By Sun Jiejing
With vigorous chopsticks dance and rhythmic dumbbell exercise and so forth, the Hongkou Health Promotion Series of Shanghai Healthy Lifestyle Week in 2017 was unveiled at Liangcheng Park on September 1.
With lively rhythms and simple motions, the dumbbell exercise, compiled by the Health Self-management Group of Quyang Road Sub-district, aroused quite a lot of audiences’ interest on the site. After preliminary performance, some audiences came forward to do the exercise with performers on the stage. Mrs. Yang complimented that the exercise relaxed her shoulders so much and she felt much better afterwards.
It is understood that the self-compiled dumbbell exercise has four sections, which fully exercises arms, waist and vertebra by couples of repetitive motions. For the sake of middle-aged people and elder ones, the Group shows solicitude for knee protection while compiling it. Zhang Guohua, a member of the Group, says, “Considering that the elder’s knees may be inelastic on some level, we improve the exercise for alleviating knees’ pressure by dismissing some motions like deeply squatting and lunges.”
The dumbbell exercise is self-compiled while the dumbbells are self-made moreover. Zhang says that those materials making dumbbells are from health gift packs sent by the Shanghai Municipal Government last year. It is able to arise up different fitting effects when filling water, rice or sands into disused mineral water bottles. “It has certain weight when the surface of stuff filled in bottle is about 10 centimeters away from the bottle mouth, which is easy to make. Besides, it’s environmental-protection.”
Organized by the District Patriotic Health Campaign Committee Office, the exhibition and appraisal of blackboard newspapers themed with health was held on the very day. 24 works selected from 8 sub-districts were sent for appraisal collectively.
It is learnt that during the week, Hongkou will aim to promote citizens’ health consciousnesses through organizing to visit Jinlongyu Nutrition & Health Experience Museum and arranging performances like singing competition themed with no smoking and healthy cuisine cooking competition.