Everyone in the world knows that following a strict diet, exercising regularly and drinking a lot of water are the main rules of staying healthy and fit. But these rules can sometimes vary from culture to culture. They can be different and it’s a good idea to get to know them. For example Japanese people are following these 4 rules when it comes to staying healthy and fit.
Read bellow the rules and try them to see if they work.
#1 If you eat like a sumo wrestler, you will look like a sumo wrestler
This is a rule that you’ll want to follow. For centuries, sumo wrestler were beginning their training right after waking up. That means that they don’t have time for breakfast and they skip the most important meal of the day. After the training they have a big lunch in the afternoon, and after that they go to bed. They usually have two gigantic meals, two times daily. In other words, regardless of how much you exercise, if you eat a lot, you are going to gain weight. Because of this, you need to make sure you eat balanced diet, exercise regularly, and follow good sleep patterns.
#2 Warmth is life
The food is basically an energy we consume to survive. Fruits and veggies which grow in the summer cool the body, allowing it to adjust to the summer heat. On the other hand, the foods which grow in the winter are higher in calories and keep our bodies warm during the cold, winter days. Even though raw fruits, veggies, and greens are very important when it comes to a healthy diet, the body still needs warmer foods once in a while. Therefore, you should eat a nutritious diet to supply your body with all the nutrients it needs.
#3 During your meal
Japanese people believe that drinking water during you meal will affect digestion negatively. This is why they are avoiding drinking water and other liquids while eating. This happens because liquids cool the body and take away the warmth of the body. And according to studies, water neutralizes the stomach acid, which in turn forces the body to spend more energy to finish the digestion. The best way to supply your body with liquid is through food. You should start using a lot of fruits, veggies and soups.
#4 A hot bath prolongs your life
A long hot bath is one really anti-stress thing you should do from time to time. It is good because it improves the blood circulation and relaxes the body. Japanese people also believe that regularly enjoying a hot bath can improve your digestion, cleanse the skin, and it can even prong your life. 100-104 degrees Fahrenheit is believed to be the ideal temperature.
Americans believe that calories are the main cause of weight loss or weight gain, so most of the aforementioned ideas may seem unusual. However, if we take into consideration the World Health Organization`s report on the longest lifespan in which Japan came up on top, it seems that Japanese are doing it right.