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Chinese Fitness. -Sweatin’ it in the East- By (CB) 2. By Mike Feldman & Brandon Boldt . What’s on the Menu. Diet Exercise Routine Physical Labor. Diet. Many Vegetables and Legumes (even during breakfast) Significantly less dairy and beef

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sweatin it in the east by cb 2

Chinese Fitness

-Sweatin’ it in the East-

By (CB)2

what s on the menu
What’s on the Menu
  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Routine Physical Labor
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Diet
  • Many Vegetables and Legumes (even during breakfast)
  • Significantly less dairy and beef
  • Not as many sweets (most candy comes from America)
  • Well-rounded diet including animals and rice
diet cont
Diet Cont.
  • Food is minced into small portions before serving
  • Smaller plates make for smaller servings
  • “Saucy Susan” is utilized, presenting the eater with a broad spectrum of food groups including animals and rice
  • Chopsticks more tedious to use than fork --> less food therefore consumed
diet cont6
Diet Cont…
  • Food cooked in Soy oils rather than animal oils or rice oils
  • Very few midday/between meal snacks
exercise
Exercise
  • Healthy physical conditioning considered important
  • Government Ministry of Health and State Physical Culture Administration stresses the importance of exercise
  • Provincial government and committees encourage exercise and use of town squares to work out
  • Companies stress mandatory exercise for employees
exercise cont
Exercise Cont.
  • Fitness is stressed in schools and physical activities such as martial arts and basketball are taught
  • Schools specializing in Martial Arts (Shaolin School) and gymnastics exist
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Exercise Cont…
  • Each city contains a square or location where routine morning and evening exercises exist
  • Exercises in the square include but are not limited to…
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  • FAN DANCING!
  • TAI CHI!
  • BASKETBALL!
  • BALLROOM DANCING!
exercise cont11
Exercise Cont….
  • While exercising Chinese maintain customs, such as fan dancing and Tai Chi
  • In America Chinese exercises like Tai Chi have grown in popularity
  • Chinese work ethic
  • Practicality of working out
daily routine
Daily Routine
  • Manual labor in nearly all sectors of work
  • Production in factories done by hand
  • Bicycles used to commute
daily routine cont
Daily Routine Cont.
  • Chopsticks burn more calories per meal than calories burned per meal by a fork
obesity
Obesity
  • Not all Chinese are skinny
  • As of 2002 about 18% of China suffer from obesity
  • Heart problems now plague China
  • Obesity especially prominent in children
obesity cont
Obesity Cont.
  • Cause of Obesity is likely Westernization of the Chinese diet
  • Dairy, beef, and especially sweets are consumed like never before
obesity cont16
Obesity Cont.
  • Chinese Ministry of Health and Public Health Service Committees are attacking obesity as it is a real threat
    • Free medical evaluations
    • Declare 2001 a “health year”
    • Fat farms
miscellaneous factors
Miscellaneous Factors
  • For an American or a foreigner, Dysentery will hit causing dehydration, loss of appetite, and weight loss
  • The Chinese believe that “milk is for babies”Yin, which is why Chinese people have leaner muscles and are not as large as other cultures
miscellaneous factors cont
Miscellaneous Factors Cont.
  • (Yin is large because he loves Cheese)
  • Chopsticks, although fun to use, are more difficult than forks, allowing for increased calories burned per meal, and less food administered per capita