Elderly person taking a half-body bath can help the heart and lungs

Elderly person taking a half-body bath can help the heart and lungs

There is an old saying in China: “The elderly take a bath frequently, it is better to prescribe it.

“But statistics show that nearly 10% -20% of hypertensive elderly people have cerebrovascular disease during bathing every year.

In fact, the crux of the accident did not lie in the bath itself, but in the wrong way.

Recently, studies in Japan and South Korea may indicate that elderly people are the most suitable for taking a “half bath.”

  The so-called “half-body bath” refers to soaking the lower part of the belly button when taking a bath.

Japanese health experts point out that the elderly should take a “half-body bath” within 30 minutes and the water temperature should be around 37 ° C.

Because the blood that bleeds from the heart can return to the heart after circulating in the body within 1 minute.

If soaked in warm water for 30 minutes, the blood can circulate 30 times in the body, which helps to enhance the elasticity of blood vessels, improve heart beat and lung respiratory function.

  Another benefit of taking a half body bath is that it can fully stimulate the lower limbs and acupuncture points and reflex areas such as the feet, lower legs, etc., speed up metabolism and regulate the whole body.

For example, the Yongquan and Taichong points of the feet have the effect of nourishing the kidney and protecting the liver after being subjected to warm stimulation.

Soaking for a while not only relieves fatigue, but also turns toxins into sweat.

  Bai Yu, a professor of the Center for Cerebrovascular Disease Prevention and Treatment of the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University School of Medicine, pointed out that taking a half-body bath is safer and healthier for the elderly.

Many elderly people are now used to showering for convenience.

However, bathing can alleviate sore muscles and fatigue, and at the same time, the elderly have poor balance ability. Bathing can avoid hidden dangers such as falls.

Even if spraying, the elderly can focus on lower body, such as abdomen, calves, feet, etc.

In this way, the power of water flow can be used to shrink and penetrate and massage, and promote blood circulation.

  Xiao Zhenyu, an expert from the China Center for Aging Science, told reporters that water temperatures above 42 ° C may increase blood pressure, heart rate, hypertension, arteriosclerosis and diabetes in the elderly, so pay extra attention to water temperature.

He also reminded that the elderly should take a short rest before taking a bath when they are full and saturated, and after a lot of exercise or labor.