Common sense of health preservation in autumn

author: Neo
Common sense of health preservation in autumn
1. The climate is dry, and the diet should nourish yin and moisten the lungs

After the beginning of autumn, autumn dryness also follows. In addition, the lack of water in the human body will lead to dry skin, dry mouth and dry lips, sore throat and other conditions. But this is also the best time to moisten the lung and reduce dryness. The basic principle of autumn diet should be "nourishing yin and moistening the lung". You can eat more sesame, walnut, glutinous rice, carrot, shepherd's purse, etc., which can play a role in nourishing yin, moistening the lung and nourishing blood; You should eat less ginger, garlic, scallions, peppers and other spicy foods to avoid wasting yin blood and body fluid and aggravating the feeling of dry lips.

2. The lung qi is strong, so it is better to eat more acid

3. Autumn is the best time to eat sour food. Acid belongs to wood, autumn belongs to gold, and gold combs wood. In fact, it means that the lungs are strong in autumn, which may kill the liver wood. The sour taste into the liver is the right taste of the liver. At this time, it should be used to nourish the liver. Therefore, autumn is the most wood scarce season, so you can eat more sour things. Such as apples, pomegranates, grapes, mangoes, cherries, grapefruit, lemons, hawthorn, tomatoes, etc., can astringe the lung qi.

3. Prevent autumn dryness and replenish more moisture

In autumn, people should pay attention to replenishing water in time to prevent skin roughness, wrinkles and itching caused by dry weather in autumn. Generally, in autumn, you should drink more than 500ml of water every day than in other seasons to maintain the normal wetness of the lungs and respiratory tract. You can also "suck" water into the respiratory tract indirectly by pouring warm water into a cup and inhaling it with your nose at the mouth of the cup for 10 minutes each time, 2-3 times a day.

4. Prevent pharyngitis with proper temperature and humidity

Dry weather is a major cause of pharyngitis, so it is very important to ensure the freshness and wetness of indoor air. The dry air in the room, too cold and too hot can affect the defense function of the pharyngeal mucosa, causing dysfunction, abnormal sensation of the pharynx, and chronic pharyngitis. In autumn, it is most comfortable to keep the room temperature at about 20 ℃. We often say "warm as spring", that is, the average temperature of about 20 ℃ is most suitable for human body.

5. Dry skin, use less degreasing soap in bath

Due to the dry climate in autumn, the skin is prone to itching due to lack of water. In particular, some elderly people have dry skin due to low secretion of their own sebaceous glands. Scratches and blood scabs can be seen when scratching. Ordinary people should drink more water in autumn. People with dry skin should not take a bath too long in autumn, the water temperature should not be too high, and the interval should not be too close. Try to avoid rubbing bath, and try not to use degreasing soap and medicated soap. After bathing, you should use moisturizer to moisturize your skin.

6. Sleeping should be guaranteed in spring and autumn

As summer passes and autumn comes, the climate changes from hot to cool and pleasant. At this time, our bodies have an unspeakable sense of fatigue, which is often called "autumn fatigue". Sleep is an important way to eliminate physical fatigue. Try to sleep for an extra hour every day. It is best to fall asleep before 10pm. Go to bed early and get up early so as to enter the "preparation" state of preventing autumn fatigue in advance. In addition, it is also necessary to take a proper nap, which is conducive to resolving the feeling of distress, especially for the elderly, who should "sleep when sleepy".