November 1, 2010

China’s old folks are really healthy!!!

Location: Tian Tan, Beijing, China(39° 52′ 56.07″ N, 116° 24′ 23.29″ E)
Date: 18 October 2010, 9.10am
Camera: Canon 500D with Sigma 17-70/f2.8-4.5

I am always amazed by how healthy the elderlies of China are. Whether in the rural farming areas or in the cities, the majority of the elder folks in China are generally very healthy and mobile. I supposed the cause of this in the rural areas is the laborious nature of their life in the farms while in the cities, the reason is their devotion to exercises of all sorts. In fact in the cities, one can always see the residents exercising in the parks in the mornings and evenings. A popular exercise is of course, taiji; but it is by no means limited to that. Some of the more popular exercises/sports are dancing, badminton and the various forms of light martial arts.

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