May 17, 2020 (IANSlife) "Work from Home" during quarantine has changed our lifestyles; keeping a check on nutrition can be tough when our home is our office.
Unlike at the office, here we have plenty of packed food in the refrigerator all to ourself and enough time to graze. We could be working long hours without having eaten a thing and then accidentally reaching out for an entire packet of chips.
However, this can not only sabotage immunity but also distort our waistline. While we have plenty of time to focus on our hobbies and going by the trend, for most of us it seems to be cooking, baking and filling our stomach with easy & unhealthy food. However, it is also important to break these habits and switch to something healthier.
Let’s see how a small switch can bring us back on track? Here are some tips shared by By Kimaye Health- INI Farms to keep your nutrition and overall health goals spot on.
Ditch the noodles
Did you skip breakfast again to spend hours on a project? Well, in that case, the onset of laziness will make you reach for a pack of instant noodles. But considering health as a priority, homemade oatmeal porridge seems to be a better option. Top it with a dollop of peanut butter and banana slices and voila! A great meal to start your day with!
Workout while you WFH
Making time to workout while you WFH? This new work trend may keep you glued to your screen and your couch. Taking breaks at regular intervals to ease off some stress while keeping yourself off the couch – walk around the house, do 50 skips or squats and you are good to go.
Plan your meals
Plan your meals throughout the day just like you plan your day at work. Set aside some time towards the end of the day to plan for the next day. This will not just boost your productivity but will keep you from being a hungry mess at 5 in the evening and draw lines of discipline.
Cut out on caffeine
Are you reaching out for a cup of tea or coffee during odd hours? Here’s a wakeup call f– start your day with a fresh pomegranate juice or fresh fruit. This will ensure a healthy sleep pattern and will keep your skin glowing.
Binge-watching and couch potato go hand in hand. With screen times shooting up for as long as 10 hours, it is essential to give yourself a break from excessive screen time. Begin with a minimum of 30 minutes, it’s time to focus on your inner-self and cut out the external noises.
The WFH culture may have turned us a little lazy but we can capitalize on this time instead to be more productive post quarantine. They say it takes 21 days to build a habit and 90 to make it a lifestyle. The lockdown may seem uncertain but we sure can emerge as winners and make the most of this time. So stay healthy, positive and at home!