A primary school in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province has started to teach children a special set of martial arts so that they can protect themselves from the choking smog and haze present during the winter months, according to ChinaNews.com.
The special martial art has 23 actions and is believed to enhance physical fitness and strengthen tendons in the body and the lungs, according to the report.
Children and the elderly were asked to stay inside during the past couple of weeks when some cities’ air quality index reached off-the-chart levels. Students in Hongzhou even resorted to performing their daily flag-raising ceremonies indoors, thanks to the vision-crippling smog.
On the plus side, heightened physical fitness awareness among China’s youth can now be added to the government’s absurd and far-reaching list naming benefits of China’s smog problem.
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