• Trishna Patnaik

Managing Weight During Corona Lock-down

This is the time when we all in the family are at home, we are social distancing, we are working from home, and are restricting our movement out of the house to a bare minimum. If we don’t have a good healthy routine there is a chance that we may put on weight.

Reasons being:

1 No going out, so less movement

2 Working from home, sitting at a stretch for long hours

3 Watching TV with family and binging on junk food like chips etc

4 Eating whatever is available without planning

5 Eating more quantities as all the meals are along with family and we start enjoying

6 Not following up with the workout routine

7 Sleeping late and waking up late

8 Indulging in big spreads more often

9 Consuming more tea, coffee and juices

10 Spending more time on digital devices

As we all know this is a difficult phase and we must not compromise on our health and the most important thing is we should not put on weight sitting at home. Here are some measures we must follow so that we are fitter than ever :

1 Don’t change your sleep routine, go to bed in time and wake up early as usual as you would do if it was a normal working day.

2 Don’t miss out on your workout routine, don’t worry if your gym or Yoga studio is closed, you can continue doing your routines either by following apps, or live sessions etc. You may even watch a video and do your workout. Elate Wellbeing if offering online yoga sessions free of cost now.

3 Try doing something different where you can involve your kids as well as pets. You can do a dance workout with family.

4 Eat all your meals on time and plan a healthy nutritious meal every time, take help of your kids and spouses in the process

5 Create your own healthy recipes for mid-morning and mid-evening snacking as well

6 Have a light dinner and try to finish it by 8 pm

7 Take a walking/jumping/ stretching break every hour

8 Drink enough water and every time you need a glass walk to the kitchen and get a fresh glass filled

9 Keep healthy snacks to munch while watching TV with the family , it could be nuts, fruits, sprouts etc

10 Than having regular tea and coffee make healthy concoctions of herbs and spices available in the kitchen

11 Distribute your meal every three hours, this way you can restrict the quantity and portion size

12 Try to walk at least 6000 steps before you go to bed at night. This could be done at home

13 Spend time in planning your healthy and nutritious meal for the next day with family. make it an interesting and engaging activity for everyone.

14 Keep yourself physically and mentally active, do breathing routines, meditations etc

15 Be positive and spread positivity around, cultivate your long lost hobbies, spend quality time with family and Pray.

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