Attitudes Toward Health in China

The focus in China is on prevention—meaning to plan your lifestyle around healthy habits. That’s why early in the morning you may find many older Chinese outside exercising using the graceful, poetic movements of Tai Chi to insure health and longevity.  

Meanwhile, behavior shows the old attitudes toward preventative health eroding. More than three hundred million Chinese smoke American cigarettes and obesity is a growing epidemic in China as it is in the United States.

Shanghai McDonald's

How could obesity not be a problem since the Chinese are having a love affair with American fast food? China loves most things American. McDonalds and Domino’s Pizza are considered gourmet restaurants and can easily be found in China’s cities.

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Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of the concubine saga, My Splendid Concubine & Our Hart. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too. 

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6 Responses to Attitudes Toward Health in China

  1. […] What is the Chinese attitude toward health […]

  2. I have to say no. If I translated this Webite into Italian, then someone might request German, French, Russian, Japanese… Instead of writing, I’d be spending hours translating. Then there would have to be a Website for each language. Time management would be a challenge. Sorry {:o(

  3. Outstanding information !! I want to apply for a teaching position in China and am trying to look for some additional business.

    • What do you mean by additional business?

      Also, here are two books written by Americans who went to China to teach English.

      “The Last Days of Old Beijing” by Michael Meyer This is a memoir and he includes his experiences teaching English to Chinese children.
      ISBN 978-0-8027-1652-1

      “China: Portrait of a People” by Tom Carter. (Ican’t find my copy or I would include the ISBN) Tom taught English in China for several years, then he went on an Odyssey (a walk-about) for two years to capture China with his camera. This book, which is listed on Amazon but won’t release until June/July 2010, captures China’s heart and soul. Tom has a blog and a Website that may help in your quest to learn more about China.

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