Health Discussion Questions

Health is a topic that is relevant to everyone. In order to have a healthy lifestyle, it is important to maintain good physical and mental health.

Having regular conversations about health can help us to stay informed and motivated to make healthy choices in our daily lives.

As an English as a Second Language (ESL) learner, it can be helpful to have some conversation questions about health to practice speaking and listening skills.

Here are some examples of ESL conversation questions about health that can help to start a meaningful conversation on this important topic.

  • How do you stay healthy and fit?
  • What do you do to stay mentally healthy?
  • What healthy habits do you have?
  • How do you stay informed about health issues and developments?

These conversation questions can help to get the conversation started and can be adapted to suit different levels of language proficiency and personal interests.

By discussing health in English, ESL learners can not only improve their language skills but also gain valuable information and insights about maintaining good health.

Health Conversation Questions

These are some general health discussion questions

  • Do you consider yourself a healthy person?
  • Do you consider yourself an unhealthy person?
  • How often do you get sick?
  • What are the best ways to avoid getting sick?
  • What healthy habits do you have?
  • What healthy habits do you want to adopt?
  • How often do you catch a cold?
  • Is there a hospital or clinic near your house?
  • What can you do to improve your health?

Health Questions: Eating Healthy

The cornerstone of a healthy diet pattern should be to replace processed food with real food whenever possible.

Eating food that is as close as possible to the way nature made it can make a huge difference in the way you think, look, and feel.

  • Do you always eat healthy food?
  • Do you eat a lot of vegetables
  • Do you eat fruits every day?
  • Do you eat fast food?
  • What’s the right amount of calories that you should eat?
  • What saturated fat food should you avoid?
  • Do you drink soda? How often do you drink soda?
  • Do you skip breakfast?
  • Have you ever heard about intermittent fasting?
  • What are some healthy alternatives to common unhealthy snacks?
  • What are some common challenges people face when trying to eat healthily?

Health Questions: Drugs and Alcohol

Drugs and alcohol change the balance of chemicals that help your brain to think, feel, create and make decisions. The drugs and alcohol you use can affect you both now and in the future

  • Do you do drugs?
  • What are some of the harmful effects of drugs?
  • Do you think that smoking is bad for your health?
  • Do you drink alcohol?
  • Do you think that marihuana or alcohol is bad for your health?
  • Do you think that drinking alcohol can lead to problems later in your life?
  • What have you done to stay away from drugs and alcohol?
  • How do alcohol and drug use affect relationships with friends and family?
  • What are some common treatments for alcohol and drug addiction?

Health Questions: Exercising

Exercise is defined as any movement that makes your muscles work and requires your body to burn calories.

Being active has been shown to have many health benefits, both physically and mentally.

  • How often do you do exercises?
  • What type of exercises do you do?
  • How can people maintain good physical health?
  • What are some of the benefits of being physically ill?
  • Do you think that exercising can make you feel happier?
  • What are the best exercises to reduce belly fat?
  • What are the best exercises to gain muscle weight?
  • Do you usually consume protein before or after working out?

Health Questions: Losing or Gaining Weight

Most people are trying to lose weight, but some people are actually trying to pack on pounds, and it’s not as simple as it may seem.

  • What’s your diet like?
  • How does nutrition play a role in overall health?
  • Do you think that you need to gain weight?
  • Do you think that you need to lose weight?
  • What actions do you take to lose weight?
  • What measures do you take to gain weight?
  • Do you think you are overweight?
  • What are the best healthy foods to gain weight fast?
  • What medical conditions can cause unhealthy weight loss?
  • What are some tips to lose weight faster?
  • Do you track the number of calories you eat every day?
  • Have you ever used an app to track the number of calories you eat?
  • How can people make healthy food choices when dining out?

Health Questions: Check-ups

Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better.

By getting the right health services, screenings, and treatments, you are taking steps that help your chances of living a longer, healthier life.

  • Why are check-ups important?
  • Do you go for regular medical check-ups?
  • Do you go to the dentist’s twice a year?
  • When was the last time you went to a doctor?
  • When was the last time you went to a hospital?
  • How often do you get a medical check-up?
  • Have you ever worn braces?

Health Questions: Going to the Dentist

Dental and oral health is an essential part of your overall health and well-being. Poor oral hygiene can lead to dental cavities and gum disease and has also been linked to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

  • Have you ever had braces on your teeth?
  • When was the last time you went to a dentist?
  • What are some proper oral hygiene habits?
  • Do you floss your teeth at least once a day?
  • Do you avoid tobacco products?
  • What are some symptoms of dental and oral problems?
  • What are some of the causes of dental and oral diseases?
  • How often do you get a professional cleaning?
  • Have you ever gotten a tooth extracted?

Health Conversation Questions: Sleeping

A good night’s sleep is just as important as regular exercise and a healthy diet.

Research shows that poor sleep has immediate negative effects on your hormones, exercise performance, and brain function

  • What time do you usually go to bed?
  • What time do you usually wake up?
  • Do you think that you sleep too much or not enough?
  • Why good sleep is important for your health?
  • How many hours of sleep do you get a night?
  • Do you sleep well
  • What are some tips to sleep better?
  • What are some of the consequences of poor sleep?
  • Do you consume caffeine at night?
  • Do you take long daytime naps?
  • Do you take supplements to help you sleep?
  • How do you clear and relax your mind before going to bed?

ESL Health Questions: Stress

Stress is the body’s natural defense against predators and danger. It flushes the body with hormones to prepare systems to evade or confront danger

  • What’s stress?
  • What is the best way to deal with stress?
  • What causes you stress?
  • What changes to the body does stress cause?
  • How can you manage stress in your life?
  • Do you work long hours?
  • Are you unhappy with your job?
  • What are some examples of life stresses?
  • Do you have emotional problems?
  • What are the best and worst jobs for your health?
  • How happy are you with your life?
  • What helps you to cope with stress?
  • What is a healthy mind and body?
  • Do you get adequate exercise or activity in your daily routine?
  • How do you think society as a whole can reduce stress levels?

Health Conversation Questions: Have you ever…?

Most of us have suffered health problems in our lives. These are some common questions to discuss that.

  • Have you ever broken a bone?
  • Have you ever spent time in a hospital? What was the problem?
  • Have you ever had a black eye?
  • Have you ever lost a tooth?
  • Have you ever burned yourself?
  • Have you ever cut yourself?
  • have you ever had an accident?
  • Have you ever broken a leg?
  • Have you ever had stitches? What happened?
  • Have you ever been hit by a car?
  • Have you ever broken an arm?
  • Have you ever broken your nose?
  • Have you ever had to wear a cast or splint because of an injury?

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I hope that you have found these discussion questions about health

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Manuel Campos, English Professor

Manuel Campos

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