2007年11月16日

ベッドの中にアメフト選手が!〜歯ぎしりについて〜


A Lineman in My Bed: Notes on Teeth Grinding
( New York Times )

I grind my teeth at night. Have for years. It’s my secret shame. But now I have the comfort of knowing that at least 8 to 10 percent of theadult population shares my malady.

It’s called sleep bruxism, and it refers to the grinding or clenchingof teeth. There’s a waking version, too ーan unconscious clenching ofthe teeth, most often owing to stress ーbut the origins are different and the effects are seldom anywhere near as bad as during sleep, when certain of the body’s protective mechanisms are turned off. Left untreated, it can cause damage to the teeth and surrounding tissue, headaches and jaw pain.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・grind すり合わせる、こする、ぎーぎー鳴らす
・shame  恥、ひどい事.
・comfort 安楽、気楽、慰め
・malady 病、病弊
・refer 引合いに出す、対象とする
・clench ぎゅっと締める、握る、(歯を)食いしばる
・owe 借りている、〜のおかげをこうむっている
・untreated 未処置の、治療されていない
・tissue (細胞の)組織


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2007年08月24日

70代でも活発な性生活


Many Found Sexually Active Into the 70s
( New York Times )

Most Americans remain sexually active into their 60s, and nearly half continue to have sex regularly into their early 70s, researchers are reporting today as a result of the most comprehensive national survey to date of sexual behavior among older adults.

But many older people also report struggling with sexual problems, like reduced desire and erectile difficulties, the survey found.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・remain …のままである、相変らず…である
・comprehensive 包括的な
・to date 今まで
・behavior 振る舞い、行動
・struggle もがく、あがく
・reduce 減らす、減じる


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2007年07月16日

ダイエットの方法はあまたあれど、意志の力はもう古い?


今日は趣向を変えて、エッセーを取り上げます。

As Diet Ideas Abound, Is Willpower Obsolete?
( New York Times )

When I was growing up, the word “willpower” was used a lot. If only one was strong enough to resist sweets, according to logic of the time,one could stay thin.

Yet today, based on a series of scientific discoveries, the importance of willpower in promoting weight loss is becoming an obsolete notion. Is it worth saving?


【 まずは準備運動 】

・abound (物、人が)たくさんある[いる]
・obsolete すたれた
・according to〜 〜によれば、 〜に従って
・thin 薄い、細い
・promote 昇進[進級]させる、促進[助長]する
・notion 概念、考え


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