Health Matters Thursday, August 25, 2005

* The Basic

There are lots of matters requiring attention when travelling, health protection is one of them, to have a good time, it is important to keep fit both physically and mentally, here are some suggestions as follows:

Protect yourself from cold: The weather is very changable in spring and autumn. Don't take off too many clothes and take umbrella with you in spring. The temperature of daytime and night is much different in autumn, make sure you have enough clothes, especially when you are overage, your immunity and disease resistant ability become weakened. Don't stay out in the wind for a long time.

Stay in comfortable, quiet room: To sleep soundly for at least 6-8 hours every day,as poor sleep would make you tired, weak and even sick.

Pay attention to food hygiene: To prevent constipation, you'd better take light foods, vegetable and fruit, Your digestion slows down without enough activity, don't eat too much when you are traveling by train, plane or boat, otherwise your stomach will be over-burden. Don't drink water directly fron the fountain, pool and river. Have your meals in the hotel restaurant where you stay as much possible as you can. If you eat out, you'd better choose a good and clean restaurant. Don't make yourself too tired: Travel according to your capability, don't go beyond what you can. Try your best to keep normal routine

* How to remove tiredness

Stretch shoulder: cross your fingers and rise up with palm upward,stretch you body backword ten times slowly, then quicken.

Stretch chest: bend you arms,put arms in front of chest vertically, lower your head,then extend arms parallelly and backward,raise head and stick out chest at the same time, do it 10 times.

Stretch body: put one hand on waist, raise other hand up, turn upper body aside,stretch hand forcibly upward 5 times,each time last for 1~2 seconds,then other side.

Stretch waist and abdomen: hold head in hands, bend you body, then stretch upper body backward, do you best to keep body straight,do it slowly 5 times,each time last for 3~4 seconds. Stretch legs: lay knee against chest, then stretch both legs at one time and on tiptoe for 10 times,each time last for 1~2 seconds.

Do health care exercise: The exercise is fit for doing on bus, boat, and plane. Ten finger tips press each other. the left hand make a fist, the right hand hold tightly the left hand wrist,push forth forcibly with palm downward. Then turn two hands' role.

Two hands collude and draw each other for 5 seconds.

Two hands hold fist tightly.

Hold you breath for 5 seconds.

Set your teeth.

Open your mouth widely and shout silently.

Grip your lips.

Hold chin with two fist, and chin press downward forcibly.

Raise face with right hand, lean face against right hand forcibly, then left hand's turn.

Hold the upper head with two hands, then head exerts all strength to stretch forth, while hands push it backward.

Lean against chair, push your right part of brain forth with crossing hands,while your body and brain press toward right,then brain's left part turn and do it repeatedly.

Editor: Letian Pan