Many people want to stay healthy and fit and they all choose different methods and diets in order to achieve that. However, people from different cultures have their own methods of maintainig a trim and a healthy shape. In this article we will talk about the 4 essential secrets that help Japanese people to stay fit and healthy. They have adopted these methods over time which are v ery effective and can be valuable to you too.
- If You Eat Like a Sumo Wrestler, You Will Look Like a Sumo Wrestler
When it comes to your weight and your health, the essential thing is your diet. For instance, think of sumo wrestlers who despite of doing a lot of exercise, they still end up being fat which means that if you don’t eat right, you will gain weight even if you exercise on a regular basis. Sumo wrestlers don’t eat a lot of breakfast, but they eat 2 large meals during the day and a gigantic dinner before bad. You can realize on your own that it is very important to avoid excessively large portions of food and instead of choosing junk food, try to eat more healthy, nutritious food. The vital things for maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle are healthy eating habits, enough sleeping and consuming healthy food.
- Warmth is Life
You all know that without food we cannot live and this is because food is a source of energy and warmth. Different foods have their own seasons. For instance, fruits and vegetables usually grow in summer and we consume them more during hot summer days in order to adapt our body to the heat and cool ourselves. On the other hand, in the winter we consume foods containing more calories in order to keep us warm. Eventhough the best way to stay healthy is to consume greens, fruits and raw vegetables most of the time, we still need the warmer foods and that is why it is very important to eat variety of nutritious foods I order to stay healthy and strong.
- Avoid Drinking Liquids During Your Meal
According to Japanese beliefs, drinking any kind of liquid while eating is bad for digestion. The reason is because the liquids cool our body thus taking away the warmth we received by eating. On the other hand, scientists believe that water reduces the effect of the acid that the stomach uses for digestion, the body then requires more energy to complete the digestion process. Avoid any liquids while eating but you can replace them through soup, vegetables and fruits.
- A Hot Bath Prolongs Your Life
Sometime we take hot bath for granted, but not the Japanese people. They take a hot bath in order to improve digestion, clear their skin and for a lenghty life. Moreover, a hot bath can improve blood circulation, relaxes your muscles and makes you feel relaxed and stress-free. Ensure you set the temperature of the hot bath to 100-104 degrees Fahrenheit.
The above mentioned ideas might seem strange for a lot of Americans who believe that calories are mainly responsible for weight loss or weight gain. However, it is a fact that the Japanese are also right because according to the statistics supplied by the World Health Organization about countries where people live longest and in good health, Japanese people lived the longest at 74.5 years.
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