Some people say that simple behavior, noble ambition, strong body, harmonious environment, is happy life.
In 2020, a new crown pneumonia epidemic has changed people’s lifestyles and also affected people’s understanding of the concept of healthy living. What kind of living method should we choose? This is a topic we think about and pursue when we experience the epidemic.
Lohas was first proposed by American social scientists to pursue a healthy, self-sufficient and sustainable lifestyle. In the process of human social development, problems such as health decline, spiritual emptiness, alienation, and shortage of resources have gradually appeared, and the concept of LOHAS came into being. Although Lohas is a whole set of concepts introduced from the West, as a healthy concept, a natural, healthy and harmonious life attitude close to the origin of life, it conforms to the values of the Chinese to some extent. Simply put, Lohas is to live happily, not only in pursuit of physical health, but also in the pursuit of spiritual happiness. It is a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
Nowadays, in the context of normalization of epidemic prevention and control, how can we become a Lohas clan?
The sudden epidemic has made people pay more attention to their own health literacy, environmental protection, and more willing to cultivate a positive mental state. Therefore, learning popular science knowledge of health, establishing the concept of healthy life, developing good living habits, maintaining physical health, working efficiently and mentally happy are the courses that we urgently need to add.
The LOHAS philosophy advocates a positive and optimistic life, advocating free creation, and knowing how to love others while loving yourself; being close to nature, protecting the surrounding environment, supporting green eating and simple consumption. Advocating the values of harmony between man and nature and the balanced development of body, mind, and mind, it warns modern people to slow down the pace of life, reduce impetuous actions, and experience a simple, peaceful, slow life.
Does emotion affect a person’s immunity? The answer is yes. Davidson of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his colleagues found that the activity of the prefrontal cortex of the brain is significantly related to human emotions. The active state of the prefrontal cortex of the brain is closely related to human immunity. During the flu epidemic, scientists have found that the more negative a person’s emotions are, the more active the right side of their prefrontal cortex; the more positive a person’s emotions are, the more active the left side of their prefrontal cortex. Those who are more active on the left side of the prefrontal cortex than on the right, or are more optimistic, have higher levels of influenza virus antibodies in their bodies than those who are highly active or negative in the right side of the prefrontal cortex. Therefore, as an individual, maintaining a positive and optimistic mood is not only the correct attitude to respond to the epidemic, but also an important cornerstone of a healthy life.
Good personality qualities such as sincerity, enthusiasm and cheerfulness are the wealth of a person’s life. It prompts us to evaluate ourselves objectively and face all the challenges of life optimistically and bravely. At the same time, when the external conditions are not very friendly, we should also learn to manage emotions, know how to vent bad emotions and express benign emotions.
The Lohas family advocates green and healthy diet and advocates cooking food at home as much as possible; when dining out, priority is given to slow restaurants and vegetarian restaurants; avoiding high-salt, high-oil, and high-sugar foods, choose light meals with a good combination of meat and vegetables; Use public chopsticks and public spoons, special chopsticks for one person or multiple public chopsticks at home; for family meals or group meals, one dish, one chopstick, one soup and one spoon; wash hands carefully before and after meals, and eat quietly, without affecting Others; use plastic bags or disposable chopsticks less or less, and bring non-disposable chopsticks to eat.
Our culture determines the way we eat. We like gatherings and lively. We often make appointments with three or five friends, drink wine, and chat and laugh. From an emotional point of view, relatives and friends can connect at the dinner table, and business cooperation can be achieved in one fell swoop. But from the perspective of food safety, everyone in the audience used their own chopsticks to sandwich the same dish, saliva and bacteria crossed each other, and spit flying in the laughter, creating opportunities for infectious diseases.
The new crown pneumonia epidemic has two sides. People are beginning to realize the dangers of eating wild animals, and many families pay more and more attention to the selection of fresh ingredients, and more and more accept the dietary attitude of Lohas. Cooked food should be separated from raw and cooked. Fruits and vegetables eaten raw should be cleaned or eaten after peeling; meat ingredients should be heated thoroughly to kill bacteria in the food as much as possible. More importantly, food waste is also decreasing, and more people are beginning to reflect on the relationship between humans, food and the environment, and realize that food is hard-won.
Healthy dressing is an important part of a healthy life. In terms of dressing, is cleanliness and comfort important, or fashion and standing? Regardless of whether you like it or not, it is not recommended to choose clothing made of chemical fiber, polyester and other fabrics. The LOHAS family will choose natural cotton, linen and other fabrics.
Clothes should be loose and appropriate, tight clothing is not good for health. For example, a tight shirt neckline or tight tie will affect the normal activities of the cervical spine, which is likely to cause cervical spondylosis, and it is more likely that the brain and eyes will not be adequately supplied with blood to induce carotid sinus syndrome. Too tight stockings will cause venous blood to stagnate near the ankles, which will increase the burden on the heart and may cause heart disease over time. In addition, clothing that is too tight may promote anorexia and be harmful to health.
The concept of Lohas advocates renunciation, understanding oneself by organizing objects, organizing the chaos in the heart, and making life more comfortable.
Home is a place where people can relax. The LOHAS philosophy advocates that health and comfort should be emphasized in the layout, display and selection of household items at home. In terms of home furnishings, natural materials are selected for decoration materials, natural and comfortable materials are selected for sofas and beddings, the colors are fresh and generous, and the overall simple and stylish.
The room often opens windows to ventilate, allowing the home to have an intimate contact with nature. With the doors and windows closed, there will be a lot of carbon dioxide in the air at home, and the oxygen concentration will gradually decrease. Open windows frequently to maintain air circulation, which helps to exhaust the dirty air in the room and ensure sufficient oxygen supply. In a closed environment, air cannot circulate, and germs multiply and multiply, making people infected and sick. Frequent opening of windows for ventilation can replace the turbid air in the room, keep the air fresh, and make the human body feel refreshed. Sunlight and ultraviolet rays in the air can effectively kill germs and purify indoor air. The air quality is the best every day from 9 am to 11 am and from 2 pm to 4 pm. It is most suitable to open windows for ventilation, and the time is preferably not less than half an hour. In addition, it is also very necessary to turn on the range hood when cooking to remove harmful indoor gases in time.
Families with conditions can plant some functional plants indoors. Such as aloe, spider plant, can help absorb formaldehyde. Wisteria is highly resistant to sulfur dioxide, chlorine and hydrogen fluoride, as well as to chromium. Citrus and rosemary can keep indoor air humidity in a better condition. Big leaf and water-loving plants such as radix spp can help maintain indoor air humidity.
The spread of the new coronavirus is closely related to human living environment and lifestyle. This new crown pneumonia epidemic has made us realize that humans must form a civilized, healthy, and green lifestyle through self-restraint and self-discipline, in order to protect themselves, improve the quality of life, and cut off the channels and channels of virus transmission.
Environmental protection is not a matter of overnight, but a behavior that everyone always cares about. The current task of protecting the environment is to restore the ecology and improve the damaged environment. The long-term significance is to promote the coordinated development of mankind and the environment, so that mankind will continue to live on the earth. In daily life, try to choose green travel and use public transportation tools. You can also do some environmental protection activities, such as charity running, mountain climbing and picking up garbage.
During the outbreak of the new crown pneumonia, the movement of people was the first to be restricted. Today, the epidemic has not completely disappeared. Many people are asking: “Can we still travel and go to the place we have longed for?” Poetry and the distance are never absent. Even during the epidemic, the young people who were forced to stay at home have improved their cooking skills. As the cooking skills change, there is also time to communicate with family members. In the circle of friends, what they show off is not a meal, but their understanding of the world, and at the same time the spirit of life of optimism and happiness.
What exactly is Lohas? Some people say that simple behavior, noble ambition, strong body, harmonious environment, is happy life. Perhaps after the epidemic gradually disappeared, we all learned the true wisdom of life.