Today is the eleventh of the twenty four solar terms - Xiaoshu. Here comes Xiaoshu, the whole person is going to be hot as a dog! When the rainstorm comes, you will be soaked! What should I do? At this time, people are most likely to feel upset, tired, and powerless. Therefore, cultivating the mind is the most important task during Xiaoshu! Let's quickly take a look at how we should maintain health when Xiaoshu comes!
Xiaoshu is the eleventh of the twenty four solar terms.
As a folk saying goes, "A little heat and a big heat, steam up and cook down." It means that the arrival of a little heat means that it has entered a hot day, and the weather is hot. Since it has not yet reached its extreme point, it is called a little heat. When it comes to heatstroke, the average temperature in many areas of China has approached 30 ℃, and in some areas, the temperature can reach over 40 ℃, sometimes with a feeling of heat waves hitting people. Sunstroke is also a season with the most rainfall throughout the year. rainstorm often comes to the earth. Thunderstorm weather often occurs in southern China, and natural disasters also increase. Therefore, flood control and waterlogging prevention are very important in this period.
In the summer season, it has entered a dog's day. Hot weather often makes people upset, sweating constantly, and tired and weak. During this period, the heart is dominated by qi, and the first priority of health preservation is to cultivate the "heart" well. Beware of excessive heat in the heart and excessive consumption of yin in the heart. Maintaining a balance between yin and yang can help you spend the summer safely. To cultivate the "heart" well, the following issues must be paid attention to:
Keep a calm mood
In hot seasons, people's blood flow speeds up, their heart burden increases, and they sweat a lot, which can easily cause irritability and contribute to inflammation on the fire, which is extremely detrimental to people with heart disease. Maintaining a calm mood in the face of hot weather is an effective measure to "extinguish the fire". As the saying goes, "A calm heart naturally cools." With a calm mind, not anxious but not irritable, but happy but worried, the heart will be as calm as water, and the heart will spend the summer safely.
2. Moderate activities
In hot weather, the amount of activity should be moderate, especially for people with coronary heart disease and hypertension, and the amount of activity should be reduced. "As the temperature rises, the output of cardiac blood significantly decreases, and the oxygen supply capacity of various organs also significantly decreases. Many people with heart disease will feel panic and shortness of breath, especially after activity.". Therefore, when entering heatstroke, heart patients should reduce their activity, maintain 7-8 hours of rest every day, and keep their heart rate within 80 beats per minute.
3. Smoking cessation and alcohol restriction
Quitting smoking and limiting alcohol consumption is a necessary prerequisite for protecting the heart. Some people say, "I smoke less every day!" I say, "Don't even smoke one! Don't even smell it!" Some say, "Drinking alcohol can promote blood circulation and remove blood stasis, which is good for the heart." I say, "Drinking alcohol can promote blood circulation and remove blood stasis without fraud, but it should be controlled within 30-50 milliliters per day. If you have already suffered from heart disease, it is best not to drink alcohol."
Eat "Three Treasures" with Less Meat and More Vegetables
In the summer, eat a low salt diet and avoid overeating. Eat foods rich in vitamins and minerals, eat more vegetables, and appropriately drink cold boiled or mineral water. In some places, it is customary to eat "Three Treasures" when entering Xiaoshu. The "Three Treasures" are eel, honey lotus root, and mung bean sprouts. Monopterus albus has the effect of lowering blood sugar and high nutritional value. Eating monopterus albus during summer heat can prevent diarrhea caused by indigestion in summer, and can also protect cardiovascular system. Honey lotus root is appetizing and invigorating the spleen, rich in trace elements such as calcium and iron, and has the effect of tonifying qi and blood, and enhancing human immune function. Mung bean sprouts can clear heat, unblock meridians, detoxify various toxins, and have the effects of tonifying the kidney, diuresis, detumescence, beautifying the skin, promoting dampness and heat, and softening blood vessels.