If you want to stay slim and healthy the most commonly used advises are to consume a lot of water and to exercise while you are on a nutritious diet, even though every nation has different opinion and ways on how to stay fit. Japanese people follow four basic rules in order to stay fit and healthy and they are actually very effective so you might want to try them out.
1.Warmth is life
The concept of warmth is life comes from the fact that we eat food to gain energy and it is essential for our survival. In the summer, we consume more fruit and vegetables because they can help the body to adjust to high temperatures and to refresh the body. As opposed to food which grows in winter they usually have more calories in order to keep us warm during lower temperatures. Even though it is much healthier to consume raw and uncooked fruits and vegetables, it is still important to consume warm food from time to time, so incorporate different types of food into your diet in order to provide your body with all the needed nutrients to be healthy and boost your energy.
2.A hot bath prolongs your life
Everybody enjoys having a hot bath. It reduced your stress, relaxes you, regulates the blood circulation and also it relaxes your muscles. Having a long bath often can be very beneficial as it can clear the skin, help with digestion and more importantly extend your lifetime. The best temperature for the hot bath is considered to be from 37.7 to 40 degrees Celsius (100 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
3.If You Eat Like a Sumo Wrestler, You Will Look Like a Sumo Wrestler
Sumo wrestlers do not consume breakfast in the morning. First, they complete their power training in the morning and after that they eat an enormous lunch. After lunch, they go to sleep. They only eat twice a day but in big quantities. If you do not understand this here is explained simplified. If you do not pay attention on what you eat and regulate your calorie intake it is not important how much you exercise, you will still gain weight. The exercising that you do doesn’t make a big difference if you eat a lot, or you consume unhealthy food and snacks. So manage to exercise a lot, regulate your sleep routine and balance your diet if you want to stay healthy and fit.
4.Avoid Drinking Liquids During Your Meal
Japanese people do not consume any liquids during their meals because they think it has a negative effect on the digestion process. Drinking liquids eliminates the warmth in the body which the food is giving because drinking liquids actually cool the body. Experts also think that the acid produced by the stomach in order to digest the food is neutralized with drinking water. And this leaves the body to use more energy to complete the digestion. The food that you are consuming like soup, vegetables and fruit; also contains water so your body doesn’t need more liquids.
Americans believe that losing or gaining weight is closely related to the amount of calories consumed, and because of this the four Japanese rules for staying healthy and fit sound a little bit odd. But the statistics prove the opposite, comparing the countries in which people have the longest life and healthy and it turns out that the Japanese people are at the top with 74.5 years. So they must be right.