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Fitness plan day 342 – Get a good pillow for good sleep

Are you using the right pillow? If not, read today's fitness plan and invest in a good pillow.

The weather may be cold but if you can practice waking up early and exercising early morning, it can be a boost to your fitness routine. Go for a jog, or walk your dog. You can even soak in some vitamin D when you step out early morning.

Morning If you are not up for a walk or jog, or if you have some time even after coming back from it, try these morning stretches. It just takes 10 minutes of your time but leaves you super energetic and keeps you feeling light all day.

Breakfast A sweet, comforting and hearty breakfast is perfect for winter mornings. You can make it healthy too with this recipe of whole wheat pancakes that you can enjoy with freshly chopped fruits of your choice and a slight drizzle of honey.

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Lunch If you are going to be stepping out today or looking for a lunch fix that even kids can enjoy, then hara masala brown rice pulao is your go to recipe. The bright colour, lipsmacking taste and quick preparation makes it ideal for busy mornings.

Snacks Skipping evening snack means you might end up eating some calorie dense food right before dinner time or at dinner. To avoid this, always keep some healthy snack with you. If you are bored of eating nuts or fruits, then try these flax seed crackers with a chilled beetroot dip.

Dinner Most of us don t fancy a typical meal at dinner time. If you also prefer a different recipe every evening, then you can make this oats and moong dal tikki frankie today. It s an interesting take on the usual high-calorie frankies and is rich in fibre.

Exercises

At home What if you don t feel like paying for a Zumba class but still want to try it? Just download some Zumba videos from the internet and play them on your TV or laptop. Follow the instructor and you have a zumba class right in the comfort of your home

Yoga Yoga poses can help you detox too. The sahaja mayurasana is one such pose that improves your blood circulation and also exercises your arms and collar bones. It has detoxifying properties too.

At the gym Crunches are obviously a part of your workout routine every week. Use stability ball at the gym for your crunches today. It s better than performing them on the floor as it prevents any neck or back pain and discomfort.

Sleep well tip Have you realised how changing the pillow or going to a new place affects your sleep? Yes, pillows are essential for a good night s sleep. Always use the right pillow to avoid neck pain and sleep peacefully at night. Here s how you can choose the right pillow.

Fitness plan day 341

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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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