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Fitness Plan Day 183 – Practice mindful meditation to beat stress and anxiety

Gain control over your life again and learn how to increase your productivity with the help of mindful meditation.

The second your alarm clock goes off, you start worrying about everything that you need to tackle throughout the day. Not only do you need to reach office on time and submit your report before 11 am, but you also have to complete household chores, go to the bank and complete some paperwork. The list is never ending. If you re feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and anxious, remember that you are not alone.

Keep aside half an hour either in the morning or before bedtime and practice mindful mediation. Successful people like Steve Jobs swear by this technique and its known to increase your productivity. These are the health benefits of mindful meditation. Today s fitness plan will help you eat healthy and get more results out of your exercises:

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Breakfast: Without a doubt, idlis are one of the most preferred breakfast items in India. They are light, easy to digest and taste delicious when served hot with a bowl of sambar. Eating your regular idlis on an almost daily basis can get boring and repetitive. Instead, give this simple dish a healthy twist with this vegetablemasala idli recipe.

Lunch: Eating brown rice doesn t have to be something you dread because of how bland and tasteless it is known to be. You can still add brown rice to your diet and enjoy eating it with the help of Chef Sanjeev Kapoor s recipe for hara masala brown rice pulao.

Snacks: Say goodbye to greasy and deep fried foods for good. Instead, fight against salty foot cravings the smart and easy way. Do your stomach a favour and make yourself these tasty flaxseed crackers with beetroot dip.

Dinner: Who doesn t love a plate of hot fried rice? It is one of the most popular comfort foods and the good news is that it is also good for your health. Instead of being lazy and ordering from your favourite Chinese restaurant, use Tarla Dalal s recipe for fried rice which is good for diabetics. This recipe contains celery that has a wide range of health benefits.

Exercises

At home: If you re apple shaped, toning your upper body can seem very challenging. Though you have killer legs and shapely hips, you re tired of trying to tackle your problem areas. If that s the case, try out these easy home exercises for the hourglass figure you have always wanted.

At the gym: By now, you re a regular at the gym and you also feel comfortable with your current exercise schedule. After weight training for a few months now, it is time to step it up with the help of this full body workout and body building guide. Regardless of your body type, this guide will tackle all the problem areas and make your body look great with some hard work and persistence.

Yoga: If you make it a point to do yoga for half an hour everyday, use this time constructively by giving power yoga a try. These are the benefits of power yoga.

Sleep well tip: Do you have a serious snoring problem? If your loved ones have complained about your loud snoring and you wake up feeling exhausted and also suffer from daytime sleepiness, it could be signs of obstructive sleep apnea. If you are also obese, consult your ENT doctor to diagnose the problem. These are the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea.

Fitness Plan Day 182

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Disclaimer: If you follow a fitness plan already, consult your nutritionist before switching to this one. If you are allergic to any of the foods/ingredients mentioned, please do not consume it. Do not follow this plan without consulting your doctor if you suffer from a health condition hypertension, hypotension, diabetes, etc. or are pregnant.

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