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Fitness plan day 238 – Avoid emotional stress

A little act of kindness can make someone's day, and yours too.

Emotional stress can take a toll on your overall well-being. If you are finding it tough to manage your personal and professional life, just sit back and ponder over how you can organize yourself better to handle both. Remember, you don t need to be the best at everything, but try hard to make things work.

Morning Did you know small things like expressing gratitude, an act of kindness or being nice to others can affect you positively too? Just a helping hand or a compliment to your domestic help, watchman, neighbour or co-traveler can make their day and yours. These are the 4 research-based health benefits of kindness.

Breakfast Don t skip breakfast just because you are in a hurry. Make something easy like cabbage pancakes. They require less than 15 minutes if you ve planned in advance. Here are 9 health benefits of including cabbages to your diet.

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Lunch It s a good idea to have different kinds of flour at home. It makes preparing lunch and breakfast easy. Try this recipe of green parantha that incorporates 5 different types of atta along with few greens and veggies for a power-packed lunch. You can even pack it in your kids lunch boxes.

Snack Snacks have to be tasty. Bland sprouts are boring and often entice you to indulge in junk food. Spicy food on the other hand satiates your taste buds. So try this recipe of stuffed jalapenos at lunch time today. It can be made with chicken or paneer or both.

Dinner Eating a salad for dinner once in a week is a good idea. It provides rest to your stomach and also compensates for any additional calories you have consumed during the day. You can eat a big bowl of this green leafy salad for dinner today.

Exercises

At home Exercising not just improves your stamina for daily chores but can also improve your performance in bed. Try these 7 simple exercises to improve your sex life. Besides these exercises, a steaming hot session of sex can also help you burn calories.

Yoga Try paschimottasana today for its dual benefits. It helps relieve constipation and also fights insomnia. Performing this asana will help you sleep better and improve digestion too. It also improves the blood flow to your face.

At the gym If you still have doubts regarding weight lifting, you ve not consulted the right person. Weight lifting doesn t add bulk. In fact, it is a part of strength training to maximize the outcome out of an exercise. Try these exercises for your biceps, forearms and triceps

Sleep well tip Since you have eaten only salad for dinner, drink a glass of nutmeg flavoured milk before going to bed. Avoid the sugar if possible and replace it with a small spoon of honey. Here are 6 ways nutmeg can help you sleep better.

Fitness plan day 237

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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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