Be energised in five easy steps

Good to be back home from Tokyo. What greets you when you land in Mumbai? Obvious answer is heat! And the heat saps one’s energy. How many of you feel almost depleted of energy at least three to four days a week? The first day after the weekend could be one of those days! Then somehow the following three days are mechanical. The day before the weekend break somewhat drags along! A lot of us feel the same simply because our energy levels are not up to the mark. If we keep our body fit the stamina is sustained and the basic requirement for sustained stamina is good nutrition every single day.

I have also met some people who ‘think’ they are leading healthy lifestyles. But they too need to rethink because they also feel a lack of energy throughout the day. It may be easy to grab a cup of coffee or energy drink for a quick pick-me-up, but how about including some energy boosting habits into your lifestyle instead? Secret 1: don’t sleep till late on weekends. You’ll wake up feeling sluggish and tired and feel as if you can’t find your bearings for several hours. Secret 2: we say breakfast is a must! A breakfast with high protein, low calories will keep you alert and awake. 3rd tip: Don’t skip snacks. If you have decided you’re going lose a little weight by cutting out all those midday snacks, but you may be doing more harm than good. Try not to go more than four hours without food if possible. The longer you go without food the hungrier you will be and when you finally do eat you actually may overeat. By eating small snacks throughout the day you are keeping your stomach partially full and are less likely to extend the limit at the big meals. Try to eat snacks that are high in water content like fruits, vegetables, a small salad, or even a soup. A small bit of cheese or a few nuts is another healthy choice. Tip no. 4: Watch the water intake! Stay hydrated, especially before you exercise. And of course have your eight glasses a day. 5 and very important tip: take exercise seriously! Don’t skip the warm up or cool down when exercising. These five basic steps will make you feel energetic throughout the week. To help you along I will link you up with some healthy recipes. Salad greens with Strawberry Vinaigrette, Beetroot Chaas, Brown Pohe.

Soon I will be travelling again. To Dubai. There for the Zee Dubai Mega Mela, an open-air festival celebrating Asian culture taking place from 1-3 April at the Amphitheatre in Dubai Media City. Live shows, loads of good food is waiting for you!

Till I write again

Sanjeev Kapoor.

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