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Fitness plan day 346 – Start your day by chanting mantras

Bring inner peace with chanting and sleep better by using herbs before you go to bed.

Written by Bhakti Paun Sharma |Published : December 15, 2016 5:33 PM IST

Invest in a good jacket or cover yourself with enough layers when you step out this morning for your walk or run. If it s too windy, use ear muffs to protect your ears. Protect yourself from the cold while sticking to your fitness plans.

Morning Chanting is a relaxing and energizing activity at the same time. While it beats stress and anxiety, it also develops positive energy in you. So begin your day with chanting and feel the difference. Here are some health benefits of chanting.

Breakfast Poha, idli, dosa, upma you ve tried it all throughout the week. If you are looking for something interesting and different then try this oats with soft eggs recipe is just perfect, It s a balance of sweet and savoury and is mushy comfort food.

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Lunch If you have tried hummus as only a dip, then you must give this recipe of beetroot hummus by Chef Ranveer Brar a try. He has added rotis to the recipe so that it can be a complete lunch item that is exotic and looks appealing too.

Snacks Fancy a tandoori starter for snack time? Don t order it from outside. You can make this sofyani paneer tikka recipe in no time. It s healthy and uses minimal oil to keep it low calorie too. Choose low fat paneer over the regular varieties.

Dinner Gujarati cuisine is usually high in calories but this Gujarati yam bake recipe by Chef Ranveer Brar defies that. He has very skillfully substituted the potatoes in a potato bake with yam without compromising on the taste.

Exercises

At home Don t make the lack of sufficient space an excuse for skipping home workouts. There are some exercises that can be done on the spot too. Try out this no excuses home exercise routine.

Yoga Does your long face look a bit rounded and plump because of your double chin? That s another difficult area to lose fat from. Try yoga or chin exercises to tone your chin and face for a slender look. The cow face pose or gomukhasana is an ideal for it. Practice it for 15 minutes every day.

At the gym Since you have been working out regularly, it s time to challenge yourself to use heavier weights. Working out with the same intensity or difficulty level can make you reach a plateau from where you see no progress in your weightloss routine. This guide on how to get huge arms with exercises for biceps, triceps and forearms can be your guide to start with upper body toning.

Sleep well tip Just like some foods help you snooze better, there are certain herbs and spices that have the same effect. They act like mild sedatives or relaxing agents to help you sleep better. Here s a list of herbs that you can try if you are having trouble sleeping peacefully at night.

Fitness plan day 345

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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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