Nowadays, there is a renewed focus on health and fitness as COVID-19 has emphasized the importance of daily exercise and nutritious food intake. Maintaining social distancing and use of disposable face masks has become a common norm among the population but a proper health regime provides a healthy body and strong immune system.
We are now in the digital age where people do turn towards the internet for guidance and it has become a huge source of information for the masses. We can’t change some risk factors, such as genetics and age. But, there are also other factors that we can control, such as –
- Air pollution and safety from airborne pathogens (Disposable 3D/4D face masks)
- Regular physical exercise
- Enough sleep (7 to 8 hrs)
- Managing stress levels
- Taking recommended medication and maintaining health precautions.
- Avoidance of nicotine and alcohol-based drinks
Talking about a healthy relationship with food is a good topic to start with.
What do you eat?
The relationship between you and food does not reflect what you eat. You can sometimes cheat your body with cupcakes and pizza just like you have a regular intake of veggies and meat products. Choose food products that make you feel good and there is no feeling of guilt.
Fixing your relationship with food
- Practice discipline – Instead of reminding your body what it needs, let your body tell you what its requirements are. Get rid of your android and other devices when you are having your meal. Pay attention to every recipe that you are getting on your plate and taste how it feels.
- Permission to eat – Listen to your body and eat when your body feels, it needs the nutrients. Do not miss your meals.
- Accept food that fits you – Some food products do fuel your body and prepare you for your next task. Vitamins and whole grains nourish your spirit and your body. Junk food only hurts you in a long run.
- Avoid food guilt – If a gym trainer restricts you from your calorie intake or the body shames you, it’s time for a change. We have also seen that there is an intense push of restricted diets over Facebook and Instagram by bloggers. Try to find those accounts on social media where they promote balanced nutrition.
- A good intake of whole grains and soluble fiber – The intake of whole grains lowers the risks of heart diseases. Whole grains are a wonderful source of fiber and the sources are –