Healthy Living and Healthy Lifestyle
The Eastern Way of Living is a Healthy Lifestyle
Tea is not only a simple drink, but also a symbol of healthy lifestyle that has been passed from generation to generation in tea-loving Eastern countries. Nowadays the Eastern way of healthy living has attracted enormous interest in the rest of world. Whether is diet, exercise or meditation, thousands and millions people from all over the world have engaged in practices with Eastern methods. But it is important to point out that the physical practices are only one side of the picture. It is the Eastern way of thinking that provides these practices a healthy living foundation.
According to the Eastern philosophy, self-cultivation, which includes attitude and behaviour development, to achieve calmness, tolerance and high moral standard is important to one's overall health and wellbeing. It helps people to find their inner peace and happiness. It enhances the mental ability to endure and regulate, and thus provides one with sufficient patience and courage to face the ever-changing world.
"Plain and calm, hardship cannot enter, evil cannot hit." -Chuang Tzu, Chinese Philosopher
"Eating coarse rice, drinking plain water, bending arms around as my pillow, this is where joy lies." -Confucius, Chinese Philosopher
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Healthy Living Report
Chinese Morning Exercise
Countless people in China keep morning exercise as their daily routine. They enjoy being outdoor and love physical activities. Every morning, in public parks or some treed zone of streets, in every little available space it seemed would be used for morning exercises. Whether is Tai Chi, Qi Gong, other kind of sports or simply dancing, men and women of all ages start their day with morning exercises. The amount of exercises that occurs on a daily basis is truly impressive.
Get Fresh Food at Neighbourhood Market
Even though almost every Chinese family has a refrigerator nowadays, daily trip to a neighbourhood market to get the freshest vegetables and meat is still the way of life for most Chinese families. There are permanent indoor food markets that open all day long and also morning neighbourhood vegetable markets that typically operate from 5:30 am to 8:30 am on a city street that is blocked off to traffic. These markets are spread all over the city and located in every residential area. People usually walk or bike to their local neighbourhood market. They carefully select the freshest food and buy small quantities daily.
China has a comprehensive transportation system including railways, highways, airlines and water transportations. Rail travel is the most popular form of transport between cities. In urban and suburban areas, most large cities have Metro systems in operation, under construction, or in the planning stage. Bus transport is the main choice due to its economy and convenience, and a large population still uses bicycle and electric bike as their primary tool for moving from place to place. With its fast growth, China experiences a rapid increase of motor vehicles which brings with it the problems of traffic jam and air pollution.
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