The traditional Chinese concept of Yang Sheng (“養生”), i.e. healthy living, is defined as nourishing life, enhancing health and protecting against diseases. The practices for healthy living vary among individuals at different times and places. To live well in your later years, you should adopt healthy living practices which are suitable for yourself.
Among a wealth of online information about health regimens, we have selected some which gives a better picture of the subject with relevant hyperlinks provided in this page for your reference. The essence of healthy living lies in “a disciplined lifestyle, proper diet and regular exercise, which can altogether maintain a balance between Yin (“陰”) and Yang (“陽”), promote blood circulation and energize the body and mind, thereby achieving healthy ageing with a view to enjoying longevity” (extracted from a website on good health
A disciplined lifestyle is related to what is often known as Life Balance
today. On the basis of the Chinese calendar’s 24 solar terms for all seasons, our daily living habits, individual diets, physical exercise and mental state can be duly adjusted to foster the functioning of our internal organs. This will in turn optimize the immune system of our bodies so that we won't get sick easily. Always ensure good balance and stability of the inner body, which would help build the body's natural defences.
This page features Healthy Eating
with Cooking Made Easy
and Menu Ideas
. We also have Soup Therapy
from several Chinese herbalists which can help harmonize the workings of the body. Moreover, our information on Food Nutrients
and Use of Chinese Herbs
would facilitate “green age” persons in choosing the most suitable foods for dietary therapy under the principle of balanced diet.
Physical exercise forms an important part of healthy living. Exercising regularly would promote blood circulation and strengthen the body. For “green age” persons especially those who seldom exercise, they should make exercise a habit progressively by doing some gentle exercise as part of their daily routine. This page provides various forms of Physical Activity
for the “green age” group to perform at home, or in the outdoors with friends, which can help soothe the body and mind.