I can read and understand health advice.


  • get eight hours of sleep
  • eat three decent meals
  • quit smoking
  • limit your alcohol
  • lose weight
  • get active


Use recommend/suggest you + (verb) to give advice.
Use verbs in their simple form after recommend/suggest you.

I recommend you get eight hours of sleep.
I suggest you limit your alcohol.

You can also put that between recommend/suggest and you without changing the meaning.

I recommend that you get active.
I suggest that you lose weight.


Sho got the results of his annual checkup. He’s reading the doctor’s advice.

The results of your checkup are good. However, you are experiencing a lot of stress. Please take note of the following recommendations for a healthier, less stressful lifestyle:

  • I suggest you get active. Do some physical activities outside of work like walking, jogging, or swimming.
  • I recommend that you limit your alcohol as well.
  • Try to get eight hours of sleep and eat three decent meals every day.
  • Don’t work too hard.

If you do not see a big improvement in your stress level within the next few months, please come back for another checkup.


Dear Dr. Thompson,

What should I do to improve my health? I notice that I’m gaining a lot of weight and feel less energetic.



Dear Aki,

Thank you for sending in your question! I’m sure a lot of people are wondering how to improve their health too.

To answer your question, many doctors say that a lot of people gain weight because of their unhealthy eating habits. Here are some personal tips to improve your health:

  • I recommend that you eat 350g of vegetables every day.
  • Don’t skip or delay meals. If you’re too hungry, you may overeat.
  • I suggest you avoid eating three hours before bedtime.
  • Drink water, not sugary drinks.

I hope these tips help you live a healthier lifestyle. Remember, always eat right!

Dr. Sue Thompson




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