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Lifestyle changes to a healthy you

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Update: 2014-09-18 22:30:00
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DHAKA: It is never too late (or early) to go down the healthy route. And you don't have to overhaul your entire life to do that. Just a few simple lifestyle changes are enough to put you on the right track, reports The Times of India.

Eat healthy: You may have heard the importance of healthy eating a million times but do you actually follow it? A nutritious diet is one which comprises fruits, vegetables, poultry, dairy, legumes and limited non vegetarian options. 

Fresh fruits and vegetables are packed with essential nutrients that your body requires on a daily basis. Eat smaller meals throughout the day and make healthy snacking choices. In the long run, your body will be grateful.

Be active: You don't have to visit the gym daily to get a workout. But don't get stuck in a routine that doesn't allow you any time to exercise either. Take the steps instead of the elevator. 

Walk around for your errands instead of using a vehicle. Go for a brisk walk thrice a week or join a yoga class. Whatever you do, don't forget to stretch. Make it a habit to stretch your body out every day. It will barely take a few minutes and keep you flexible.

Step out more: In the hustle bustle of daily life, we often forget to appreciate nature. If you're fortunate enough to stay near a park or a garden, take advantage of it and spend some time there at least a couple of times a week. If you can't do that, try and take off for a weekend getaway every couple of months.

Don't scrimp on sleep: Many people think that sleeping is a waste of time. But your body needs sleep to repair itself both mentally as well as physically and a lack of sleep can cause a number of health problems. Make sure that you get at least seven hours of sleep daily.

BDST: 0745 HRS, SEP 19, 2014

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