Forget cash – how sex and sleep are the key to happiness: Strong relationships and good health are more important to Britons than cars and holidays, research shows
・Good sleep and a good sex life ‘have a greater impact on wellbeing than money’
・Poll also found family, friends and job security are more important than cars
・Claims come from a new ‘Living Well Index’ which looks at modern day stresses
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” the state of feeling healthy and happy “ 記載されていますね。
Laughter is taken as a sign of well-being.
Seeing her grandchildren gave her a sense of well-being.
job security (noun)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” If you have job security, your job is likely to be permanent. “ と記載されていますね。
If it’s a choice between higher pay and job security, I’d prefer to keep my job.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” a study in which people are asked for their opinions about a subject or person “ と記載されていますね。
We‘re carrying out/conducting a poll to find out what people think about abortion.
A recent poll indicated that most people opposed the changes.
According to a poll conducted last week, 75% of the public support the Prime Minister.
look at (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” if an expert looks at someone or something, they examine them and decide what to do ” と記載されていますね。
Did you get the doctor to look at your knee?
I asked the doctor to look at the rash.
We’ll need to get an engineer to look at the bridge.
Sleeping soundly and having a good sex life have a greater impact on wellbeing than money, it is claimed today.
Strong relationships with family and friends, job security and the good health of loved ones are also much more important than flash cars and exotic holidays.
The claims come from a new ‘Living Well Index’, which looks at how people cope best with the stresses of modern life.
A poll of 8,250 by experts at Oxford Economics and the National Centre for Social Research found that the average Briton has a Living Well score of 62.2 out of 100.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” (of how someone sleeps) deeply ” と記載されていますね。
I slept very soundly, thank you – the bed was really comfortable.
She always sleeps soundly.
loved one (noun)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” a person that you love, usually a member of your family ” と記載されていますね。腫瘍です。
People, naturally enough, want to know that their loved ones are out of danger.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” expensive and new in a way that is intended to impress people ” と記載されていますね。
He drives around in a big flash car.
That’s a very flash suit he’s wearing.
To cope (verb)
Cambridge Dictionary によると” to deal successfully with a difficult situation or job “記載されていますね。
It must be really hard to cope with three young children and a job.
It’s only been a year since he died – how’s she coping?
He had so much pressure on him in his job that eventually he just couldn’t cope.
Those living best are defined as the 20 per cent with top scores between 72 and 92.
Researchers claim that those who regularly get a good night’s sleep enjoy an improvement in wellbeing greater than the impact of a four-fold increase in spending money.
‘Sleep was the strongest indicator of a broader sense of wellbeing,’ they said.
‘The majority of those with the highest Living Well scores reported feeling well rested most of the time, while more than half of those in the bottom 20 per cent of the Index said that they rarely, or never, felt well rested.’
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” four times as much, or four times as many ” というふうに記載されていますね。
a fourfold increase
There has been a fourfold increase since 1997.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” something that shows you what condition something is in ” と記載されていますね。
The car’s speedometer and temperature indicator were broken.
economic indicators such as the inflation rate or the exchange rate
Time spent in education is a good indicator of social and economic position.
The test is a reliable indicator of performance if it is carried out correctly.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” wide ” と” including many different things or people ” と記載されていますね。
My brother is very broad-shouldered.
It’s conservative, in the broadest sense of the word.
The magazine covers a broad range of subjects.
He explained it in very broad terms.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a number that shows the price, value, or level of something compared with something else “と記載されていますね。
a wage/price index
The Dow Jones index fell another 50 points yesterday.
Across the population, just over a third (35 per cent) said they were fairly or very satisfied with their sex lives.
The study stated: ‘Once again, these individuals were disproportionately likely to be found at the top of the Living Well Index – with almost two thirds (63 per cent) of those at the top saying that they were satisfied with their sex life, twice the national average.’
Researchers revealed job security ranked number three in a measure of wellbeing. ‘Among working people, 43 per cent of those with the highest Index scores also experience a very high degree of job security, almost twice the national average,’ they explained.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” more than average, but less than very “と記載されていますね。
She’s fairly tall.
I’m fairly sure that this is the right address.
His statement explains the situation fairly well.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると形容詞 disproportionateの意味は “if something is disproportionate, it is bigger or smaller than it should be in comparison to something else” と記載されていますね。
I’ve been given a disproportionate share of the work.
There are a disproportionate number of girls in the class.
Unemployment in Iowa is disproportionately high.
his disproportionately large head
To rank (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to be good, bad, important, unimportant etc compared with other similar people or things ” と “to put someone or something into a position according to their success, importance, size etc” と記載されていますね。
She currently ranks ninth in the world.
My entry was ranked third in the flower show.
She ranked the bottles in order of size along the shelf.
The study found most people are more concerned about the health of close relatives, rather than their own ailments. And being part of a community can offer much more comfort than having money in the bank.
Typically, the study funded by Sainsbury’s found that people speak to their neighbours once or twice a month. By contrast, those most happy with their lives chat to neighbours at least once or twice a week.
Director of Consulting at Oxford Economics Ian Mulheirn said: ‘The analysis within the Sainsbury’s Living Well Index reveals that, in a world that’s never been more connected, the richness of our relationships and support networks remains among the biggest determinants of how well we live …’
Sainsbury’s chief Mike Coupe said the index would ‘help to inform how we run our business and will also help us uncover and engage more boldly on the issues that concern people most in their everyday lives.’
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” an illness, usually not a serious one ” と記載されていますね。
Treat minor ailments yourself.
a stomach ailment
By contrast (phrasal)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” used when you are comparing two things or people and saying that the second one is very different from the first ” と記載されていますね。
The technology sector is doing badly. Old economy stocks, by contrast, are performing well again.
Their economy has expanded, while ours, by/in contrast, has declined.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” the act of analysing something ” と記載されていますね。
The study included an analysis of accident statistics.
The blood samples have been sent away for analysis.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” something that controls or affects what happens in a particular situation: “ と記載されていますね。
Soil and climate are the main determinants of how land is used.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると形容詞 bold は” confident and not afraid of people ” と記載されていますね。
You must act boldly and confidently.
To engage (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると形容詞 bold は” to interest someone in something and keep them thinking about it ” と記載されていますね。
The debate about food safety has engaged the whole nation.
If a book doesn’t engage my interest in the first few pages, I don’t usually continue reading it.
A good radio script should be able to engage the listener.
To concern (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to worry someone ” と記載されていますね。
The state of my father’s health concerns us greatly.
It concerns me that he hasn’t been in contact.
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