Drinking a lot of water and workout, while on a nutritious diet are the most common advises if you want to be healthy and to be fit. However, every nation and region has its own beliefs and traditions and opinions on how to stay fit.
People in Japan, for example, are considered to be one of the healthiest nations and at the same time they always look young and healthy. For the purpose to stay healthy and fit they have four basic rules to follow. We present you those 4 basic rules of the Japanese so that you can try them out.
1. Warmth Is Life
The idea of this concept ‘warmth is life’ primarily comes with the fact that first of all we eat food in order to survive, and the second point is that by eating food products our body releases energy. For instance, during the summer period fruits and vegetable are more common in our daily diet just because they help our body to get use to the high temperatures and to be refreshed.
On the contrary, food plates in winter are usually full with more caloric food. This is so just because our body needs some contribution to keep us warm at the lower temperatures.
Raw and unprocessed food products are much healthier to be consumed during winter, too, but at the same time it is also important for us to consume, from time to time, warm or heated food. Finally, consume different types of food for your body to be provided with all the necessary nutrients in order to be able to produce energy and to be healthy.
2. A Hot Tub Prolongs Your Life
Hot tub bath can help you reduce the stress; it relaxes your body and mind, also regulates the blood circulation and helps you relax your muscles. Long baths can be of benefit for your body because that way you clear your skin, enhances digestion, and what is more important, it prolongs your lifetime. 37.7-40 degrees Celsius (100 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit) of the water in the hot tub is the recommended temperature that is considered to be the ideal.
3. If You Eat Like a Sumo Wrestler, You Will Look Like a Sumo Wrestler
Sumo wrestlers do not have breakfast. They complete their power training first in the morning, and following their training, they eat their full lunch. After the lunch they usually go to sleep. They eat 2 times a day, but the quantity of their meals is enormous.
Let’s make it simple. If you do not take care of your meals and of the quantity and quality of your meals, then it really does not matter how much time you spent in the gym or how many kilometers you have run today, you will still just put weight.
It is simply not important how much you spent in workouts until you do not control the calorie intake on daily basis. What you should do is to make regular workouts, make your sleep routine regular and find yourself the perfect diet so that you can be fit and healthy.
4. Avoid Drinking Liquids During Meal
Japanese do not drink and eat. Drinking during eating negatively affects the digestion. Drinks eliminate the warmth of the food, and it actually cools the body. Experts say that the acid that stomach produces to digest the food is actually neutralized by the drink you consume during the meal. Foods like soup, vegetable and fruit already contain water, and your body simply does not require more liquids.
American people mainly believe in the theory that gaining or even losing weight depends on the calorie intake, and that is why these Japanese ‘stay fit and healthy’ rules sound a little bit odd to them. However, statistics show that the Japanese are the nation that is at the top of the people with longest lifespan and best health with average age of 74.5 years. This only proves that they must be right.