Simple yet effective tips and tricks for a healthy lifestyle


The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted various aspects of our lives taking a toll on physical health and mental well-being for many. April 7th, celebrated as World Health Day, is a good time to get back on the health bandwagon. To help you with this, here are a few tips by nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar

Kickstart your day with fruit and soaked dry fruits: To stay energized through the day, it is important to start your day right. Begin your day with either a fruit or soaked almonds or soaked raisin with 2 saffron strands for improved health in the long run!

Never set a weight loss goal: ‘One of the most useless things in life is to set a weight loss goal. Instead one should aim to reduce stress, ignorance and lack of education about health and fitness. Body weight is not an indicator of fatness or fitness, it only shows what’s the relationship between Earth’s gravitational force with your body mass! So if we want to be healthy and beautiful it’s necessary to understand that good health has nothing to do with body weight, rather one should commit to healthy habits like exercise, good sleep and eating right!,” says Diwekar.

Eat food that’s produced locally: Always opt for local food, which is available close to you; at least within 100 kms and choose food that is ecological and economical. Lay emphasis on eating seasonal food. For example during summer – watery fruits including watermelon or grains like ragi, and more.

Ghee for a healthy you: “Ghee will make me fat” is a myth! A teaspoon of ghee in every meal including lunch, dinner and breakfast helps in providing fat-soluble vitamins like Vitamin D, A, E, K to the body! Ghee to dissolve fat? Wow!

Keep those gadgets away and reduce your screen time: An ongoing issue, especially during the pandemic, screen time is something that we all need to be mindful of. Keep mobile phones or any other gadgets away while having a meal.

Exercise for good health and mood: Like food, exercise is important too. Rujuta says, “If you have a body, you have to exercise.” Exercise has four pillars: strength, stamina, stability and stretching. At least 30 min of exercise or 3 hours a week is necessary for everybody. Always remember to do a warm-up followed by a high-intensity workout and then other exercises and end with a cool down. No drug is as powerful as exercise.

Eat well and good sleep for full recovery: A good night’s sleep ensures that your body recovers. For sound sleep, one must eating wholesome food, like a banana, between 4 PM-6 PM, reduce stress, and have dinner by 8 pm. Rice (local and hand pounded/single polished rice) and anti-inflammatory drinks like turmeric milk (with 2 cashews, a pinch of jaifal and 2-3 kesar strands) are also recommended for a sound sleep



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