Here are the best health tips from Lao Guo on how to stay healthy and fresh during Chinese summer

Lao Guo advice for healthIn ancient China, people called the hottest 30 days in summer “伏(Fu)” and the first 10 days named “Tou (head) Fu”, the second 10 days named “Zhong Fu” and the last 10 days named “Mo (end) Fu”. The original meaning of the character “伏(Fu)” refers to lie on the stomach and keep still, which is also the guideline for people to spend the hottest summer days.

The San Fu Schedule in 2015:

Tou Fu: 13th, July ——23th. July

Zhong Fu: 24th, July —— 4th, August

Mo Fu: 5th, August —— 15th, August

 

How to keep healthy during San Fu

Firstly, do not do sports or stay outside during the highest temperature at daytime, otherwise you will lose water easily and get a heat stroke. The best drinks are not cold drinks but fresh plain boiled water, it will be better to drink the water with a little bit of salt. What’s more, the best fruit and vegetable are watermelon and wax gourd.

To stay healthy during summer, do not do sports or stay outside during the high temperature daytime [Tweet this]

 

Secondly, it is not wise to stay in a low temperature room for a long time and it is better not to sleep with the air-conditioner turned on, in case you catch a cold. Thirdly, due to the hot and humid environment, keeping food and drinks clean is necessary. Try not to eat raw and cold food, for raw food material are polluted easily and cold drinks and ice cream will have bad influence on appetite and result in diarrhea commonly. What about the AC? Limit it! Big temperature differences between the nicely cooled air-conditioned inside and to the sizzling hot outside temperatures has a negative effect on your immune system, leading to symptoms like headache, coughing and running nose. The best temperature from the doctor is 28 degree Celsius.

What do Chinese people eat during San Fu?

As an old saying goes ”Tou Fu Jiaozi, Er Fu Mian, San Fu Laoping tan Jidan”, that means dumplings is good for the first 10 days, noodle is the best food for the second 10 days and pancake with egg is good for the last 10 days. This tradition came from the Sanguo era, 2000 years ago. Otherwise, people get angry easily in high temperature so take some fruit like bitter melon, tomato, cucumber and watermelon. Other food, like milk, duck meat are also great options to cool down.

三伏天的养身

现在中国北方以及南方的很多地方已经进入了桑拿天的气候了,这样的天气很容易让人出现身体不适的情况,桑拿天其实也就是伏天的另一种说法。三伏天出现在小暑与大暑之间,是一年中气温最高且又潮湿、闷热的日子。可以这样理解:“伏”就是天气太热了,宜伏不宜动,三伏是中原地区在一年中最热的三四十天,

2015年的三伏天从什么时候开始?

2015入伏时间一览具体时间是:

2015年7月13日~7月23

日 为头伏 10天

2015年7月24日~8月4

日 为中伏 10天

2015年8月5日~8月15日 为三伏 10天(末伏)

三伏天应该如何防病

 第一,尽量减少在温度高

Healthy tips: Dumplings

的时候出门或是大量的运动,这样身体水分的流失太快。如果不能及时的补充水分很容易出现脱水中暑的情况。那就是非

常危险的了。

上班族应注意随时补充水分,最好喝新鲜的白开水或淡盐水,少饮冰镇饮料。

此外,还要多吃富含维生素的新鲜瓜果蔬菜,尤其是西瓜、冬瓜等。

第二,

防止感冒和消化道疾病。

伏天是感冒高发期,

尤其是长时间在空调房里或吹电风扇,会出现咳嗽、打喷嚏、流鼻涕等感冒症状。建议不要长时间在低温空调下滞留,晚上睡觉时应尽量开窗通风,老年人进冷气房间前要把汗擦干。

第三,伏天闷热、潮湿、气压低,细菌霉菌滋生繁殖快,应特别注意饮食卫生。夏天是肠胃疾病的多发季节,如果加上体质是虚寒的人,就更加的容易受到病毒的侵袭了,这类人尽量的不要多是生冷的食物。因为冰淇淋、雪糕等冷饮中均含有胆固醇、糖和淀粉等成分,吃冷饮影响正常的食欲,又会使腹泻加重

上班族预防空调病。在写字楼里吹着空调的上班族,从高温的室外进入办公室,会使开放的毛孔立刻闭塞,从而引起头晕、恶心、流涕等类似感冒的症状,也就是“空调病”。医生建议,空调不宜开得太低,以28摄氏度左右

三伏天吃什么好?

头伏吃饺子是传统习俗,因为每逢伏天,人的胃口就不好,吃不下去东西,而饺子在中国人的传统习俗里正是开胃解馋的食物。

人们在三伏天适合吃面,北方有句俗语叫做“头伏饺子二伏面,三伏烙饼摊鸡蛋,讲的就是在三伏天这段时间人们应该吃什么。这里的伏日吃面的习俗从三国时期就已开始了。Healthy tips: Melon drink for summer

炎炎夏日不仅带给我们身体上的不适,还容易导致越来越多的人火气上升,表现出情绪烦躁、焦虑、易激动、失眠等,这些症状在医学上称为“夏季情感障碍”。

因此,“去火”也是夏日食补的必备功课。

夏日去火的食物,上佳选择:苦瓜、西红柿等性凉、清暑的蔬果,同时,牛奶性微寒,可以补水、滋阴、解热毒,也是“去火”良品。狗肉、鸭肉更是夏季大补之良方

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