6 Tips to Keep Healthy During the Pandemic
The sudden onset of the recent pandemic has changed everyone’s lifestyle in an unprecedented way. These changes in lifestyle weren’t limited only to work. With several lockdowns in place, it also affected in every dimension of life. (1) Studies show that, the change in the daily grind has led to an increase in anxiety and stress levels.
Vitamin B12 and a Vegan Diet
A vegan diet is one that consists of only plant-based foods. It not only avoids meat, but also the consumption of eggs and milk (dairy products too).
Since these foods are rich in nutrients, specifically- calcium, iron, vitamin D and Vitamin B12, it is important to strengthen the diet accordingly with healthy plant-based foods.
Using both diet and exercise for weight loss advantage
We often hear complaints about how seemingly ‘difficult’ or ‘hard’ it is to lose weight. Sometimes the numbers on the scale don’t budge despite eating a relatively ‘healthy’ diet and exercising regularly.
Why is exercise making me hungry?
Step out of the gym or exercise class and an hour later you feel famished! Driving home you may gorge on chaat or you get a take out from your favourite fast-food restaurant. After enjoying your treat, you lean back wondering – what just happened? All those calories I burnt, I just put back on!!
Working Around the Diet and Exercise Challenges of Shift Work
Working on shifts can often take a toll on your eating habits, sleep patterns and exercise schedule. Rotational shifts can further throw things out of balance. Many shift workers eat unhealthy foods, skip exercise and also have disturbed sleep. This can lead to weight gain and other associated lifestyle related diseases.
Healthy Eating for 3 Shift Patterns
Working night shifts and trying to stay healthy may seem like a complicated balancing act. Granted that shift work comes with its own set of challenges- regulating sleep timings, non- availability of healthy foods, skipped exercise, sedentary work, weight gain etc.
Health benefits of bone broth
A steaming hot bowl of soup with vegetables or meat seems ideal on a cold winter day. When consumed, this has been known to strengthen joints and even prevent inflammation.
A Pinch of Himalayan Pink Salt
Himalayan pink salt is said to be a pure, natural and healthy salt. This salt has been around for millions of years and stayed in a pristine environment thereby retaining certain minerals
Home-made Supplement for Muscle mass
Commercial supplements tend to be expensive and consumers shell out a lot of money to meet their protein requirements. However, most of the time, the same can be met with natural ingredients available on our kitchen shelves.
Mindful Eating for Healthy Living
Unless our understanding of ‘healthy food’ changes, we won’t be able to enjoy food for what it is. The food you eat offers you far more than just calories.