How do modern people ensure good health?

Health is the greatest wealth in life. Without money, life will be less happy at best, but without health, life will not only be a lot less happy, but also have to endure a lot of pain. It can even be said that health is the dividing line between happiness and pain. Paying attention to health means being responsible to oneself, to family members, and to society. If the foundation of life is life, then the foundation of happiness is health.

Regarding health, it not only refers to physical health, but also mental and psychological health. Only when the body, spirit and mind are healthy can a person be completely healthy. Of course, physical health is the foundation of health. If you want to maintain a healthy body for a long time, you must first have the most basic health awareness, which mainly includes two major connotations:

First, try not to do things that are harmful to your health, such as staying up late, overeating, etc.;

Second, try to do as much healthful things as possible, such as going to bed early and getting up early, exercising properly, etc.

In life, everything that involves physical health is not a trivial matter, so no one should behave indifferently. After all, your body is your own, and your life is yours. Don’t think that you are young, or that you have not had any serious illness before, and you can squander your health as you please. As the saying goes, if you do not die, you will not die. If you die by yourself, the ultimate victims are yourself and your family.

From a macro point of view, the three major elements closely related to health are living environment, diet and living habits. As long as we can ensure that these three health factors are all in the right direction, we can protect our own health.

The living environment can be subdivided into two aspects: one is the daily life environment; the other is the work environment. In daily life, first of all, you must maintain the sanitation of your home environment. Don’t make your home like a pig’s nest or a dog’s nest, otherwise it will breed a large number of harmful microorganisms that can cause disease. Second, you must stay away from serious environmental pollution as much as possible. Places, including areas with severe air pollution, areas with severe water pollution, and areas with severe soil pollution. For things like environmental pollution, you cannot use “forbearance” to solve it, because as long as you stay in it for a little longer, you may get very serious diseases, so once you find it, you must find a way to solve it as soon as possible.

Most people know that air pollution can cause lung diseases. As for what diseases water pollution can cause, many people still don’t know very well. In fact, according to statistics from the World Health Organization, 80% of the world’s diseases are related to water pollution; 50% of cancers are also related to water pollution. Therefore, it is important to remember not to drink raw water, nor to drink water that has been stored statically for a long time. When you find abnormal conditions such as abnormal colors and odors in the water source, you must immediately stop drinking.

It is worth mentioning that three days after the bottled water is opened, the bacteria content in it will far exceed that of tap water. Especially when it is used with a water dispenser, the content of bacteria in the bottled water will increase hundreds of times after about three days without heating. This is because bacteria are prone to grow inside the water dispenser, which causes the barreled water to be contaminated. Therefore, when using the water dispenser, pay attention to frequent cleaning and disinfection. If the bottled water on it has been stored for a long time, it must be heated before drinking. Do not directly drink the cold water inside.

People who live by the river should not drink the raw water in the river or eat fresh water products raw, otherwise there may be insects in their minds. This is not alarmist, because freshwater products such as fish, shrimps, and snails have a large number of harmful microorganisms. If they are eaten raw or not cooked, they will be very susceptible to serious illness in the long run.

While ensuring that the home living environment does not endanger health, it is also necessary to ensure that the work environment does not endanger health. When working in harsh conditions such as excessive dust, excessive noise, excessive humidity, high temperature, high cold, high radioactivity, etc., you must pay attention to protection. After all, work is not a day or two. If you do not take good protection, your body will be easy Get sick.

Currently, about 200 million workers in my country are suffering from various occupational diseases. At work, factors that can cause occupational diseases include exposure to toxic chemical substances, long-term forced postural manipulation, continuous pressure on local tissues and organs, dust and mist, abnormal weather, high and low air pressure, noise, vibration, microwave, X-ray, γ-ray, Bacteria, mold, etc. Because there are too many common occupational diseases, I cannot introduce them one by one here, but you can carefully search for relevant information on the Internet according to your job position to see what occupational disease risks you have, and then take targeted prevention.

In addition to the tangible bad working environment that will harm your health, the intangible bad working environment can also harm your health, such as excessive work pressure, disharmonious relationships with colleagues, and frequent scolding by leaders. For example: When I was doing sales in an advertising company in Beijing, my hair fell very badly due to the high work pressure. Every time I took a bath, I would lose a small amount of [zuǒ] hair. At that time, I was terrified and decided to resign because my job was not very important to me, so I didn’t need to lose too much.

Facing the invisible and bad working environment, on the one hand, you can constantly strive to improve yourself and make yourself stronger, so that you can have more choices, or quit and change jobs, or start your own business; on the other hand, you can also take the initiative To adapt, actively adjust your pressure and emotions, so that you become more mature, have a higher emotional intelligence, and be more able to live in the world. As long as you change, everything around you will change.

Diet is another factor that can directly affect human health. The so-called illness comes from the mouth, what you eat and how you eat will have an impact on your health. Therefore, we must first have the awareness of “appropriate diet” and “balanced diet”. Among them, a moderate diet means that the diet should be moderate and not excessive. Common junk foods such as fried, barbecue, and pickled foods are okay to eat once or twice occasionally, but if you eat regularly and eat a lot, it is easy to produce Health problems can even cause cancer. A balanced diet means that your daily diet should not be excessively biased. Don’t always have big fish and meat. Pay attention to the combination of meat and vegetables. After all, only a balanced diet can get balanced nutrition.

Why is overeating harmful to the body? On the one hand, overeating will increase the burden on various organs of the body, making it more prone to problems. For example, excessive protein supplementation may cause nephritis; on the other hand, overeating can lead to obesity, and obesity will further cause various health problems. .

Generally speaking, three meals a day, breakfast should be eaten; lunch can be eaten better; dinner should not be too late, and do not eat too much, just seven to eight points. If dinner is eaten too late and too full, it is easy to gain weight and cause poor sleep. So, take care of your mouth, and be careful with your stomach. When the stomach opposes, you should shut up.

On weekdays, we can often see news with serious consequences due to overeating. For example: the husband of the famous diving athlete Wu Minxia once ate three catties of crayfish by himself, and he ate himself directly into the ICU (Intensive Care Unit). This is mainly because he eats too many yellow objects in the head of crayfish, and these yellow objects contain heavy metals harmful to health, and he exercises too much, which leads to rhabdomyolysis. In addition, some news reported that a young man drank three bottles of Coke a day and then got uremia. Therefore, the daily diet must be controlled in a good amount, even if the food is delicious, do not eat and drink.

In daily life, there are many places to pay attention to the storage of ingredients. First of all, do not buy too many ingredients at once, because even if they are stored in the refrigerator, their shelf life is very limited; second, do not try to be lazy and save time. Cooking enough for several meals at a time, because often eating leftovers makes it easy to get sick. If you accidentally cook too much food, you should wrap the leftover food with plastic wrap at the first time, and then put it in the refrigerator. What needs to be emphasized is that in many people’s perceptions, it is a misunderstanding that the food cannot be put in the refrigerator until the food is cold. In fact, as long as the leftovers are no longer steaming, they should be put in the refrigerator as soon as possible. If you wait until it is cold before putting it, it will be easier to breed bacteria.

In summer, the leftover watermelon should be wrapped in plastic wrap for the first time, and then put in the refrigerator. If it is not wrapped in plastic wrap, even if it is placed in the refrigerator, a large number of bacteria will still grow on the watermelon after about 8 hours. Eat at this time, it is easy to cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, and even more serious diseases. Scientific experiments have shown that whether it is leftovers, leftovers, or leftover fruits, when wrapped in plastic wrap, it should not be stored in the refrigerator for more than 24 hours. If it is not wrapped in plastic wrap, it is basically no longer suitable for consumption after 8 hours. For food that has passed its expiration date, you must throw it away and don’t bear it. After all, good health is more important.

In the use of the refrigerator, you need to pay attention not to put all kinds of ingredients into the refrigerator in a mess, and place them reasonably. Freshly bought eggs that have not been disinfected have a lot of bacteria on them; tomatoes will release ethylene to ripen other vegetables, thereby reducing the shelf life of vegetables. Therefore, these two ingredients are best placed in a separate refrigerator compartment. Before putting the meat in the refrigerator, you can wrap several layers of plastic wrap, and the refrigeration time should not exceed 48 hours. If it is frozen at -18°C, it should not exceed 4 months.

In addition, there are some ingredients that should not be stored in the refrigerator, such as onions and garlic. Low temperature can easily make them corrupt, so it is best to store them in a cool place that will not be exposed to direct sunlight. Bananas, lychees, and mangoes are easy to turn black when placed in the refrigerator; potatoes can be stored at room temperature, and it is best to store them in a cool, low temperature, dark, and ventilated place. It is worth mentioning that potatoes that turn green and germinate will produce a lot of toxic substances and should be thrown away directly.

After talking about the impact of diet on health, let’s talk about the impact of lifestyle on health.

As of the end of October 2020, the number of centenarians in Shanghai, China exceeded 3,000 for the first time, and there were 1949 99-year-old “quasi-centenarians”. What is the secret of these old people’s longevity? The answers given by the elderly can be summarized into the following five points: living regularity, getting up early and going to bed early, eating healthy, keeping exercise, and seeing “not sick”.

Among them, the first four points are well understood, and the last one to look at “pre-diseased” has two connotations: one is to emphasize the prevention of diseases; the other is to emphasize the early treatment of the disease and prevent the development of the disease. Don’t wait until you get serious before going to the doctor. On the whole, the five longevity secrets summarized by the elderly belong to good living habits, and they have very important practical significance for physical health.

In fact, with regard to “preventing disease”, the ancient Chinese medical book “Huangdi Neijing” with great influence has long said: “The saint does not cure the disease before he cures the disease, and if he does not cure the disease, the treatment is not disordered. This is also called the husband’s disease. It’s not too late.” Translated into the vernacular, it means: “The saint does not go to treatment after he is sick, but when he is still thirsty. When you are sick, prevent it; you don’t treat it after the body’s dysfunction, but prevent it when the body’s function is still not. Performing conditioning only after dysfunction is like digging a well after being thirsty, and then casting a weapon after the battle has begun-well, isn’t it too late?” Therefore, everyone should see “Not Sick”. And gradually upgrade it into one of the most basic personal habits.

Physical health is closely related to the most basic things in life. Although people know that good living habits such as regular life, early to bed and early to rise, healthy eating, and maintaining exercise are good for health, many people cannot implement them in their daily lives. This is a big problem. To solve this problem, you need to strengthen your health awareness and make yourself truly aware of the importance of health.

In terms of living habits, there are three points to remind everyone: First, exercise must be moderate and moderate. Don’t exercise high-intensity suddenly without exercise for a long time, otherwise it will easily cause serious physical problems and even cause kidney problems. Exhaustion, sudden death; second, pay attention to eye hygiene, do not look at the phone when the lights are turned off at night, let alone look at the phone under the covers, or you will seriously harm your eyes; third, staying up late is very harmful to your health. Try not to stay up late as much as possible, and don’t often turn black and white upside down.

If you do not sleep well and often suffer from insomnia, you should pay attention to it. Generally speaking, insomnia has the following three main reasons: one is physical reasons, such as suffering from a certain known or unknown disease, in which case you need to see a doctor; the other is mental reasons, such as stress and anxiety And so on; the third is bad or irregular work and rest, such as sleeping too much during the day.

In the above, I have talked about the basics of health. Next, talk about some basic knowledge about health preservation.

With the improvement of people’s living standards, more and more people are beginning to pay attention to health preservation, which makes various health-preserving books on the market emerge in an endless stream, such as “health-preserving first nourishing the kidney”, “preserving health first nourishing the heart”, “preserving health first nourishing feet” and “preserving health”. After reading these books, I don’t know what to raise first. In fact, there is a sentence in the “Huang Di Nei Jing” that points out the basic principle of health preservation: “Dharma is based on Yin and Yang, and on Shushu.” This sentence means: “Everything and everything pay attention to the balance of Yin and Yang. Once the imbalance of Yin and Yang exceeds a certain limit. , The body will have problems.” Therefore, you must pay attention to the balance of all aspects when maintaining your health.

In other words, we don’t have to worry about what to raise first when keeping in good health. After all, important body organs have irreplaceable functions. Of course, if you have determined which aspect of your body is weaker, you can perform targeted conditioning to restore it to a normal level. In terms of health preservation, the more practical theory of health preservation is “theory of traditional Chinese medicine physique health preservation”.

There is an old saying: “One dragon gives birth to nine sons, and the nine sons are different.” Different people have different physiques. If you first figure out your own physique, then you can get better results. For example, some people are prone to blushing when drinking, and some people are not prone to blushing when drinking. This is the difference in physique. Nowadays, the universally recognized method of physique classification is the “Traditional Chinese Medicine Physique” founded by Wang Qi, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. This theory divides people’s physique into the following nine types: calm constitution, qi deficiency constitution, yang deficiency constitution, and yin deficiency Quality, phlegm-damp quality, damp-heat quality, blood stasis quality, qi stagnation quality and idiosyncratic quality.

Peaceful constitution is the most healthy body constitution, such as moderate body posture, ruddy complexion, full energy, and strong function of internal organs. People with this type of physique can eat a reasonable diet on weekdays, and pay attention to the combination of meat and vegetables, and the combination of thickness.

Qi deficiency qualitative manifestations include low voice, thin or obese body, pale complexion, shortness of breath, lazy speech, lack of energy, physical fatigue and so on. People with this type of physique should eat more ginseng, yam, astragalus [qí] and other foods that can replenish qi and invigorate the spleen, and eat less foods that are broken, such as water spinach, radish, hawthorn, betel nut, and persimmon.

Yang-deficiency qualitative manifestations include insufficient yang, pale complexion, weak breath, tiredness, lying down, chills with cold limbs, general weakness or swelling of limbs, pale tongue coating, weak pulse, etc. People with this type of physique should eat more warm foods such as lamb, chicken, dog meat, leeks, peppers, ginger, onions, durians, and lychees, and eat less cold foods such as ice cream, cold drinks, and watermelon.

Yin deficiency physique is prone to dry mouth and throat, slightly dry lips and nose, dry eyes, dry stools, short urine, dry skin, prone to wrinkles, irritability, flushing complexion, and a feeling of burning hot. People with this type of physique should eat more white fungus, pears, bird’s nest, soft-shelled turtle, eggs, milk, abalone, sea cucumber, duck and other foods that can nourish body fluids and nourish yin. Eat less fried barbecued foods, don’t stay up late, and have sex with restraint.

Phlegm and dampness are characterized by obesity, abdominal fullness, chest tightness, excessive phlegm, easy drowsiness, laziness, lethargy, fat tongue, white and greasy tongue coating, sticky mouth, pale lips, seldom feel thirsty, do not want to drink Water, easy to sweat, etc. People with this type of physique should eat more ginger, tuckahoe [fú líng], tangerine peel, yam, barley, celery, white radish, hawthorn and other foods that can eliminate dampness, and eat less fried foods.

Dampness and heat are manifested as heavy limbs, yellow and greasy tongue coating, rapid pulse, multiple acne [cuó chuāng] acne, dry mouth, bitter mouth, red eyes, upset and slack, short urine, dry or sticky stool, etc. People with this type of physique should eat more chixiaodou, water chestnut [bí qi], mung bean, lotus root, celery, cucumber and other sweet-cold or sweet-sweet foods, and eat less lamb, chili, hot pot, fried, barbecue, leeks, ginger, etc. Hot food.

Blood stasis is manifested as dull complexion, rough brown skin, hyperpigmentation or purple spots, dull lips, blue tongue or petechiae, fine pulse and so on. People with this type of physique should eat more lotus root, rice field eel, roses, angelica, duck blood, kelp, black beans, grapefruit, seaweed, hawthorn, peach kernels, motherwort (suitable for women) and other foods that can invigorate blood and remove blood stasis, and eat less cold Food, don’t eat peanuts.

Depression is characterized by introverted and unstable personality, withdrawn, melancholy and fragile, sensitive and suspicious, sentimental, narrow-minded, and depressed. Such people are prone to depression, so they should eat more foods such as wolfberry, white radish, beef and so on that can soothe the liver and regulate the qi. You can also make tea with albizia, jasmine, and lotus seeds. Do more to make you feel better. Thing.

The characteristic [bǐng] character is easy to be allergic to drugs, food, smell, pollen, and seasons, easy to sneeze, and runny nose. In daily life, people with special constitution should avoid contact with allergens and eat less spicy and irritating food as much as possible.

Combine the above content to see what kind of physique you belong to, and then take a targeted regimen. The physique regimen is only part of the regimen of traditional Chinese medicine. Chinese medicine is extensive and profound. The following introduces some practical knowledge of regimen of traditional Chinese medicine.

First of all, we must know what the five internal organs are. The five internal organs are the heart, liver, kidney, lung, and spleen; the six internal organs are the gallbladder, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, bladder, and triple burn. In the theory of health preservation in traditional Chinese medicine, “five colors nourish the five internal organs” are emphasized. The specific connotation is red nourishing the heart, that is, vegetables, fruits and meats with red appearance are good for the heart, such as red peppers, tomatoes, pork, beef, apples, etc.; green nourishment Liver, eating more green food is good for the liver; black nourishes the kidney, eat more black rice, black beans, black sesame, black fungus, black-bone chicken, multiflora multiflora and other foods are good for the kidney; white nourishes the lung, people with bad lungs can Eat more white foods such as white radish, pears, white fungus, tofu, and lilies; yellow nourishes the spleen, and people who have a bad spleen can eat more yellow foods such as astragalus, bananas, soybeans, corn, and oranges.

In addition to the black foods mentioned above, foods that can nourish the kidneys include pigeon meat, quail meat, lamb, and walnuts. Chinese medicine believes that the kidney is the foundation of the innate, and nourishing the kidney can be started from many aspects, including diet, proper exercise, and living habits. Kidneys are more afraid of cold, so you should keep warm. After sweating profusely, bathing in cold water is very easy to damage the kidneys and even cause nephritis, so do not bathe in cold water.

The key to maintaining health for the spleen and stomach lies in a reasonable diet, regular work and rest, and proper exercise. Those who have the conditions can also pay attention to the health of the feet, and often do pedicures and foot baths. Be vigilant about some health-preserving misunderstandings. For example, some elderly people take health care drugs indiscriminately in order to gain health. This is a very wrong approach. Go to a regular hospital if you are sick, and don’t take medicine indiscriminately.

In view of the importance of physical health, it is best for everyone to have a comprehensive physical examination every year, which is the most scientific method of health preservation. In addition, we must pay attention to prevent various infectious diseases, and try to vaccinate those that can be vaccinated. For example, hepatitis B vaccine is very necessary. After all, there are many carriers of hepatitis B virus in China.

Good health may not go well, but if you are not healthy, everything will go bad. Money is not everything in life. At least health is more important than money. Without health, everything equals zero. Therefore, investing in health is definitely the wisest investment.

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