess a student’s ability based on grades.
We tried to assess his suitability for the job.
Our agent will assess the value of your property.
get on with (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to start or continue doing something, especially work: “というふうに記載されていますね。
Stop talking and get on with it.
I like to be left to get on with the job.
I suppose I could get on with the ironing while I’m waiting.
If you make some coffee I’ll get on with the washing up.
They were busily getting on with the painting.
He finished his cup of tea and got on with the gardening.
send off (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionary によると” to arrange for someone to go somewhere “というふうに記載されていますね。
We’ve sent the children off to the zoo for the afternoon.
Companies sometimes send a troubled boss off for counseling.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to happen, or to develop “というふうに記載されています。
Sometimes he would take a stroll before dinner.
go for a stroll
I was just out for a stroll.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a sudden large increase in the amount or level of something “というふうに記載されています。
Economists are predicting a hike in interest rates.
a tax hike
‘Our research showcases the profound impact gigs have on feelings of health, happiness and wellbeing – with fortnightly or regular attendance being the key,’ said Patrick Fagan, an expert in behavioral science and associate lecturer at Goldsmith’s University in London.
This isn’t the first study to link music to happiness.
A 2011 study published in Nature Neuroscience found that listening to music increased dopamine levels – a chemical that enhances mood – by at least nine percent.
Meanwhile, meta-analysis published in Cell in 2013 revealed music was associated with immunoglobin A, an antibody that helps fight off bacteria, viruses, and other invaders.
Another study published in 2011 found that people who are happier or in better moods were 35 percent less likely to die in the next five years.
Investigators aren’t sure why, but it’s believed that negative moods and chronic stress can cause inflammation – which can contribute to a host of health problems such as heart disease. The absence of chronic stress may reduce that risk.
Researchers of the current study combined their findings with the results of a poll of 2,000 conducted by the 02 Arena, a major concert venue in London.
The results showed those who attend live concerts once a fortnight or more were the most likely to score their personal happiness, contentment, productivity and self-esteem at 10/10.
‘Combining all of our findings with O2’s research, we arrive at a prescription of a gig a fortnight which could pave the way for almost a decade more years of life,’ Fagan said.
To showcase (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to show someone or something in a way that attracts attention and emphasizes their good qualities “ というふうに記載されていますね。
a comedy sketch that showcases their unique style of humour
The main aim of the exhibition is to showcase British design.
In the opening set, he showcased his own songs.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” happening every two weeks “ と記載されていますね。
a fortnightly review
We make a fortnightly check on supplies.
The group meets fortnightly on Tuesdays.
fight off (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” if your body fights off an illness, it prevents the illness from making you ill “ という風に記載されていますね。
Her body couldn’t fight the infection off.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” a chronic illness or chronic pain is serious and lasts for a long time. A serious illness or pain that lasts only for a short time is described as acute “ という風に記載されていますね。
chronic back pain
There is a chronic shortage of teachers.
She suffers from chronic pain in her knees.
I have a chronic bowel disease.
There is a chronic shortage of nursing staff.
Mr. George is resigning because of chronic heart disease.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” an area on your body that is swollen, red, and painful because of an infection or injury “ という風に記載されていますね。
Steroid creams help to reduce inflammation on your skin.
Aspirin reduces pain and inflammation.
an inflammation of the eye/toe/ear
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a period of two weeks “ と記載されていますね。
a fortnight away from home
a fortnight’s holiday
once a fortnight
a fortnight ago
How much would it cost to hire a car for a fortnight?
We spent a fortnight in Rome looking at all the sights.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” a piece of paper that a doctor gives you that says what type of medicine you need “ と記載されています。また、Macmillan Dictionaryによると” rules or a situation that will have a particular effect: “ という風にも記載されていますね。
The doctor gave me a prescription for antibiotics.
These drugs are only available on prescription (= with a prescription from a doctor).
a prescription for economic recovery
Morishita described the policy as ‘a prescription for disaster’.
So what is his prescription for success?
The company’s reorganization could be a prescription for disaster.
pave the way for something (idiom=)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to create a situation that makes it possible or easier for something to happen “ という風に記載されていますね。
The agreement will pave the way for restoring economic ties.
Data from the space flight should pave the way for a more detailed exploration of Mars.
最後に、内容が理解でき、新しい単語も知ることができたら、必ずCambridge Dictionaryか、Macmillan Dictionaryで例文を読むようにしてください。そして一番シンプルで、自分が日常使いしときやすそうなもをノートやスマホに書き溜めておいてください。そしてこれを移動中の時などに声に出して覚えることが本当に大事です！（電車では難しいので、僕はよく歩きますw）