What health habits should one keep doing over the years?
In our generation where maintaining a healthy lifestyle has become a major challenge which in turn has registered a long thread of various life-threatening illnesses and diseases. One might consider adopting healthy habits which could be essential in sustaining life. Here are some interesting life changing habits definitely worth adopting.
1. Soak your feet every night before you go to bed
It’s been 7 or 8 years since I started soaking my feet every night, and although there’s a short break in the process, I’ve basically been doing it all the time. I soak my feet in 43-degree Celsius hot water for 30 MINUTES each time.
It can make people’s feet have the function of running Qi and blood and connecting zang-fu organs. There are more than 60 acupoints on each person’s feet, which have corresponding relations with the whole body organs.
2. Eat Breakfast
It’s easier said than done. There are a lot of people who can’t. It has always been said that eat like an emperor in the morning, eat like a commoner at noon, and eat like a beggar at night. That is, the nutrition in the morning is the most important, but also the most easily absorbed to the body.
3. Eat slowly and don’t overeat, no more than 80% full preferably
Eating slowly can increase the secretion of salivary amylase, which is good for food digestion.
Stop eating when you feel 80% full. If you eat too much, it will increase the burden of the stomach and intestines, which is not conducive to the digestion of food. Moreover, with the growth of age, the peristalsis of the stomach and intestines will gradually slow down, which will lead to the decline of metabolism.
4. Have a light diet, less salt, and less oil.
Eating a light diet can reduce the risk of a range of diseases. Less salt can help keep blood pressure under control and reduce the risk of blood vessel irritation that can easily trigger arteriosclerosis.
Meanwhile less oil can control the intake of oil, reduce the accumulation of oil and prevent the blockage of blood vessels.
5. Drink tea
Tea drinking is a healthy way for people to cultivate themselves. Drinking tea can promote the excretion of toxins from the body, improve metabolism, and slow down the aging process.
We can choose to drink more green tea in summer, which clears away heat and detoxifies the body, reduces the burden of the liver, and help digestion.
It’s better to choose black tea in the winter.
6. Exercise every day
If you find outdoor exercise more time-consuming, you can also do some simple exercises at home, such as high-knee sprints, slimming exercises, yoga and so on.
7. Have a physical examination once a year
You need to be aware of your health and find out any problems timely. You can also take some necessary supplements suitable for your body.
Credit: Jinxing Shao