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Energize your mind and body

It could also make us feel a lack of motivation to pursue activities that we like. However, the good news is that there are ways to counter low energy levels.

Let us understand why we feel a lack of energy. There are various causes for energy depletion. Some of them are:

1. Improper nourishment: Our hectic schedules have driven us towards fast foods. These contain unhealthy elements. This results in giving us a drained out feeling most of the time.

2. Inadequate rest: We have made our lives so busy that we are hardly left with any time for relaxation. Our bodies and minds are deprived of rest. Hence, we are tired most of the time.

3. Lack of exercise: Regular exercise helps in boosting energy levels as it helps in secretion of energy boosting hormones. Most of us lead sedentary lifestyles and therefore deprive ourselves of these vital hormones.

4. Stress: It is one of the most important causes for lack of energy. If our minds are not at peace, we cannot be relaxed. For complete relaxation of the body, it is essential to relax the mind.

All these factors can be summarized as leading an unhealthy lifestyle. You can lead a life where you do not feel drained and fatigued by just making simple changes in your lifestyle.

Tips for boosting energy levels:

1. Include Magnesium in your diet:

Magnesium performs numerous biochemical reactions in the body including breaking glucose into energy. Therefore, it is beneficial to include magnesium-rich foods such as almonds, hazelnuts, or cashews in your diet. Fish such as Halibut also increases the Magnesium levels.

2. Go for regular Walks:

Walking is one of the simplest exercises. It does not require any equipment and can be done by anyone. Most of us avoid it due to lack of time or lack of energy. But the irony is that a walk boosts your energy levels.

3. Don’t skip your meals:

Your body needs all the minerals and vitamins. Hence, it is essential not to skip your meals.

4. Meditate:

Stress leaves an individual mentally and physically drained. One of the best ways to counter stress is through meditation.

5. Reduce intake of alcohol:

Cutting down on your alcohol intake in the evening, helps you get a good night’s rest. This helps you reenergize for the next day.

6. Drink more water:

Keeping your body hydrated is one of the simplest ways of keeping off exhaustion.

Although this list is not comprehensive, these are some of the easy to follow tips to enhance energy levels.

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How to Protect Your Immune System

The term ‘foreign invader’ is used for the bacteria, parasites, fungi and other viruses that can lead to illness through infections. It is the job of an immune system to keep these infectious organisms out and destroy them.

Though unseen, the immune system cells are constantly gobbling up with the bacteria and blocking viruses from invading your cells. Similar to your heartbeat and indigestion, the immune response is a system that functions on its own and you don’t control them. But, there are a lot of practices that can work as your helping hand. Some of such practices are:

  • Good hygiene- The first step to begin with the defence is to keep all prospective germs at bay. How can it be done? By following good personal hygiene habits. Stop infection as it begins and before it begins. Make sure you avoid spreading your infections to others with these simple measures:
    • Wash your hands regularly with soap or use sanitizers 5-6 times a day. Always prepare or eat food after washing your hands and every time you use the restroom.
    • Whenever you sneeze or cough, make sure you cover your mouth and nose with a tissue in order to avoid its germs infect others.
    • Always bandage all your cuts because if left open, it can become septic and harm your immune system. If you have any serious cut or wound anywhere on your body, get is examined by the doctor within due course of time.
    • Do not touch your healing wounds and do not squeeze pimples because doing so allows germs to enter your body.
  • Vaccination or Immunisation- A number of serious infections can be prevented by immunisation. Whereas vaccination is used to cure a sore arm or low fever. The vaccination is generally safe and effective in curing such diseases. And when it comes to the infections, consult your doctor for the immunisation status. A number of health care providers and centres provide immunisation services. Generally:
    • Children should be given all necessary immunisations and vaccinations as and when recommended by the doctors.
    • All adults should make sure their vaccinations are up-to-date.
    • Travellers should get additional immunisations before their date of journey.
  • Food safety- Mark yourself safe from the causes of food-poisoning not because they are life-threatening but they can lead to serious medical conditions sometimes. For this, you have to prepare and store your food safely. Take necessary precautions to kill germs or to prevent them entering your immune system:
    • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after each time you handle a raw food.
    • Rinse all meat, poultry, and fish under running water before cooking. Rinse all fruits and vegetables under running water before cooking or serving them.
    • Separate raw foods and cooked foods, and never use the same utensils or cutting boards with cooked meat that were used with raw meat.
  • Healthy travel- If you’re planning a trip, make sure you consult your doctor once, for, if your body needs some immunisations and vaccines before you make any travel. Consult your doctor at least 3 months or as early as possible about your journey and ask him about the precautions you have to take during your visit to the place.

Begin On Your Fitness and Health Journey

Going back and forth with where to start on your new healthy adventure can be very frustrating and confusing to the point where a lot of people give up after a week of trying new and different things.For example my best friend can only have half the carbohydrates a day than I can because my body can process them faster and distribute it evenly throughout my body. So don’t get frustrated from the beginning because everyone starts out in the same place you are now.

Here I have listed a checklist of things you should consider while starting off on your new adventure of being fit healthy and happy!

Throw out more than half of the junk food in your house, if not all of it.
They are only temptations that we don’t need. Yes you can eat them occasionally but having them linger around gives us more incentive to give into the temptations.

Write a list of your fitness goals.
Start off with writing down your morning weight and date it. Then write down where you want to see yourselves and the time frame you are giving yourself.

Start thinking about meal prep.
Meal prep is all about making meals for your week to get you started on a healthy week because the moment you open that fridge you can grab anything but if you know you already have meals that you prepared you are more willing to go for those and that is always the healthier option.

Go shopping for healthy food options.
You can check out anywhere on the internet for recipes and grocery lists for healthy food options.

Get a gym membership
I know not all of us have a lot of money to spend on expensive over the top gym memberships but there are some gyms like XSport or Planet Fitness that offer $10 memberships and the moment you know you are paying for something you will tend to use it way more often. If this really isn’t a viable option then do at home workouts, take daily walks, start up running or biking riding as a new hobby. It is all about starting off with small changes.

Drink more water.
Your daily water intake should be at least 8 glasses of water a day. This will help with your skin, hair, and overall hunger that we tend to get when we start a diet.

Think of this as a lifestyle change for the better.
The moment we stop calling it a diet is the moment we keep trying for this end goal and we keep up with what we started off doing in the first place.



End Sugar Craving

It is imperative to approach elimination of sugar from your diet for the sake of self-care and self-love rather than punishment. Naturally, human beings have a preference of sweetness when it comes to food. However, as sugar addiction reduces, the body re-establishes its natural harmony.

Tips for phasing out sugar craving

1. Adjusting to milder sweets

The use of excessively refined sweets increases your desire and tolerance for sweets to unhealthy standards. Making a choice of mild natural sweeteners allows your body readjust and free you from the cycles of sugar. The adjustment will help you start enjoying natural sugar-free desserts.

2. Eating whole fruits and sweet veggies

A fresh ripe fruit is a good example of a sweet, whole food. When eaten this was, the natural sugars in the fruit possess the exact minerals, vitamins, enzymes and fiber combinations that the body requires for digestion and utilization. Natural vegetables like parsnips, yams, beets and carrots also offer similar benefits. When you eat them regularly, the mellow sweet flavors helps in curbing sugar cravings.

3. Chewing well

Always eat complex carbohydrates and grains well. They usually release natural sweetness for calming the nervous system which alleviates the excess desire for sweets.

4. Balancing yin and yang

In China, the Yin and Yang are the main elements for balancing your body. Everything we eat will affect the balance. Eating foods from the middle of the spectrum ensures that the balance remains stable. Cheese, meat, and salty foods are always on the yang end of the range while sugar, alcohol, and coffee are yin. Many people struggle to balance the two ends of this spectrum. Vegetables, nuts, whole grains, and beans are in the middle of the range. A steady diet will support the yin/yang balance of the body and help in freeing the sugar cravings.

5. Drinking a lot of water

The most common cause of cravings is dehydration. Whenever you have an urge to grab something sweet, take a glass of water instead. Rehydrating is an excellent way to intercept cravings and bring back a healthy balance.

6. Exercise and breathe intensely

Sugar cravings can result from having too much acid in your body. Exercising and breathing intensely changes the PH of the body to alkaline. This technique is helpful by keeping the blood in motion and taking your mind off cravings.

Sugar craving is a way of informing you that the body is out balanced or is missing something. The sugar craving is very common as a result of the modern food supply. The key to getting out of this craving is stopping to think about sugar, and starting to think of other activities such as playing and taking whole foods.