Getting prepared for Sanfu? Do like the Chinese

Editor:Sharon Lee
Source:嶄忽晩烏
Updated:2017-07-14 11:58:38

  China has entered Toufu yesterday, the first phase of Sanfu. In the Chinese lunar calendar, Sanfu refers to the periods that are predicted to be the hottest days of the year, which are called Toufu, Zhongfu and Mofu.

  Sanfu is between mid-July to mid-August. This year's Sanfu is much longer, lasting from July 12 to August 20.

  Do you get prepared for the hottest days of the year? Here are some tips that might help you to beat the heat.

Getting prepared for Sanfu? Do like the Chinese

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  Receiving Sanfutie

  Sanfutie is a bandage made of traditional Chinese herbal medicine. Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) believe that receiving Sanfutie during the hottest summer days is effective for coughs, asthma and arthritis. And it is a patchwork solution for winter ills in summer.

Getting prepared for Sanfu? Do like the Chinese

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  Eating Toufu Dumplings

  When the dog days come, people tend to lose their appetites. And dumplings can refresh people's feelings toward food. In many parts of China, it's a tradition to have dumplings on the first day of Sanfu. The dumplings have been given a special name -- Toufu Dumplings.

 Getting prepared for Sanfu? Do like the Chinese

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  Eating Lotus Root

  The root of the lotus flower is the perfect food for summer. With its rich nutrition, this white vegetable can improve digestion, increase circulation and balance mood.

 Getting prepared for Sanfu? Do like the Chinese

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  Taking Cool-Natured Food

  Cool-natured food can help relieve the heat of summer. Watermelons and mung bean soup are brilliant choices to get through Sanfu.

 Getting prepared for Sanfu? Do like the Chinese

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  Using Sunscreen Products

  Remember to apply sunscreen products and bring sunshade with you to prevent skin damage.

 Getting prepared for Sanfu? Do like the Chinese

  A woman practices yoga on the bank of a creek in Shuiwei township, Xuyong county, Southwest China's Sichuan province, July 4, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

  Practicing yoga and tai chi

  During Sanfu, you can practice yoga or tai chi to get relaxed. As the Chinese old saying goes, "So long as one keeps calm, one doesn't feel the heat too much".

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