The 24 solar terms, consisting of 12 major solar terms and 12 minor solar terms, were created thousands of years ago by the ancient Chinese to guide agricultural production.
Today, the culture behind the terms provides useful guidance to people's lives as each term features special food, cultural ceremonies and healthy living tips.
Major Snow, also known as "Da Xue" in Chinese, is the 21st of the 24 Solar Terms on the Chinese lunar calendar and falls on December 7 this year. Major Snow indicates the start of the midwinter season. During this period, the weather gets colder, and the days become shorter. Ice and snow sports are favored by people.
No pains, no gains. Just as the causality of farming and harvesting, working out with diligence and consistency will lead you to a healthy situation physically and mentally. Each drop of sweat during the exercise will witness your improvement, becoming stronger, more confident -- and being the best version of yourself!
Have a touch upon the vitality and passion of outdoor exercising together with Xinhua images!
Photos by: Xu Chang, Zhang Tao, Chu Jiayin, Tao Liang, Xie Jianfei, Xu Congjun
Video by: Yan Linyun