Housekeeper of the Hundred Blossom Palace - Chapter 69
Princess Pan’s Health Restoration Program started early this morning.
If she ate properly, her weight would gradually increase, and because she was young, it would be easier for her return to great health.
It would be better to do exercises as she gained weight.
Li Yong was surprisingly cooperative in this aspect.
Yui Mei oversees the management of her physical condition, but he was the one teaching her how to move her body.
‘He’s a guard, so he’s an expert in exercises, huh.’
It is inevitable that he would be injured every now and then, because his occupation involved fighting.
Therefore, he was also proficient in methods that would help retrain the legs that have been weakened after lying down while getting treatment.
This is the so-called rehabilitation.
In Yui Mei’s previous life, there were professional physical therapists who expertly oversee the rehabilitation process, and Yui Mei was also familiar with the structure of the human body. However, she fell short when it came to devising exercises.
And so, Li Yong was the one providing a brief lecture to Princess Pan.
“Did you understand? You shouldn’t rush on putting weight on your legs, they are still weak. Move only as much as you currently can, and then gradually increase what you can do.”
Injured soldiers do not take up the sword right after recovering. They gradually regain the ability to move freely first.
He emphasized that forcing weakened muscles to bear load would not help, and it would cause further injuries, instead.
Well, it’s true that when a fractured leg healed and the cast removed, it would be numb at first with no feeling whatsoever, as if it’s not part of the body.
“Many soldiers do not understand this, so they end up exacerbating their injuries.”
“…Alright. I will follow your instructions.”
Princess Pan obediently nodded to Li Yong’s explanation.
Once her willingness was established, it was time to start the body-building program.
Even though she could recover her physical strength through eating, Princess Pan was someone who did not engage in exercise in the first place.
So of course she experienced shortness of breath right away.
However, Li Yong already understood that, so even if the princess was already struggling after a few steps, her breathing rough, he did not have an annoyed expression.
‘Well, there are people who are a lot worse in the Inner Palace.”
For example, normally, they do not walk, and even if the distance was short, they would still ride a sedan chair.
And it’s not the level of ‘going to a nearby convenience store via car’ in her previous world.
Even if the destination is only a dozen steps away and they could already see it, they will still ride the sedan.
When Yui Mei saw that happen during the banquet, she couldn’t help but scream ‘Wait, seriously!?’ inwardly.
Compared to that, Princess Pan was commendable, because she’s exerting effort.
“I’m so useless.”
Princess Pan was disappointed for the lack of progress in one day.
Yui Mei thought she was doing great, and she’s walking a few more steps compared to yesterday.
Besides, she did not have to push herself too much, since she’s not like the athletes who prepared for competitions in Yui Mei’s previous life.
There was no reason for the princess to be downhearted.
“Princess Pan, building the body is not something you can do overnight. You should view it from a long term perspective.”
Yui Mei tried to explain to her.
“It’s okay even to be frank. I’m such a useless person who couldn’t even manage her own body.”
The princess cast her eyes down, wiping her eyes.
Actually, her attitude was not something new.
She had been grumbling right from the start of their Health Restoration Program.
Well, at least she was still trying, and the strategy was going well.
‘Her self-confidence is super low.’
Those who said these things were the ones addicted to dieting based on Yui Mei’s experience.
It was also something commonly observed in patients who came for diet counseling and treatment in her previous life.
However, no one could perfectly manage his or her own body.
If everyone could perfectly treat themselves, then doctors would no longer be needed.
Unfortunately, there were many patients who came for diet counseling and treatment that would say ‘I’m so useless, so I can’t do this’ because they did not understand that fact.
And the reason for their poor self-image are the remarks that they heard since they were young from the people around them.
Princess Pan was protected because of her mother’s status, so even if she was chubby, she was raised not to mind it; nevertheless, the whisperings in the shadows probably still had an effect on her.
‘Hmm, what should I do with this.’
Yui Mei was thinking how to respond, when Li Yong stepped forward from the place where he had been watching over them.
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