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How to keep healthy in the dog days?

Three dog days rolling summer, is the hottest time of the year, this time everyone likes to cool, so three dog days is the most important time to pay attention to the body, so as to avoid the cold invasion of the body, brand the root of the disease. How to keep healthy in the dog days

how to keep healthy in the dog days

Sleeping at night and getting up early

Summer is characterized by a long day time and a short night time. The human body should also adapt to the laws of nature. At night, it can sleep a little later and get up earlier in the morning. The reasonable sleep time in summer should be: 22:00-23:00 for bedtime and 5:30-6:30 for getting up. If you can't go to bed early at night, a proper lunch break is a good adjustment.

The time of summer nap is generally 30 minutes to 1 hour, too short to achieve the purpose of the nap, and too long will not only make people dizzy, limb weakness, but also affect the quality of sleep at night.

Recuperation and meditation

Summer belongs to fire, corresponding to the heart, so in the hot summer, we should pay attention to the cultivation of the mind.

It is pointed out in the book "the four vital factors regulating the spirit" that 'to make the mind calm, to make Huaying beautiful, and to let off the anger. If you love outside, this summer's Qi should be used, and the way to grow up is also needed'. That is to say, in summer, we should be energetic, happy, broad-minded and energetic. Just like the blooming flowers need sunshine, we should have a strong interest in the outside world, cultivate an optimistic and outgoing character, so as to facilitate the release of Qi.

Nourishing yang and expelling pathogenic factors

Although the temperature is high in summer, we still need to take care of the body's Yang. It is often said that "Yang is raised in spring and summer". Yang Qi is the motive force of human beings. It fluctuates with the alternation of seasons, sun and moon. In summer, Yang Qi is vigorous and often floats outside. It is easy to be hurt by external evils. If you sweat, you will lose Yang. In other words, in the hot summer, it is generally not suitable to do a lot of sports. After sports, you should supplement water and nutrients in time.

Independent of air conditioning

Air conditioning disease is the most common and easily neglected disease in modern society. For most people, especially joint patients, summer should avoid the cool, do not or moderate use of air conditioning and fans. In the workplace, you should tell your colleagues about your illness to get their understanding. Try not to use air conditioning or properly raise the temperature. It's best to always have a long sleeved garment, which can be added or subtracted at any time according to the external environment. Invigorating the spleen and removing dampness

As the saying goes, spring sleeps, autumn sleeps and summer sleeps. Especially in summer, when it's dog days, people always feel drowsy and lack of appetite. This is what people usually call "long summer". Long summer belongs to the earth in the five elements, corresponding to the spleen of the five organs of traditional Chinese medicine, and the spleen is the most evil, wet and dry, so long summer often suffers from spleen and stomach disease, resulting in anorexia, diarrhea and other symptoms.

To get rid of dampness, an important health care measure of TCM is to strengthen the spleen first.

During the long summer, the dampness is heavy, and the spleen is mainly wet. The biggest characteristic of spleen dampness is that it makes the human body feel sleepy. Therefore, the biggest impact on the human body during the long summer is the poor digestive function of the spleen and stomach.

Invigorating the spleen and eliminating dampness. You can drink some porridge in the morning and evening, such as mountain medicine porridge, job's tears porridge, lotus seed porridge, etc. Moreover, because of the summer heat, you can add a little lotus leaf to the porridge (such as job's tears porridge) which has the effect of invigorating the spleen and eliminating dampness, so as to increase the effect of clearing away heat and heat, nourishing the stomach, clearing the intestines and promoting the production of fluid to quench thirst.