How Koreans take care of their health. It's effective, but a little weirdPictolic
A girl named Jean more than once delighted users of Peekaboo with its fascinating stories about life in South Korea. This time she decided to share how local care about your health. And, as it turned out, they do it quite strange...
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Stretched and pounded himself
Koreans like to stretch and do some stretches they can be anywhere: in the office, at the bus stop and even on the plane... in other words, where they have to sit a long time. They believe that in such cases, the bad blood circulates through the vessels.
The inscription on the picture: face, everything.
You can easily see Koreans in the plane, which are at the tail of the salon and doing stretching. And Koreans love massage and do it in different ways. Many people buy such devices with weights on the end as in the picture to the right to massage, beating yourself out there-there-there-there. A very popular special pieces to massage the neck, shoulders, and face (picture in the middle).
Among Korean grandparents circulated interesting way to massage a tree. To observe this in the Park. When they walk in the Park, especially getting near the tree begin to sway and hitting him back.
Go to the mountains
In Korea, so many mountains that surround you almost everywhere. Even in the center of Seoul, there is a mountain. Almost all the mountains there is a track for recovery. Koreans can't imagine nature without the mountains and often, especially on weekends, go there. Young people often walks alone or with friends, and older people who are 40-60 years — doing it in groups. On weekends they go to the mountains away from the city, renting a large bus for 20-30 people. Even the elderly after retirement are climbing. Sometimes I hurt when I'm choking in the middle of the lift, and beside me, older people quietly go.
In fact, climbing is a very good charging and rewarding hobby, and it is necessary to eat there because the energy is spent, but the drinks there are very dangerous to health. There were many cases when the census of the people injured during the descent, so in 2018 drinkers people in the mountains fine.
Many Koreans believe that it is possible to be healthy simply by taking the right food. A very popular red ginseng products with lactobacilli, bell, juice from any fruit, plants and so on. And two more things from Russia to Korea, is also popular: it is chaga and the horns of a deer. Recently become popular berries of black chokeberry (Aronia). People think they are good for eyes and help reduce pressure.
Once these products cost on the market in Korea is very expensive. For example, 2 years ago 1 kg chokeberry sold for 2000 rubles. I even imported from Poland, and then began to grow.
Health care continues in office. My colleagues in the boxes there are all sorts of vitamins, useful products that help to improve the immunity level. For example, a colleague who used to drinking alcohol, taking a nutritional Supplement for the liver. The employee, who has a little hair takes funds from hair loss.
Take care of your teeth
In Korea, kindergarten is usually taught how to brush your teeth, and forced the children to bring a toothbrush and toothpaste to brush your teeth after lunch. The same thing happened in the first grade in school. But to brush your teeth or not — it's actually a voluntary decision. Young Koreans are so used to care for their teeth. The schools also often provide training on the topic of dental care.
We say that there are 5 components of happiness (오복). One of them is to eat well. And in order to eat well, you need healthy teeth. Accordingly, another one of the 5 components of happiness — they're teeth. To chew with my teeth until the death — this is happiness! Another reason why a great attention is paid to the teeth — this is the price for dental services. It is very expensive, and so people try to take good care of teeth.
Acupressure historically came from China. Acupressure is a method of treatment and prevention of diseases through massage or pressure on specific points on the body. The Koreans are very fond of this method of treatment, and often encourage hands or feet to remove the pain and improve the condition.
We love to torturing her feet. Korean Park you can see a special stone paths. Koreans walking on the tracks without shoes back and forth in order to relieve fatigue. Of course, it hurt, but at the same time fun.
There is another Slippers with embedded stones (picture right). I bought these and go to work on them. Since I always sit at the table, I feel that I have bad blood circulating in legs. With the help of these Slippers I'm trying to avoid swelling of the legs.
When I lived in Russia almost never saw people in masks, and in Korea, people often wear them. Koreans, especially older people wear masks when cold, to protect the respiratory system. Of course, they put on masks when sick. In the last few years was especially a lot of fine dust, which periodically brings out the industrial regions of China. This is a very big problem, and so when the forecast suggests that it will be bad air, many Koreans wear masks.
There is another use of masks. Sometimes girls wear them just to hide your face without makeup.