This wheel of health is based on the ancient wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Let’s break it down to each month.
January- Tonify the Kidneys and Cold Protection
Health Focuses: Walking, jogging, and dresswarm.
Diet: Eat more foods that have a warm nature, such as lamb, beef, chicken, yam, and jujube dates. Dark color foods such as black beans, sesame seeds,andchestnuts are very tonic to the kidneys.
February – Raise the Yang Energy and Prepare for the Spring
Health Focuses: Get up early and ensure adequate hydration.
Diet: Eat more foods that help release the Yang energy, such as onions, parsley, cilantro, peanuts, leeks, and shrimps, etc. Limit spicy foods and eat foods that have a less sour taste.
March – Nourish the Liver
Health Focuses: Get up early, enjoy hiking and other outdoor activities to boost the energy in your liver.
Diet: Enjoy some naturally sweet foods, such as goji berries, yam, and foods with a green color that help boost the energy in the liver, such as leeks, spinach, and other seasonal vegetables. Eat foods with a sour taste in moderation, such as tomatoes and oranges.
April – Balance the Yin and Yang Energy
Health Focuses: Balance your mood, enjoy hiking and other outdoor activities.
Diet: Eat more seasonal foods such as dark leafy vegetables and fresh fruits. Limit spicy and greasy foods, and avoid overeating.
May – Strengthen Your Heart
Health Focuses: Maintain a positive attitude, avoid emotional stress that can affect your heart.
Diet: Enjoy the foods with the red color and cold nature that can benefit your heart, such as red cabbages, tomatoes, and celeries, etc. Limit hot and spicy foods.
June – Improve Your Physical Stamina
Health Focuses: Get up early and exercise regularly.
Diet: Enjoy the foods that help cleanse your body, such as fresh herbs, vegetables,and seasonal fruits. Limit spicy and greasy foods.
July –Strengthen the Yang Energy
Health Focuses: Ensure adequate sleep, improve indoor ventilation, pay attention to food hygiene, prevent heatstroke, and drink more water.
Diet: Enjoy a light diet. Eat more green leafy vegetables and seasonal fruits. Limit spicy and greasy foods.
August – Prevent the Heat Strokes and Increase Inner Calmness
Health Focuses: Go to bed early and get up early, prepare for the “autumn tigers.” This is the time to focus on your spiritual health, bringing inner peace and joy to your life.
September – Soothe the Lungs
Health Focuses: Maintain your emotional well-being and enjoy outdoor activities.
Diet: Enjoy more foods with the white color that can nurture your lungs, such as melon, cucumber, radish, pear, garlic, etc.
October – Nurture your Yin Energy
Health Focuses: Autumn is the time to nurture your Yin energy and focus on your emotional health.
Diet: Enjoy more foods that can nourish your lungs and improve your Yin energy, such as sesame seeds, honey, chicken, fish, etc. Limit spicy foods.
November – Protect Your Yang Energy
Health Focuses: Recharge your energy, go to bed early and get up late to ensure adequate sleep. Dress warm.
Diet: Eat more foods that have a warm nature, such as beef, lamb, ginger, etc., and eat less food that hasa cold nature, such as seafood.
December – Tonify the Body
Health Focuses: Balance the dynamic and static forces in your daily activities with meditation and yoga.
Diet: Enjoy more tonic foods, such as lamb, beef, black beans, sesame seeds, and goji berries, etc. Limit cold food and drinks.
I hope you enjoy this health calendar. What are your health tips? Please share with us.
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