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Fitness plan day 275 – Start the day with sun salutation

Engage all your muscles early morning with Surya Namaskar.

Written by Bhakti Paun Sharma |Published : October 24, 2016 2:25 PM IST

Waking up early in the morning is the first good habit you must follow if you are planning to lose weight or stay fit. There are several health benefits of it too. And it also gives you time to plan the day ahead. To help you stay organized today, here s today s fitness plan:

Morning Wake up and drink a glass of water. Take your yoga mat and start with Surya Namaskar. The exercise engages all muscle groups and is a perfect way to bring energy back to the muscles which were at rest during the night. It also aids digestion and will keep you feeling fresh during the day.

Breakfast On days when you wake up early and have started the day with exercise, the taste buds demand a delicious breakfast too. It may sound too regular but a plate of poha is ideal at this time. Adding some veggies will make it more wholesome.

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Lunch You may have already planned a healthy lunch to accommodate the demands of your family members. Add some curd to the menu to up the calcium intake of the day. You can make a healthy lauki raita which is rich in protein and a perfect way to add lauki to your meals.

Snacks If you think consuming juices is ideal for weightloss, you are partially correct. Eating a whole fruit is more beneficial since fruits pack more fibre. If you like juices opt for fresh ones and extract them preferably at home from the hygiene point of view. Don t add any sugar to it. Avoid canned juices at all costs.

Dinner Cooked salads are a good way to feel full and not miss cooked food at night. You can try this recipe of grilled chicken salad for dinner. You may want to accompany it with a bowl of soup.

Exercises

At home If you think home exercises may be a waste of time, you are completely wrong. If you workout at home for an hour every single day, you can still lose weight. You just need to follow the right routine. Try these 5 simple home workouts and keep graduating to other exercises and routines to see the benefits.

Yoga Practice the Supta Baddha Konasana or the reclined bound angle pose today. This pose improves blood circulation. The asana is also known to improve heart health. Invest 15 minutes in performing this yoga.

At the gym Hit the pool today and try some aqua workouts. They are fun and there are even versions like aqua Zumba or aqua Aerobics that you can try to break the monotony of gym exercises.

Sleep well tip Did you know your sleeping positions affect your health in many ways? Avoid sleeping on the stomach to prevent back and spine problems. Here s a list of things that can affect your sleep.

Fitness plan day 274

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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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