Two colleagues, Bill and Mary, are having lunch in their office cafeteria.
Mary: I can't believe my eyes, Bill. Are you having a salad for lunch? No hamburger?
Bill:Get used to it, Mary. I'm off burgers for good. Most fast food is loaded with sodium.
Mary: I know. But why your sudden interest in lessening your salt intake?
Bill:My doctor says I should cut back on sodium-rich foods to lower my blood pressure.
Mary: Do you have hypertension? I would have thought you were too young.
Bill:Actually, my blood pressure isn't that high yet, but they say it increases with age.
Mary: Well, I'm glad you're starting to pay more attention to your diet.
Bill:I want to lower my risk of heart attack and stroke, too.
Mary: So do I. That's why I've been trying to lower my cholesterol level.
Bill:I've noticed you've been munching4 away on lots of fruits and vegetables recently.
Mary: That's right. I could stand to lose a few pounds, too.
Bill:In that case, you should come to my health club with me.
Mary: You've joined a health club? I would never have dreamed that you'd take something like this so seriously.
Bill:So, how about it? Can you tear yourself away from the TV tonight?
Mary: Why not? If you can break your unhealthy eating habits, I can surely break a sweat.