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2012英语专业八级改错模拟题(18)

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2012-02-21 17:52  作者:  来源:普特听力  字号:T|T

  Successful aging is a psychological feat. Fear for __1__

  death, for example, may sometimes oppress you.

  even when this is successfully overcome, there is still

  something for you to deal with-loneliness. Loneliness

  can speed your demise no matter conscientiously __2__

  you care for your body. “We go through life surrounded

  by protective convoys of others,” says Robert

  Kahn, a psychologist of the University of Michigan

  who studied the health effects of companionship. “People __3__

  who manage to maintain a network of social support do

  best.” One study of elderly heart-attack patients

  found that those with two or more close associations __4__

  enjoyed twice the one-year survival rate of those who

  were completely alone.

  Companionship aside, healthy oldsters seem to

  share a knack for managing stress, poison that contributes __5__

  measurably to heart disease, cancer and accidents.

  Researchers have also been kinked successful aging __6__

  to mental stimulation. An idle brain will deteriorate

  just as sure as an unused leg, notes Dr. Gene Cohen, __7__

  Head of the gerontology center at George Washington

  University. But just as exercise can prevent muscle __8__

  atrophy, mental challenges seem to preserve both

  the mind and the immune system. But what most

  impresses researchers who study the oldest old is

  his simple drive and resilience. “People who reach 100 __9__

  are not quitters,” says Adler of the National Centenarian

  Awareness Project. “They share a remarkable ability to

  renegotiate life in every turn, to accept the inevitable losses __10__

  And move on.”

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