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10 simple tips to stay FIT and healthy

September 30, 2019 10:00 IST

Even 30 minutes of exercising daily is known to balance hormones, manage stress, and manage weight to the best,  says Dr Manoj Kutteri.

Simple tips to stay fit and healthy

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As more and more people are getting into stressful lifestyle, busy schedules, unconventional career options and emotional problems, the health risks are increasing too.

With the damage done by pollution, junk food, unhealthy lifestyle, substance abuse etc only increases the risks associated with health.

In this distress a healthy life, management of emotions, stress and mental health is far ignored.

It creates havoc on your health and lifestyle.

Sometimes it can also bring harmful health risks and diseases which cannot even be treated!

A medicinal lifestyle takes you through a path of connecting back to the nature and turning your life around for healthier choices.

Here are 10 ways you can restore your body’s health:

1. Cleanse your body

The first step to restoring your health is to purify your body.

Your body needs detoxification to throw out the harmful toxins.

To do this one has to follow a clean diet of fresh fruits and juices while cutting down on spices the most.

This helps purify the blood streams and cut down on toxins making the body lighter, healthier and healed.

When the accumulate toxins are lost, your body is ready to restore its health.

2. Exercise daily

Move your body constantly to improve on your health.

A healthy exercise routine has the power to de-stress you and release any frustration off your body.

Often people with unhealthy diet and obesity issues complain of stagnant health, tiredness, fatigue, anxiety, frustration and stress.

Indulging in a healthy exercise routine brings positive energy, healing, detoxification, and freshness into your life.

Even 30 minutes of exercising daily is known to balance hormones, manage stress, and manage weight to the best.

3. Maintain healthy diet

Eating right is important to give your body the nutrition it requires.

Eating right takes care of the body needs and addresses the health issues better.

Avoid junk foods, fizzy drinks, caffeine and sugary drinks to save from the unhealthy additions to the body.

Eating enough fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, etc helps energize and optimize body functioning. 

4. Follow healthy sleeping patterns

After having spent an entire day juggling between the meetings, stressful situations, food habits and running errands, it is important to unplug and recharge your own energy.

And therefore following a healthy sleeping routine becomes pertinent.

Practice on setting up a dedicated time to go to sleep and cover up on at least 8 to 10 hours of sleep every night to let your body rejuvenate and recharge from the daily trauma.

The more number of deep sleep hours brings health and happiness into life. It restores body health! 

5. Address your emotions

Instead of burying your feelings deep inside you, start recognizing what your heart, body and mind tells you.

It is not always when you feel tired, dizzy, unhappy, distressed, or feeling uncomfortable.

There is always an underlying reason for what you feel. And if these aren’t addressed well, they become reasons for anxiety, stress and depression which contribute a majority of health related problems.

Heal your body and mind from uncomfortable emotions by seeking for therapies.

Listening to music, talking to friends, writing journals, purifying body, meditation, confronting with the people etc help in finding solutions for emotional healing. 

6. Yoga and meditation

Yoga is self-care, healing, exercising and everything in between.

Yoga is an art of connecting the mind, body and soul in a string.

Research have shown that yoga paired with meditation is indeed a powerful addition to health as it simplifies living and heals one from inside.

Additionally it brings a plethora of hormonal changes, bodily changes and positivity in life which aids in better healing from diseases and ailments.

People practicing yoga are known to be better at fighting with stress, depression etc while having strong immunity system, hormonal balance, body strength and flexibility. Meditating improves one’s brain power and makes your thoughts fall in line with health.

7. Practice gratitude

Gratitude is all about giving yourself and the people around you some positive affirmations.

Glide into the ritual of writing you little notes of happy feelings and feel them enough to believe.

Write down three happy things happening in your life every single day and you life improves to provide you with more reasons to be happier in life.

Gratitude is the feeling of deeply being honored to receive what you already have. When you start accepting positively what you have, you start creating more things around you happily!

8. Probiotics

For a healthier body, healthy gut is important! It is the most important network of the body after the brain. And it is the gut that improves your digestive system by bringing in good bacteria.

These help build up a strong immunity system, mental health, heart and even treat a variety of allergies in the body.

Research has shown that probiotics contribute to losing body fat, optimising health and even treating mental health conditions like anxiety and depression alike!  

9. Quit smoking and drinking

Smoking and drinking is a lifestyle habit that a majority of the millennials and Gen Xers are habituated to follow.

The social influence, peer pressure, situations and emotional turnmoil often force people to resort to some sort of relief that comes with consumption of alcohol or tobacco. But these substances do the most harm to the body bringing health, emotional and mental issues altogether!

Quit smoking and drinking to restore your hormonal balance, immunity and body energy. 

10. Drink more and more water

Water is detoxifying and there is no alternative to water.

For optimum functioning of the body, our body needs proper hydration. And the single most productive aid to this is water.

Drinking at least 16 glasses of water daily is essential to maintain a healthy digestive tract, energy and balance.

Keep drinking throughout the day and catch up on hydration for your body to heal naturally and flush out the toxins. It’s a natural healer.

Restoration of body health is a journey that is nurtured with healthy habits.

It is when you believe in healthy choices as a medicinal lifestyle that you can truly attain a healthier life!

Dr Manoj Kutteri is wellness director, Atmantan Wellness Centre, Pune.

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