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Learn about some fitness tips to improve the working woman’s health

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On the one hand, the passion of becoming a successful woman brings new energy to her, on the other hand she almost forgets herself while playing the responsibility of home and children. In such a situation, she ignores her health somewhere.

Due to lack of time, she does all the work she needs, but she does not have time for herself. In such a situation, in the absence of her own care, she is able to sit on many types of diseases.

Today we will tell you about some fitness tips to improve the working woman’s health –

Keep yourself active – If you work for long hours in the office, then get into the habit of getting up in between. You can use the stairs instead of the lift. If it is too late while working on computer, then stand for some time.

Storage healthy food – Place roasted chickpeas, peanuts, corn at home and office. Always keep multi grain biscuits, energy bars and some fruit salad with you. Be it your home or office.

Take time out for exercise – Make a habit of taking time out for exercise in your very busy routine. Do any type of strength training twice a week for 20 minutes. You can go for a walk or cycling on weekends. You can walk for a while after eating food in the evening.

Eat oats and muesli – Do not forget to have breakfast in the early morning rush of office. Place oats and muesli for breakfast. This will be complete food for your breakfast. Eat them with yogurt, milk or fruit juice. They are best for both taste and health.

Prefer baked goods – Make away from fried things and prefer baked products instead. Similarly, eat fresh things instead of frozen. Cookies, Chocolate, Burgers, Bathurries, Rice or Snacks that say no to things made with fine flour.

Make yourself flexible – To make yourself flexible, you make a habit of getting up more and more on the ground and sitting, bending or working. This flexibility will bring into your body. Go to the gym whenever you want. Do a workout in the right gym for half an hour.

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Why eating onion and garlic is prohibited during Navratri. Read here

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The season of festivals is here and there is a lot of excitement in the air. The first in the line-up of festivals is Navratri . It is celebrated in the holy month of Ashwin, and is also known as Maha Navaratri. Devotees worship the nine forms of Durga also called the Nav Durga during this period with plenty of offerings and bhog and observe special fasts to seek her blessings.

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It is believed that during these 9 days, Goddess Durga descends from the heavens above and takes shelter amongst her devotees to bless them with strength, power and prosperity. During the Navratri fasts, people follow a strict vegetarian diet and refrain from consuming certain foods like cereals, grains, non-vegetarian food, regular salt and alcohol. They prepare their daily meals with vrat ingredients like Singhara atta, buckwheat flour, sabudana,fresh fruits, sendha namak and samak ke chaawal. If you happen to observe these ritualistic fasts, or know someone who is keeping them, you may know of the practice of not including onions and garlic in the special Vrat ka Khana or fasting meal. In fact, people who do not observe these fasts also refrain from consuming onion, garlic, non-vegetarian food and alcohol during the nine days of Navratri

But, do you know why you are told to avoid onion and garlic even though they are categorised as vegetarian foods?

 

According to Hindu and ancient Ayurvedic understanding, foods can be divided into three categories, depending upon their nature and the response they trigger in the body after consumption. These three categories are as follows.

1.Raajasic food

2.Taamasic food

3.Saatvik food

The word Saatvik comes from the word, Sattva – which means the one that is pure, natural, vital, energetic, clean and conscious. Saatvik foods include most of your vrat ingredients like fresh fruits, cooling curd, pure rock salt, seasonal vegetables like pumpkin and lauki and subtle spices like cumin, coriander and black pepper. On the other hand, the words ‘Rajas’ and ‘Tamas’ refer to something that is destructive, resentful, unripe and weak.

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While fasting for Navratri, people opt to go for saatvik food. Besides the religious aspect, there is a scientific reason for this too. Sharad Navratri falls around the months of October-November which usually mark the transition period from autumn to winter. During this time of seasonal change, our immunity tends to decline and therefore, it helps to switch to light saatvik food that does not burden your digestive system. It may also help in keeping away from toxins that may breed in greasy, heavy or unhealthy food, and thus, cleanses your body of all impurities.

Onion and garlic are categorized as Taamasic in nature, and have been linked to invoke carnal energies in the body. Onions are also said to produce heat in the body. Therefore, they are avoided during the Navratri fasts..

Ancient Vedic texts also regard salty, spicy, strong and pungent foods to take away one’s focus from the devotion of the Lord.

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