春季保健,从好好喝水说起…

春天来临,鲜花盛开,鸟儿鸣叫,许多人计划在面对严冬的阴霾后,打扫屋子,使之焕然一新。为了即将到来的季节,人们会对自己的家进行清洁,整理,装修。

尽管这似乎是一个令人畏惧的任务,但其实并不是非要如此。许多人一间房一间房打扫,深层次的清洗冬季忽略的地方,整理和清理杂物。还有些人把物品分类,比如赠予、储藏、闲置或丢弃,以便于管理。他们通常是在整理后,将这些东西捐赠给慈善机构或者义卖。

寒冬已过,除了室内的清洁,室外的清洁同样重要。春天的季节性家务活包括清洁庭院家具,遮阳棚和窗子。春天的其他准备工作通常包括维修工程,如重新铺设车道和检查室外建筑是否受损。也有与草坪相关的项目,如收集掉落的枝条和清除那些不能存活的植物。对于很多人来说,春季大扫除过程有两个方面:增加生活乐趣和延长植物寿命。

但是,今天,在漫长的冬季之后迎接春天的清洁习惯,已经超越了清洗和保持室内和室外的杂物,而成为一种习惯。该计划已经推广到检查和更换供水系统等新的做法,以确保饮用水的清洁。对于大多数人来说,健康的生活是第一要务,水是主要的营养来源。适量补水,能保持身体健康,远离健康隐患。除饮用水外,烹调、清洁和其他日常生活也需要用到水。

Hines China明白水健康的重要性。无论是国际公司,当地公司,还是时尚设计公司,通过水福来的Billi水过滤系统提供清洁饮用水,可以在早茶、咖啡或下午享用到美味的水。客户表示,过滤饮用水系统是他们办公室的优质解决方案,可根据需要提供冷热水。这样可以提供清洁健康的饮用水,避免办公室使用塑料瓶,改用可重复使用的杯子,更有利于可持续发展。

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国际WELL 建筑研究院(IWBI) 致力于通过建成环境改善人居健康与舒适度。WELL是一套注重建筑环境中人的健康和福祉的系统。。由于水的质量是 WELL评级框架的支柱之一, Billi很自然地成为了清洁饮用水解决方案的专业成员

当春天来临时,除了洗漱和整理房间外,还要养成新的习惯,同时要考虑到清洁饮水和健康的重要性。春天的扫除给我们带来了保护自身健康的机会,清洁的水也是保持健康的好办法。愿您度过幸福健康的春天!

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水福来净化设备成立于2003年,为客户提供了一套优质的饮用水系统,旨在提升客户的健康品质。我公司为客户在资源供应,安装,维修等方面的优质服务而感到自豪。本公司可根据不同的水质处理方法提供多种解决方案,仅供生产更纯净的饮用水。

主要优势

•经济性
与桶装水相比,水福来每年可以为你节省50%~70%的费用。

•健康性
RO反渗透膜可过滤大多数杂质,尤其是细菌、重金属等杂质。与蒸相比,保留矿物质是一种更健康的选择。不含铁,铜,杀虫剂,双氧化合物和重金属,与以前相比,味道更鲜美。

•环境性
相对于桶装水,水福来净化设备在运输成本、包装和生产环节都有较大的节省。

•节省空间
不需要像桶装水那样大量消耗你的宝贵存储空间。

•省时省力省钱
安装了我们的系统,就无需预订,购买桶装水。我公司工程师将负责所有的维修工作,节省你的时间和开支。

•可信任
水福来净化设备每年为您提供全面的维修服务。经过培训的工程师会主动问你是否需要维修,每年至少更换滤芯三次。全天候的热线也能满足您的需求。

水福来净化设备的服务遍及中国大陆、香港及澳门。公司不仅注重业务,更注重个人市场,而且在服务质量上两者保持一致。

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牛年原地过年,水福来祝您牛年平安!

每年年前的最后一个工作日,水福来都会组织一次聚餐,与以往在酒店聚餐不同,因为疫情,今年我们也“就地过年”!

新春即将来临,当每个人都忙于准备年货时,很容易忘记这是继圣诞节和新年后的第三个节日。仅隔几周,许多人就把新年的新希望抛之脑后,如持续健身、养生和多花些时间在兴趣爱好上。特别是今年,再加上近期疫情有所反复,相对于回家过年,政府更鼓励大家留在原地。尽管今年过节的方式不太一样,但是在家里也可以过一个快乐的春节。

所以保持身体和精神健康非常重要,春节的气氛不会因为疫情而受影响。相反地,这是一个让人们重新调整身心和精神状态的机会。关注“自我”,尤其是身体、心理和精神的健康。

合理膳食

要想身体健康,心情愉快,就需要注意饮食和锻炼。满桌的美食让心里的罪恶感天人交战,但不妨用更健康的食物如坚果来代替甜食,少喝饮料来降低热量,这样更容易控制饮食。小零食可以帮助你保持良好的饮食习惯,所以偶尔放纵一下也是不错哦!

适量运动

除节食外,锻炼身体也很重要。不管是跑步,拳击,还是瑜伽,有规律的运动将使你在春节期间更容易坚持。很多这些活动可以在家完成。家务劳动是日常锻炼的一部分。如假期前可以打扫卫生,除尘,吸尘,擦洗可以提高心率,锻炼手臂和腿部。可以一边做家务一边听舞曲或者来一段尊巴会更加有趣。

适量的运动对心理健康也有好处。太极拳结合拉伸与正念,增强平衡,增强耐力。通过冥想和呼吸的控制,气功加强了心灵、身体和精神的联系。除增强灵活性和肌力外,它还有助于缓解紧张和焦虑。这些方法都不太需要特殊的设备,在家里可以轻松实现。

平衡心态

重视心理健康,是保持身心健康的另一重要方面。尽管这些能量是看不见的,但是它可以帮助人们重新调整自己,促进整体的健康和幸福。一些很简单的激发情感体验的方法就是参与一些令人精神振奋的活动。这一切可以在家里完成,比如和久违的老朋友联系,做自己喜欢的事情,比如读书,做饭。

在家过一个快乐健康的春节

合理膳食、积极锻炼、平衡心态

水福来祝你在牛年 幸福 快乐 吉祥

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「没事多喝水,多喝水没事」

不管是控制饮食量,消除糖分和碳水化合物,还是在固定的时间进食,不论哪种方式,洁净的饮用水是重要的。

水除了良好的营养和运动外,对消化和排毒是不可少的。它有助于排除毒素,将营养物质输送到细胞,防止脱水,这是健康“享瘦”所需要的。此外,它有助于身体代谢和燃烧脂肪。因为它不含卡路里、脂肪或胆固醇,而且钠含量低。

但,水到底是如何成为“享瘦”工具呢?

代谢脂肪是肝脏的主要功能。由于肝脏在帮助肾脏发挥功能的时候不能达到较佳状态,所以身体脂肪被消化的更少,储存的更多。如果没有足够的水分,肝脏就不能生产并较有效地分解脂肪,导致脂肪储存在体内,导致体重增加。当身体得不到足够的水分时,它会保留并储存水分。当身体获得足够的水供应时,它就会释放它所持有的水,因为已经没有理由储存它了。因此,要“享瘦”降脂,需要大量的洁净水来维持肾脏和肝脏的功能。

到底需要喝多少水才足够呢?

研究表明,成人每天至少喝八杯水(一杯约200~250毫升)是保持健康的条件之一。饮食管理和运动时,需要更多的水来补充运动时流失的水分。重要的是,它应该是纯净水。虽然咖啡、茶、果汁和其他饮料主要由水组成,但人体需要纯净的水来充分补充水份,排除体内毒素。尿液的颜色是身体水合作用的理想指标。颜色越浅,水分就越多;颜色越深,水分就越少。

除了健康“享瘦”外,喝干净水对健康的好处远不止补水和“享瘦”。水在整体健康中起着关键作用,因为它有助于身体中每个细胞、组织和器官的功能运作。研究报告说,人们可以在没有食物的情况下生活数周,但只能在没有水的状态下生存几天,因为人体大约有60%的水分。此外,脱水对人的身体和精神都有影响。良好的水合作用是能量、耐力和记忆力的燃料,也能拥有较健康、快乐的生活。

当人们为了个人“享瘦”、营养和整体健康而增加水的摄入量时,人们也应该意识到水对环境的影响。大量的消费性塑料,如塑料水瓶,每天都在污染土地及海洋环境,并损害原本良好的水源和水质。通过做好回收、减少制造垃圾、使用较少包装的产品,并选择可重复使用的商品,不只人们可以保持良好的健康,地球也能一起长久共存!

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处处闻啼鸟,环境知多少?

鸟类日是一个相对较新的纪念鸟类的日子。它由Avian Welfare Coalition于2002年创立,在每年1月5日举行纪念活动,主旨是提高人们对这些动物所面临的困境和困难的认识。每年,数以百万计的鸟类被从野外捕获或圈养以获取商业利益。他们被迫在不符合他们生理本能和行为需求的条件下生活。

许多人喜欢去野外赏鸟,因为他们的美丽的外表及繁多的种类,但由于非法的动物交易、疾病和栖息地的丧失,如今已有些种类濒临灭绝。而狭小且设施简陋的养鸟场,也是罪魁祸首之一。

目前已知的鸟类有9000多种,它们往往是了解环境状态和生态系统的宝贵指标。鸟类长期以来一直被认为是重点物种,因为它们的存在会影响其他动植物。例如,啄木鸟留下的洞经常被其他动物当作庇护所。正如啄木鸟依赖某些树木一样,这些树木也依赖它们的啄食。

鸟类也有助于维持其猎物和掠食者的数量水平。即使它们死了,它们也为食腐为主的动物提供食物。此外,鸟类为许多寄生虫提供了重要的资源,包括吃自己羽毛上的虱子或苍蝇,以及植物种子或螨虫跨区域甚至是跨国家的传播。

鸟类除了在生态系统的运作中发挥关键作用外,还影响了人类的健康、经济和粮食生产。研究表明,鸟类每年吃掉数百万吨昆虫。在我国,小白腰雨燕大部分的营养成分摄取是来自农业害虫。在美洲,黄昏雀有助于控制云杉蚜虫的爆发。在欧洲,鸟巢被用来控制害虫。能帮助植物传递花粉的鸟类,如蜂鸟,在高海拔和炎热的气候中具有重要地位。在南非,一些由鸟类授粉的植物被用作食物和药物。

鸟类还能通过维持森林、沼泽和草原等栖息地的平衡来改变景观,它们储存碳、氧化空气和将污染物转化为营养物质所必需的。鸟类也是保持地球健康的使者。由于它们分布广泛,对环境变化反应迅速,为气候变化等问题提供了预警信号。

鸟类在自然环境、生态系统和人类健康方面发挥着重要作用,我们能通过提高对鸟类及其栖息地的认知,以确保它们的得以继续生存。

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The Tradition of New Year’s Resolutions

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Once everyone is done with their year-end reflection for the year that is ending, it is time to look ahead to the year that is about to start. Besides festive countdown parties, the iconic ball drop at Times Square in New York, fireworks, and champagne toasts, for many people welcoming in the New Year means creating New Year’s resolutions. This is because the beginning of the year offers a clean slate and the opportunity to start fresh. So what is behind resolutions and why are they so important?

The tradition of New Year’s resolutions dates back centuries, even before the emperor Julius Caesar introduced the Julian calendar and established January as the first day of the year in honor of the month’s namesake Janus. This mythical god of early Rome had two faces – one looking forward and one looking backward – which allowed him to look back on the past and forward to the future. As the Romans celebrated this newly-dated holiday, they made promises to this important god to be blessed in the year ahead.

Today, resolutions come in many forms. Some people make a promise to change a bad habit or begin a healthier lifestyle like quitting smoking and losing weight. Other people make a promise to develop a new habit like starting an exercise program, volunteering in their community, or being more diligent in protecting the environment.

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Studies find that the most common resolutions include to exercise more, lose weight, quit smoking, get organized, learn a new skill or hobby, and save more money. While these revolve around a personal or physical change, other resolutions are more reflective in nature such as living life to the fullest, being more grateful, and spending more time with family and friends. Still others have a broader focus like volunteering to help the less fortunate, which provides a more profound sense of purpose.

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As people reflect at New Year’s and promise to make changes regarding how they treat themselves and the people around them, they also consider environmental-friendly resolutions this time of year. By vowing to cut back on waste by reducing, reusing, and recycling, they are improving the environment not only for themselves but everyone else around them. Some of the more common resolutions around protecting the environment include going paperless, starting a compost, conserving water and energy, banning styrofoam, and recycling paper and plastic.

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Despite the goal and the good intentions behind setting resolutions, people often struggle to stick to them throughout the year. There are many reasons for this with the most frequent being that the resolutions are too general, making them unmanageable and difficult to reach. To ensure resolutions do not fall by the wayside, people should make sure they are achievable, turn them into habits, and remember that they take time to accomplish. 

To be successful with their New Year’s resolutions, experts advise people to start small, write themselves reminders, change behaviors and vary routines, track their progress, set rewards, and stay focused. Most importantly, they should remember that slip-ups happen, and when they do they should just get back on track.

New Year’s resolutions and promises people make for the new year are part of the holiday’s tradition. Regardless of what resolutions are committed to, the ultimate goal is to improve life in a meaningful way in the coming year. 

Happy New Year!

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回顾2020 展望2021

到了展望新年的时候了!除了跨年派对、温馨聚会、烟火和香槟,对许多人来说,迎接新年意味着制定新年新目标。这是因为每年的第一天象征着了一个全新的开始和重新开始的机会。那么,新年新希望是从何而来,为什么它们如此重要?

新年新希望的传统可以追溯到几百年前,甚至在皇帝朱利叶斯·凯撒(Julius Caesar)引入儒略历并将1月定为一年中的第一个月,并以“杰纳斯”(Janus)这个名字命名。杰纳斯这个早期罗马的神有两张脸——一张向前看、一张向后看,这使他能够回顾过去,展望未来。当罗马人庆祝这个新的节日时,他们向这位重要的神许下诺言,并在未来的一年里得到祝福。

今天,新年新希望的设立五花八门。有些人想要改变一个坏习惯或开始一种更健康的生活方式,比如戒烟、减肥。也有一些人承诺要养成一种新的习惯,比如开始一个锻炼计划、在社区里做志愿者、或者更加努力地保护环境。

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研究发现,最常见的新希望包括多运动、减肥、戒烟、更整洁、学习一项新技能或爱好、存钱。虽然这些都是围绕着个人或身体的改变,但有些人的新年希望具有反思性,比如让生活更充实、更感恩、花更多的时间与家人和朋友在一起。还有部分的人有更宽大的理想,比如帮助他人,这些经历提供了深刻的使命感。

“我们的使命很简单,但我们坚信,如果想为下一代留下健康美好的环境,
它是非常重要的,我们也为之自豪。”
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当人们反思并承诺在新年改变对待自己和他人的方式时,他们可能也在考虑做出对环境有益的贡献。通过自我约束减少、再利用和回收减少浪费资源,他们不仅为自己,并且也为周遭的每个人改善了环境。还有其他更常见保护环境的新年计划,比如说;无纸化、开始堆肥、节约用水和能源、禁止使用泡沫塑料,以及做好回收或吃素等。都可以从日常开始做起!

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尽管制定新希望的初衷是好的,但我们在新的一年中往往难以坚持这些目标。造成这种情况的原因有很多,最常见的是新希望过于笼统,使其难以执行且难以达成。为了确保2021不再半途而废,我们应该确保目标的可实践性,把它们变成习惯,并设定期限来达成

专家们建议人们可以从小事做起,给自己设立些提醒,改变惯例,跟踪进展,并设定奖励,保持专注,这样才能成功地完成新年新希望。最重要的是,如果失败,要记住原因以及下次该如何避免,这样再次从新出发时,就能更容易的完成目标。

最后,不论立下什么愿望,
最终目标都是在来年过着更有意义的生活。

水福来祝您新年快乐!

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World Immunization Day-The Importance of Vaccines and More

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Immunization saves millions of lives each year and vaccines play a major role. Yet, there are still hundreds of thousands of unvaccinated and under-vaccinated people.

World Immunization Day, recently celebrated on November 15, aims to make everyone aware about the importance of getting timely vaccinations against vaccine-preventable diseases.

With the current coronavirus pandemic continuing to affect millions of people around the world, knowledge about vaccines for protection from rapidly spreading infectious diseases is more important than ever. Although a vaccine for COVID-19 is not yet widely available, there are vaccines for many other highly contagious and deadly diseases. And these vaccines are a safe and effective way to save lives, prevent outbreaks, and maintain overall health.

Over the years there has been much confusion about vaccines. Despite any misunderstandings, vaccinations are an important part of worldwide health because they prevent the spread of contagious and dangerous diseases. These include measles, mumps, polio, chickenpox, whooping cough, and diphtheria. While some diseases are mild, like cold viruses, others can cause life-altering changes and result in death, like smallpox.

To fully realize the significance of vaccines, which World Immunization Day strives to do, it is necessary to understand what a vaccine is and how it works. A vaccine or immunization builds people’s natural immunity to a disease before they get sick, and keeps them from getting a disease and spreading it to others. For most vaccines, a weakened form of the disease is injected into people’s body through a shot in the arm or leg so they can produce antibodies to fight against it. These antibodies last a long time and continue to fight off the disease if ever exposed to it again.

Aside from smallpox, all other diseases are still active in some part of the world. If diseases come back. If people stopped getting vaccines, the diseases would come back and there would be epidemics like there were decades ago. For example, it happened in Japan in the 1970s with whooping cough. Despite about two-thirst of Japanese children receiving a vaccination and few cases of the disease in 1974, rumors started claiming that the vaccine was unsafe and not needed. Just two years later, the vaccination rate for whooping cough dropped to about 10% and by 1979 there was an epidemic with more than 13,000 cases. Once vaccination rates improved, the number of cases declined.

During a challenging time like today’s global pandemic, supporting people’s wellness through a healthy immune system is essential. Just as vaccines help with healthy immune systems, so does clean water because it works as an immune system booster and contributes to improved health and overall well-being. Water helps carry oxygen throughout the body, which contributes to a properly functioning system. It also helps remove toxins from the body, which helps prevent them from building up and negatively impacting the immune system. Additionally, small modifications, like adding lemon or drinking tea, can enhance the benefits of water. Lemons are a good source of vitamin C, which helps prevent disease and fight against the common cold. Tea provides antioxidants that can help protect against sickness. Besides drinking, another benefit of clean water is that it can be used to wash away germs that may lead to unwellness.

Both vaccines and clean water are vital to overall health. Getting vaccines to fight off and prevent the spread of dangerous diseases, and drinking clean water to stay hydrated and help ensure the body is functioning optimally are both important and necessary ways for people to maintain a healthy immune system and stay well.

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发现疫苗的意义

免疫接种每年拯救数百万人的生命
疫苗发挥着重要作用
然而
仍有数十万人未接种疫苗和疫苗接种不足

近期在11月15日庆祝的世界免疫日旨在使每个人都意识到及时接种疫苗预防可预防疾病的重要性。

由于目前的冠状病毒大流行继续影响着全世界数以百万计的人,有关预防迅速传播的传染病的疫苗的知识比以往任何时候都更加重要。尽管目前还没有广泛用于其他传染性疾病的疫苗。但,这些疫苗是拯救生命、防止疫情爆发和保持整体健康的安全有效的方法之一。

多年来,人们对疫苗有很多困惑。尽管有这些误解,但疫苗接种是可以维护自身健康及卫生的方式之一,因为它可以防止传染病和危险疾病的传播。这些疾病包括麻疹、腮腺炎、小儿麻痹症、水痘、百日咳和白喉。有些疾病是温和的,如感冒病毒,而另一些疾病可以造成生命的变化,并导致死亡,如天花。

为了让大家充分认识疫苗的重要性,世界免疫日想推广的是,了解什么是疫苗以及它是如何起作用的?

疫苗或免疫接种在人们生病之前建立起对某种疾病的自然免疫,防止他们得病和传染给他人。对于大多数疫苗来说,大多数疫苗是通过“注射”方式进入机体,经这一途径进行免疫。这些抗体可以持续很长时间,如果再次接触到这种疾病,它们将继续与疾病抗争。

除了天花之外,世界上某些地区的其他疾病仍然很活跃。如果疾病复发或如果人们停止接种疫苗,疾病就有可能会卷土重来,像几十年前那样出现流行病。例如,上世纪70年代在日本发生的百日咳。尽管1974年日本有两名儿童因口渴而接受了疫苗接种,而且很少有这种疾病的病例,但谣言开始声称疫苗是不安全的且不需要的。仅仅两年后,百日咳的疫苗接种率下降到10%左右,到1979年,百日咳疫情已超过13000例。一旦疫苗接种率提高,可能就不会是这样的结果。

在像今天这样一个充满挑战的时期,通过一个健康的免疫系统来支持人们的健康是至关重要的

正如疫苗有助于健康的免疫系统一样,清洁的水也是如此

因为它是免疫系统的助推器,有助于健康。水有助于把氧气带到全身,而这有助于系统正常运转。它也有助于清除体内毒素,防止毒素积聚和对免疫系统产生负面影响。此外,小小的饮水变化,如添加柠檬或茶叶,可以提高水的好处。柠檬富有维生素C,它有助于预防疾病和抵御普通感冒。茶提供抗氧化剂,有助于预防疾病。除了饮用,干净水的另一个好处是可以用来冲洗可能导致不适的细菌。

接种疫苗是抵御和防止危险疾病传播的方式之一,搭配饮用干净的水来保持水分并确保身体处于理想状态,两者对于人们维持健康的免疫系统和保持良好的状态来说,都是十分重要的。

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Celebrating Thanksgiving by Volunteering

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Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and this year it will be observed on November 26. A favorite day, it is a nonsectarian holiday that has traditions like all of holidays. For Americans, these include family, friends, a turkey feast, and a four-day weekend. But most of all, it is a day for people to be grateful for the things they have and give back to others less fortunate.

The history of Thanksgiving dates back to 1620 when a small ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth, England with about 100 passengers seeking a new home to practice their faith and the promise of prosperity in the New World. After a dangerous trip that lasted more than two months, these Pilgrims landed near Cape Cod. About month later, the Mayflower crossed Massachusetts Bay where these Pilgrims established a village in New England. Befriending local Native Americans and eventually forging an alliance with the local tribe Wampanoag, the two groups shared an autumn harvest feast a year later, which became the first Thanksgiving celebration. For more than two centuries, it was celebrated by individual colonies and states until 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln declared a national Thanksgiving Day to be celebrated every November.

Today, Thanksgiving involves cooking and sharing a feast with family and friends. Turkey, a Thanksgiving staple, has become synonymous with the holiday. Besides to this main course, the meal typically consists of stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie. Additionally, parades have also become a central part of the holiday. New York City’s Thanksgiving Day parade, sponsored by Macy’s department store since 1924, is the largest and most famous. It attracts hundreds of spectators along its route through the city and appeals to a large television audience. It usually features marching bands, decorative floats, personalities, performers, and giant balloons shaped like cartoon characters.

While Thanksgiving is a celebratory holiday without a tradition of exchanging gifts, it does have gift-giving component. In the spirit of gratitude and thanks, volunteering has become a popular Thanksgiving Day activity. Many people serve the community by holding a food drive and helping at a local shelter.

Yangtze River Plastic Pick Up

Not only does volunteering benefit the community, it benefits the volunteer. Offering to help people in need is a heartwarming and satisfying way of giving to those less fortunate. It can also be a wonderful way to make new friends, connect with the community, learn new skills, and make a positive contribution. In addition, the gratification of giving to others can assist with mental and physical health by reducing stress and preventing depression.

Volunteering does not have to involve a lot of effort or take a lot of time. For many people, it is an easy and profound way to help those in need and find great pleasure in doing so. On a broader scale, it can help find a sense of purpose, make a meaningful difference, and even transform the world.

Particularly this Thanksgiving Day with the current pandemic impacting jobs, time with family, and emotional wellbeing, it is more important than ever to be thankful, volunteer to help others, and pursue happiness.

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国际素食日 无肉也欢

假设
我是说假设
此时 你正在撸一根刚烤好的羊肉串
你的体内会发生什么样的变化 … …
让我们来做个计算题

一只足够肥美的羊约100斤(50000克)
一天需要消耗1250克的草料和500克的水
假使一根羊肉串按400克计算
每吃一根
等于你消耗了约10克的草 50克的水
同时
你还会摄入约16240卡的热量

这些数据或许看起来微不足道
然而
伴随着每一次的食肉行动
它都在逐步递增
积累之后或许是不可想像的

特别是这次疫情中
我们亲眼看到了日渐匮乏的地球资源
和岌岌可危的生态环境
有什么是我们力所能及的?

国际素食日11月25日

如果减少食肉
可以帮助我们节约什么?

国际素食日,是一个自1986年开始来源于印度的一个节日;原称“世界无肉日”,定于每年的11月25日,渐渐发展为一个世界性节日。这一天世界各地许多屠房停宰、饭堂医院监狱等会供应全素食品。当年就有超过950万人响应该运动。

# 无肉也欢

实际上,国际素食日并不是只有素食者才能过的节日,关心地球命运、生态、环保、公益的数亿爱心人士都积极地参与其中!

身为肩负社会责任的企业,水福来积极参与并展开了一项名为「素食星期一」的活动!

每一个素食星期一,我们能节省37,500升水!

*什么是素食星期一?

素食星期一是由Paul,Mary和Stella McCartney于2009年开始的活动。该活动的目的是提高人们对吃肉所造成的有害环境影响的认知,并鼓励人们帮助减缓气候变化,保护珍贵的自然资源。并且每周至少一次的素食日能帮助改善人们的身体健康。

*动物农业的现状?

全球动物农业用水量每年从129-289万亿吨不等。
人类消耗的大部分水不是来自家庭或日常使用。事实上,就美国而言,只有5%的用水来自私人住宅,大约55%的用水源于动物农业。动物农业占当今世界淡水消耗量的20%-33%。
动物农业占世界温室气体排放量的18%,这超过了交通运输总排放量的全部。

此外,水污染也是由牲畜引起的巨大问题。大部分工业用水会在没有正确处理的情况下返回表层,然后这些水会被用于农业。更具破坏性的是,粪便和部分重金属被伪装成“营养物质”,如氮,磷和钾,并且被雨水冲刷进入更加干净的水体中,然后循环重复。

70%淡水资源用在农业上,这主要是通过饲养牲畜来实现的。根据几项研究,生产1公斤大米需要大约3,500升水,而1公斤牛肉需要大约15,000升水!

*水福来的行动?

还有更多如上所示的令人不安的统计数据,这就是为什么我们水福来致力于通过素食星期一减少肉类消费。每个星期一,阿姨都提供新鲜烹制的素食,有时还提供纯素食,不仅美味而且环保。

我们关心地球和我们团队的健康,因此我们采取了这些措施来减少肉类消耗,从而减少水资源浪费以及能源和资源消耗。这是一件帮助水福来实现使命的事。

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参考资料:网络数据 & https://www.meatfreemondays.com/