5 Simple Japanese Habit / That will keep you stay skinny and healthy living

5 Simple Japanese Habit / That will keep you stay skinny and healthy living

Japan has many healthy lifestyle habits. Those habits are one of the reasons why people in Japan, a country of longevity, are healthy. Below are some typical healthy habits practiced by Japanese people.



1, Ofuro (Bath)


Japanese people have a habit of taking a hot bath every day, in addition to taking a shower. Taking a bath has the following positive aspects


Relaxation effect

Taking a bath warms the body and relaxes the muscles. Soaking in the bathtub also relaxes the body and mind, and relieves stress.

Effect on blood circulation

Soaking in a bath warms the body and improves blood circulation. This helps to maintain good health by stimulating the body's metabolism.

Relieves fatigue

A bath helps to heal the body after exhaustion from daily life. Soaking in a bathtub can relieve physical fatigue and muscle aches and pains, and help you recover from fatigue.

Skin beautifying effect

Baths contain ingredients that retain moisture. Soaking in a bathtub also helps to eliminate body wastes and make your skin beautiful.

Sleeping effects

Soaking in a bath warms and relaxes the body, which may improve the quality of sleep. Soaking in a bath can also regulate the body's internal clock and promote good sleep.

This habit from childhood unknowingly has a positive effect on the body.


2, Walking

Japanese people walk on a daily basis. They walk anyway.

Why is this?

It is because public transportation systems such as trains and buses are so well developed that there is no need to drive a car. It is common for people to go to work or school by train or bus. Many people walk from their houses to the station. After getting off the train or bus, they walk again to their destination. There are many stores and commercial facilities densely located in front of stations, so there is a lot to do within walking distance.

There are also many narrow alleys, so it is faster to walk to your destination on your own feet than to get in a car every time you need to make a trip.


3,Eat fish

Many people know that Japanese food is healthy. So what makes it healthy?

In the Japanese diet, fish is one of the most essential ingredients on the table. Fish is rich in nutrients such as protein, vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids (EPA and DHA). In particular, EPA and DHA are believed to reduce the risk of diseases such as heart disease and stroke. In addition, compared to animal fat, the fat contained in fish is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, which are believed to lower cholesterol levels and prevent the progression of arteriosclerosis. Furthermore, fish is easier to digest than meat and dairy products, and does not put a burden on the gastrointestinal tract.

Of course, Japanese people like to eat meat, but it can be said that they consume a good balance of meat and fish without being biased toward them.


4,  Sunburn Prevention

When you visit Japan, you may encounter a strange sight. People walking around with umbrellas even though it is not raining.

What are they doing?


The correct answer is that they are holding parasols to avoid the sun. This umbrella is a necessity in Japan. It is much better than it looks. It gives us a cool feeling as if we are in the shade and protects us from direct sunlight. Of course, besides this, it is essential to go out with sunscreen cream. Not only is it for the health aspect of our skin, but in Japan, fair skin is considered a prerequisite for beauty. Various efforts are made every day to protect against ultraviolet rays. Japanese people's skin that is not exposed to ultraviolet rays does not show wrinkles, and it can be said that many people have youthful skin even when they get older. It can be said that having beautiful skin is the secret to looking young.


5, Visit temples and shrines casually

In Japan, temples and shrines are everywhere. For Japanese people, they are very familiar. It is as if you find a shrine, walk for a few minutes, and there is another shrine or temple. And visiting them on a daily basis is nothing special. Temples and shrines hold annual events and festivals. For example, there are seasonal events such as Obon, Ohigan, and Oshogatsu. In addition, some people visit temples and shrines privately to worship and pray. It does not have to be a famous place that many foreign tourists visit.

People visit temples and shrines to make requests when they are ill or preparing for an important upcoming test. They usually write their wishes on wooden boards called "ema," which are sold on the spot, and hang them at the shrine. It is not unusual for Japanese people to visit shrines and temples to pray for a long and healthy life, even for trivial things.

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