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Fitness plan day 318 – Meditate at bed time for better sleep

Start your day with a cleansing routine and end it with mindful meditation.

Wake up early in the morning and concentrate on your overall wellbeing. It s not just about exercising right and eating healthy food. You need to be happy, care for your skin, hair and work towards your mental health too.

Morning The cold weather may not tempt you to wash your face with water early morning but try it. Wash your face with cold or lukewarm water the moment you wake up and feel the difference. Cleansing also helps get rid of any dirt or oils that have surfaced during the night on your face. Here s more on why it is necessary to wash the face in the morning.

Breakfast Instead of the regular rice and lentil batter, make this healthy vegetable masala idli from dalia. Dalia packs in the fiber and the vegetables added to it increase your intake of vitamins and minerals. This recipe helps lower cholesterol and keeps blood glucose in check.

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Lunch When you are pressed for time to make lunch but don t want to compromise on health and taste, this harissa chicken shashlik recipe comes to rescue. It takes less than 5 minutes to prep and is so delicious that you ll want to make an extra batch for dinner too.

Snacks At snack time enjoy the exact same taste of sev puris minus the puris. The deep-fried puris increase the calorie count of the dish and if you are planning to lose weight, the lesser the better. Try this vegetable sev puri recipe today.

Dinner Risotto might spell calories but with just a little twist, you can enjoy it guilt-free. This recipe for oil-free brown rice risotto is ideal for a special dinner night or just when you want to make a boring day fancy. Add loads of veggies to it to up the nutrient quotient.

Exercises

At home Now that the party season is here, everyone wants to get those flat abs to don the tight fitted shirt or crop tops. Start working out today so you can reach your goal before the year ends. These 7 home exercises for killer abs will certainly make your goals easy.

Yoga The sahaja purvottanasana or the upward table pose is a great pose for stretching your legs, arms and shoulders. It also helps get rid of the flab around your hips and arms. So if you are looking for overall body toning, practice this for a minimum of 15-20 minutes regularly.

At the gym If you haven t tried bicep curls before, take the help of a trainer to start with it. This weight training exercise is ideal for toning of triceps, biceps and your forearm. Doing them correctly is very important and so do not try it without assistance if you are a beginner.

Sleep well tip Try and include meditation in your regime at least on alternate days. It s like exercise for the brain and relaxes your body at the same time. Meditation has a lot of health benefits and practicing it before bed time will also help induce sound sleep.

Fitness plan day 317

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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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