With COVID19 still rampant in our country and across the world, our nation-wide lockdown has been further extended. To say these are uncertain times is an understatement. All our well-made health goals and wellness practices could have gone for a toss. We are all binge-watching, mindlessly scrolling, stress eating and messing up our sleep cycles. All of this can adversely affect our physical and mental health. In a bid to stay safe from COVID19, we do not have to sacrifice our wellness practices. Below are a few tips to maintain our fitness and health, even when we are stuck at home.
Start the Day Right
Make sure that you go to sleep and wake up at a particular time. Erratic sleep negatively impacts our body’s metabolism leading to weight gain and subsequent health problems. Start your day with a glass of warm lemon and honey water. This will help flush out all the toxins built up in the body. Make sure to have a healthy and filling breakfast. This gives you the energy to keep going through the day and lessens your chance of getting random food craving.
More small meals
Break down your big three meals into five small meals. Since we are not getting enough movement, consuming large amounts of calories in one go can lead to bloating. Learn the art of portion control and enjoy the meals you love.
Balanced diet is key
It would be tempting to snack away on our favorite comfort food. Especially, when you are stressed out and stuck at home. Enjoy your comfort food. But again, in moderation. Consciously incorporate healthy fats into your diet. Reduce the intake of refined sugars and oils. Include leafy greens and seasonal fruits into your diet. Do not cut out essential nutrients in a bid to lose weight.
It is quite common to forget hydration when we are at home. Make sure that you drink at least 3 L of water every day. Fill up a water bottle and keep it near your work desk or bed to make sure that you consume your daily quota of water.
The importance of movement and exercise cannot be stressed enough. Build your own workout routine, be it yoga, cardio, functional training or even just spot jogging. Not only does it regulate our body functions, exercise releases endorphins that do wonders for our mental health and can help keep the lockdown blues at bay.
Catch some sun
Vitamin D deficiency is a ‘silent epidemic’. Vitamin D is needed for the maintenance of normal blood levels of calcium and phosphate that are required for normal mineralization of bone, muscle contraction, nerve conduction, and general cellular function in all cells of the body. Vitamin D deficiency can manifest as body aches, depression, fatigue and lethargy. Make sure to catch at least 30 mins of sunshine every day from your balcony or porch, between 11 am and 2 pm to get maximum benefits.
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About Arjuna Naturals
Arjuna Natural Ltd is India’s leading manufacturer and exporter of standardized botanical extracts for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries for over two decades. With customers in around 40 countries, the company has close to 50 patents to its credit of which majority are commercialized globally. The company has R&D tie ups with international universities from Australia, US and Japan. The highly advanced R&D unit at Arjuna is a complete research facility for phytochemistry, pharmacokinetics, formulation and development, pre-clinical and clinical studies.