There's a saying in Ayurveda to lead a healthy life, 'Pet Naram, Pair Garam Aur Sir Thanda.' It means, your stomach should be clean, your legs should be walking, and your head should be stress-free. However, this phrase is completely opposite for 9-6 working-class individuals. The stomach is messed up with constipation and bloating; there's no movement but sitting for 8 hours, and the stress has become an inevitable part of lives. So, office workers follow, "Pet Sakht, Pair thande and Sir Garam. " Jokes apart, if you’re in 9 to 5 job then there are certain healthy habits that you can adopt for a healthier lifestyle. Let's see those habits one by one: -
DRINK ENOUGH WATER
Staying hydrated is a must for people who sits for long hours doing strenuous mental jobs.
Water not only keeps the body active but also helps in boosting metabolism and mental alertness. More than 70 per cent of the brain is water, so keep sipping it consistently after every hour.
INDULGE IN EXCERCISING, OR YOGA
A healthy mind lives in the healthy body. There's no way you can be mentally active if you're sluggish and lethargic physically. Exercising rejuvenates body and mind far better than regular coffee. A 30-minute workout session is enough to keep the body fit and in shape. If not gym workouts, then do 20-minute yoga or Surya Namaskar at the roof of your house. The point is to keep your body moving for some time.
Prolonged sitting can have many deteriorating effects on health. So, don't sit longer than 2 hours on your seat. Take 5-minute breaks and get your body in action. You may climb stairs back and forth, take a walk in the office premises or do spine stretches.
EAT HEALTHY, EAT FRESH
What you eat is what you become. If you eat fresh and fibrous food, you will feel the same way. If you eat oily and rotten, you will become that way. The case is as simple as that.
So why not eat food that optimises your whole body for better functioning. Add fruits, milk and whole grains to your diet. Your breakfast should be fulfilling and heavy, and dinner should be lightest. Even a glass of milk at night is enough.
Eat fruits and nuts as an evening snack or brunch. Consume little amounts of food after every 3-4 hours, and maintain a healthy balance of carbs, fats and carbohydrates in the body.
Mental fitness is as necessary as physical fitness. Give your mind some "me time" by doing meditation every day.
It is effortless to do. What you need is a quiet place and willingness to sit for 20-minutes crossing your legs. Close your eyes, and relax with a straight back while focussing only on your breathing.
The benefits of adopting meditation are immense. You will feel relaxed, happy and mentally stable.
DETOXIFY BODY ON REGULAR BASIS
Toxins are collected in our body from the environment and food we eat. Drinking warm lemon water in the morning helps in detoxification. Get your Panchkarma done if you're looking for deep cleansing. Panchkarma practices like Nasya and Basti are highly beneficial in removing them.