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Fitness Plan Day 69: Exercise to calm your mind and body!

Start your day by walking on grass and end your day with a champi (head massage) for a relaxing day.

Written by Bhavyajyoti Chilukoti |Published : March 8, 2016 5:29 PM IST

Home-office-home-gym-home -- If this is what your daily routine is, then it s time to make few simple changes to your plan. Start off it by walking on grass early in the morning to get some fresh air. You need not do anything major, but make a few changes to make your hectic schedule a calming and relaxing one. Here s what you have to do on day 69 of the fitness plan.


As said, walking barefoot on grass early in the morning rejuvenates your senses and improves blood circulation by stimulating reflex points on the feet. Moreover, the fresh air, sunlight and peaceful atmosphere adds to the calming effect. From today onwards, make it a point to start your mornings on a fresh note by walking on grass. Also read about five reasons why walking on grass is good for your health.

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Breakfast: Getting late for office and all you have is leftover rotis, so what do you do now? Well, make a healthy and tasty frankie in less than 20 minutes. With sprouts, cheese and rotis, you can reap the benefits of fibre, proteins and carbohydrates in a single meal. Moreover, it keeps you full for a long time and packs a nutrient punch to provide an energetic start for the day. Here s how to prepare low-calorie sprouts frankie.

Lunch: Be it idli, dosa or rice, sambhar compliments everything. You can even have it as a healthy soup, if you already had a heavy breakfast and are planning to eat a light digestible meal. Instead of vegetables, this time add methi leaves to sambhar to improve its taste and nutrient value. Wondering how to go about it? Here s the recipe of methi leaves sambhar recipe.

Snacks: Tired of eating oily canteen food? Well, then it s time to pack your tiffin with seasonal fruits. And since grapes is in season, eating grapes during snack time is not a bad idea. It not only fills you up and provides energy but also prevents you from mindless eating. Here are more reasons why you should eat grapes.

Dinner: When you are pressed for time but need a healthy twist for dinner, then cabbage pancake is what you should try. And the good part is you can serve it hot and with chutney or ketchup. With five minutes preparation time and hardly 10 minutes cooking time, your dinner will be ready within 15 minutes. Here is the recipe for cabbage pancakes.


At Home: Whether you are planning to lose weight or want to work out to stay fit, here is a video that you can watch out. With these simple at-home exercises, you can start exercising in a small space as well. These exercises target core muscles and also strengthen upper body. Watch this 10-minute home work out video.

Gym: Most people swear by the treadmill to lose weight. But to get the most out of it, following simple tips like increasing the speed gradually, choosing the right clothes and maintaining a straight back while running also matters.

Yoga: It is believed that having a healthy digestive system is the key to a healthy mind and body. And a simple asana to improve digestion and boost hair growth is to practise vajrasana every day. So make it a point to spend 10 15 minutes for practising yoga every day for a healthy mind and body.

Sleep Tip

If your are dealing with lack of sleep, then oiling your hair at night followed by a quick head message might do the trick! Known as champi, head massage not only relives stress but also stimulates acupressure points and improves blood circulation, thereby leading to a good night s sleep.

Fitness Plan Day 68

Well, if you are motivated to start your New Year with a bang, spread the word by tagging your friends and #NewYearNewYou and @HealthSite4U. You can even mail your pictures, and we ll post in on Facebook, Instagram and share it with our Community.

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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