乾淨的水、食物、和空氣

清潔的水

*只在一些地方
  1. *使用透過淨水器的水,然後開水。淨水器要定期換
  2. *要求您當地的自來水公司來您的家免費得檢查水品質
  3. *外出用餐時,避免有冰塊的飲料
  4. 杯子洗好了以後要漂洗 (不要留洗滌液)
  5. 杯子要蓋起來
  6. 不要把熱的液體倒入容器除非塑膠可耐熱
  7. 避免含bpa的塑膠瓶子或杯子
  8. 冷的自來水再可以喝或使用做飯。熱的自來水平常透過了不乾淨的锅炉
  9. 如果水龍頭一段時間沒開了,開了以後先等一下再用水
  10. 危險廢物要給危險廢物收集中心。別把有毒的化學物倒在水盆或地上

乾淨的食物

  1. 選素的有機的食物
  2. 食物要洗乾淨
  3. 食物不要直接放在地上
  4. 如果食物要放久一點或者有人會掃地請把食物蓋起來或封起來
  5. 如果會吃魚的話最好選水銀量低的一種
  6. 不要一邊開車或走大馬路旁邊一邊吃東西
  7. 避免使用免洗快與塑膠的工具
  8. 避免用塑膠餐具盛裝熱食,除非確定它可耐熱也不含BPA。 不要把塑膠放進微波爐,除非確定是可耐微波的
  9. 碗盤與餐具洗好了以後要漂洗 (不要留洗滌液)
  10. 清潔碗盤與桌子時,使用不同的清潔工具

清潔的空氣

  1. 不要抽煙
  2. 使用環保交通工具例如電動車與自行車 (別用汽油機車)
  3. 如果非用汽油車不可,儘量停車熄火
  4. 種樹,盡量多跟樹木 一起
  5. 走或跑在公園, 鄉村, 或離大馬路很遠
  6. 儘量多在高的地方比如高的樓層或山上
  7. 記得保持通風;尤其是使用化學清潔劑,膠水和油漆的時候
  8. 若在大馬路旁邊,把門跟窗戶關起來(尤其是您在低樓層的時候或尖峰時刻的時候)
  9. 室內可使用植物、花及空氣清淨器來淨化空氣
  10. 掃地時慢慢掃或者用有蓋子的畚斗

建議給各國政府

大部分的國家需要更多:

  1. 行人專用區(沒有汽車或摩托車的地方)
  2. 禁令汽油機車的政策
  3. 環保的車
  4. 環保交通基礎設施
  5. 公眾交通基礎設施
  6. 停車熄火活動
  7. 寬的安全的自行車道
  8. 寬的人行道
  9. 樹木
  10. 綠色能源的投資

身心健康: 兩全其美

您的身體健康的確重要,可是為了心理健康我們不要太刻意要求完美,不要龜毛。如果能關心身體健康同時了解不用執著的道理那就能達到身心健康。

一個言語是說 『跟一個小孩子牽手,他會給你看怎麼走』。我覺得成年人比較會小心,小孩比較會開心。每次您罵小孩因為她不夠小心您可想他回復說『自在』。小孩也有負面的情緒可是他們能很快恢復因為他們活在當下。不用擔心過去未來是他們教我們的課。紀律嚴明不是擔心過去未來, 紀律是從當下做你應該做的事。  

希望您會利用或分享這葉提供的健康的建議與技巧,同時希望您會記得開闊眼界, 顧全大局, 放下,保持信心。完美主義一點都不完美。不要擔心小事,要養成一些好的習慣讓您整個生活方向好一點。好不好!

Clean Water, Food & Air

Clean water   

*Advisable in some places only

  1. *Use water filters and then boil water. Change the filters on time.
  2. *Arrange a free check of your water quality by contacting your local water supplier.
  3. *Avoid ice cubes in drinks when eating out.
  4. Wash cups well and rinse washing up liquid off the cups.
  5. Keep cups covered.
  6. Don’t put hot liquid into plastic containers unless they’re heat resistant.
  7. Avoid plastic bottles or cups with BPA.
  8. Use only cold water from the tap for drinking and cooking. Hot water has usually been through the boiler which may be unclean or leach chemicals.
  9. If taps have not been used for a while, then briefly run the water before filling your container.
  10. Take hazardous waste to a hazardous waste collection center. Do not dump toxic chemicals down the drain or on the ground.

Clean food

  1. Eat organic vegetarian food.
  2. Wash food well with clean water.
  3. Don’t put food on the ground.
  4. Cover food if left standing or if sweeping.
  5. If you eat fish then choose fish with lower lower mercury levels (usually lower on the food chain).
  6. Don’t eat as you walk by busy roads or drive.
  7. Avoid disposable utensils like throw-away chopsticks and plastic cutlery.
  8. Don’t use plastic with hot food unless heat proof. Don’t put plastic into microwave ovens unless microwave safe.
  9. Rinse washing up liquid off cups and plates.
  10. Use separate cloths for cleaning dishes and surfaces.

Clean air

  1. Don’t smoke.
  2. Use cleaner transport such as electric vehicles or bicycles (don’t use petrol scooters).
  3. Turn off your engine when you stop (avoid idling your engine).
  4. Plant trees and be around trees.
  5. Walk or run in parks, the countryside, or away from busy roads.
  6. Go high up above ground level. Go to a higher floor in your building, hike up a mountain.
  7. Maintain good ventilation: especially when using chemical-based cleaners, glues and paints. Open a window or use an extractor fan.
  8. Close doors and windows if you’re by a busy road (especially at rush hour and if you live on the ground floor).
  9. Use an air purifier and/or put plants indoors.
  10. Sweep carefully and slowly using a covered pan.

Author’s opinion

Advice for Governments on how to achieve cleaner air

Generally speaking in most countries we need more:

  1. pedestrian areas (with no cars or scooters)
  2. bans on petrol scooters
  3. clean vehicles
  4. green transport infrastructure
  5. public transport infrastructure
  6. stop engine idling campaigns
  7. wide sidewalks
  8. wide and protected bike lanes
  9. trees
  10. investment in green renewable energy

The Physical & Mental Health Balance

Taking care is often important for our physical health, but mental health often requires a more carefree outlook. So the art of living well is being careful, caring yet carefree. Having love without attachment.  A quote I once read goes, “Take a child by the hand, they will show you the way.”  I believe adults are often better at the ‘careful’ and children at the ‘carefree’. Every time you shout to a child, ‘Be careful!’ you can imagine them shouting back at you ‘Be carefree!’ Children often experience negative emotions and then recover swiftly because they’re such complete experts at living in the moment. To stop worrying about the past and future, is one of the great lessons they teach us. Mental slavery is worrying about the past. Discipline is doing the right thing from now on.

By all means use and share the various health tips outlined above, but always remember the value in simply broadening your outlook to see the big picture, the value of letting it be, of not worrying about stuff, and of having faith. Perfectionism is anything but perfect. So don’t sweat the small stuff, just create good habits so that overall you’re going in the right direction.

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