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lifestyle • clear his head • clear everything • bulky • pull back
  1. Having a baby completely changes your .
  2. He goes for a walk everyday after work to .
  3. He got pretty from doing construction work all summer.
  4. Running helps me out and be happy.
  5. Listen to your body.  It will tell you if you need to .
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833 Yoga
Jeff talks about yoga and the style that he prefers to practice.

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part of lifestyle

Part of Jeff's lifestyle is that he does yoga.

Our 'lifestyle' includes where we live, how we live, and activities we enjoy. Part of lifestyle is one or more of these things.  Notice the following:

  1. Exercise is an important part of his lifestyle.
  2. Diet is an important part of a healthy life style.

clear your head

When doing yoga, it is very important to clear your head.

When we 'clear our head,' that means we relax and think positive thoughts.  Notice the following:

  1. Maybe a week off will clear your head.
  2. I need to clear my head before the exam.

clear everything out

Yoga is good because it clears everything out of your mind.

Here, to 'clear everything out' means to completely stop thinking negative thoughts.  Notice the following:

  1. Jogging clears everything out of my mind.
  2. He couldn't clear everything out of his mind.

big and bulky

Yoga builds lean muscle, so you don't become big and bulky.

'Bulky' muscle is big, firm and strong.  Notice the following:

  1. His fitness goal is to get big and bulky.
  2. I'm not attracted to big and bulky men.

pull back

If you start to feel pain in yoga, you have to pull back a little.

In any activity, to 'pull back' means to decrease your effort or intensity.  Notice the following:

  1. They had to pull back and regroup.
  2. If you're tired, pull back a little.