Lifestyle plays a huge role in your fitness and health. Often a sedentary lifestyle along with unhealthy eating habits contribute to weight gain or other lifestyle diseases. With discipline and patience, you can work on your lifestyle to reach a fitness level you have always desired. Always remember that whatever changes you implement should not be focused on temporary results, but rather on a long and sustainable lifestyle.
A good fitness level is more important than just fat loss. However, you can lose fat by practising these things:
1. Make Your Diet A Lifestyle:
Most people tend to focus on diet as a destination, rather than a journey. Your nutrition should not be a trend or a plan for short-term results, but rather a lifestyle that you can follow effortlessly. Although easier said than done, implementing a positive lifestyle can have tremendous long-term results. Tweaking your food habits and incorporating essential macro and micronutrients can aid your fat-loss journey. A good way to include the right food components in your diet is through a good diet plan which you must follow with discipline. Eat good food every day. It's as simple as that. Don't divert even if you have to eat the same food every day, you can always innovate your dishes with the help of spices and other preparation methods.
2. Workout Regime To Increase Activity:
Even if you can't do a heavy workout every day, it is essential to include some kind of activity in your lifestyle. Find a physical activity that suits you. Some people despise gyms, but love jogging or playing a sport. Some like strength training and lifting weights. Whatever you choose, follow through without any excuses. Your daily physical activity plays a huge role in your metabolism and fitness level. It's not just about burning calories; it's about setting a pattern for your body to undergo positive stress. When you exercise, your body is already doing half the work required for losing weight and becoming fit.
3. Don't Compromise on Your Sleep and Hydration:
People underrate the importance of a good night's sleep. Your body requires sleep to recover, to balance the cortisol hormone level which is responsible for your binge eating. Sleeping is our body's natural way of balancing the stress level and rectifying any errors in its system. Fix a sleeping time and don't change it no matter what. This is one of the most important changes you must incorporate. The other being hydration water is extremely important for your system. Not only does it help in passing the nutrients throughout your system, but it also helps the body detox and shed the pesky water retention habit. You'll be surprised by the number of times your body confuses thirst for hunger, so always drink adequate water. Set a reminder through a phone app, it can be helpful.
(The author Pranit Shilimkar is a Health and Fitness Entrepreneur, Digital Content Creator and Founder of Fitnesstalks)
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Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 (IANS) The powerful body of the traders -- Kerala Vyapari Vywasayi Ekopana Samithi on Monday said that they are going to open their shops from August 9.State president of the Samithi, T. Nasirudhin said they gave a lot of time to the government to sort out their issues."Nothing has happened and the so-called Covid package which was recently announced means nothing. We will be opening from August 9," said Nasirudhin.The traders body has been up in arms since the last month and in the second week of July angry traders having their business establishments at Kozhikode launched a massive protest. They clashed with the police shouting slogans that they also want to live."Who will pay our debts. This cannot go on indefinitely," were the cries of protests that rendered the air at the once busy Kozhikode Mitayi Therevu (Sweet Street).Even though the traders' body had made a similar announcement, they backed out at the last moment.Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan after hearing about the traders' decision to open shops, by passing the Covid guidelines, spoke tough and warned them not to take things for granted.Now with Nasirudhin coming out strongly, all eyes are on the state level monitoring committee when it meets on Tuesday to decide if they need to have a relook into its Covid protocol strategy.--IANSsg/dpb
Thiruvananthapuram, July 12 (IANS) Angry traders having their business establishments at Kozhikode, launched a massive protests on Monday and clashed with the police on the streets."We want to live, who will pay our debts. This cannot go on indefinitely," were the cries of protests that rendered the air at the once busy Kozhikode Mitayi Therevu (Sweet Street).Joining the protesters were the Youth Congress activists and with both these groups out on the streets, the police also got into their act and started arresting them under the violation of Covid lockdown rules.As per the Covid protocol in the state, shops can open depending on which category (A, B, C, D) they belong to based on the test positivity rate of each local body."As of now, Saturday and Sunday are total lockdown and apart from that, places are categorised. We feel these are totally unscientific. There has to be an end to our misery as life has to go forward. If these are the ways things are going forward, not many will be left. This has to change, if not, suicides will increase," said an angry group of protesters.Hearing about the protests spilling on to the streets, local Minister A.K. Saseendran, in charge of Forests and one who hails from Kozhikode, assured that things will be looked into, while the state Local Body Minister M.V. Govindan also promised the traders that he will see how things can go forward."See, we are only following the basic rules that have been laid down. According to the rule of law, the protesters have been arrested and let out on bail. We can only do this," said a top police official at Kozhikode.However, the leader of the traders body T. Nasirudhin said, Monday's protest was not one under their organisation and it was a natural one."These days it's difficult to contain the members of our body. The Muslim festival of Eid-Ul-Adha is round the corner and it's natural for all traders to get some business and hence shops should be allowed to open," said Nasirudhin.Kerala has been caught badly in the Covid pandemic and close to 23 per cent of the new daily Covid cases are from the state and the active cases are over one lakh and hence the state government is continuing with such strong lockdown measures.--IANSsg/skp/
No matter how high the thread count or how lovely the pattern, your pillowcase can harbour a lot of gunk, grunge, and other debris. Changing your sheets, which should be done at least once a week or at the most once in two weeks, is a must. But, if you want to be truly kind to yourself, or at least to your face, you should change your pillowcase at least once a week, if not more often.
Your Pillowcase Contains Dust Mites And Their Poop
Your entire body including your face is constantly shedding dead skin cells. Those dead skin cells accumulate on your pillowcase. And if you think that's gross, wait until you see what comes next. Those cells, it turns out, are a favourite snack of microscopic dust mites, who feed on the delectable bits of dead skin right where you sleep.
Think again if you believe your home is free of dust mites. Dust mites are common in most homes, and the allergens they produce are derived from faecal pellets and body parts. Yes, dust mites leave a trail of poop and carcasses for you to roll your face in.
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There's More - Mucus, Dandruff, Ear Wax, and Saliva
Various types of body discharge can be transferred to pillowcases, sheets, clothes, towels, and other fabrics. Bodily secretions account for up to 70 percent of the dirt on your pillowcase. We produce and shed about one litre of sweat, 10 grams of salt, 40 grams of sebum and 2 billion dead skin cells on a daily basis.
It gets worse when you add in mucus, dandruff, earwax and saliva. If you wear makeup, facial moisturisers, sunscreens or hair care products which can rub-off on your pillowcase, there may be even more residue.
What This Can Do To Your Skin
All of that goop can cling to your skin, which is why pillowcases were created in the first place. If you slept on a 'naked' pillow, it could accumulate and transfer to your skin, causing skin irritation and acne breakouts.
And it doesn't help if you have a pillowcase but don't wash it. Soiled pillowcases can cause breakouts, especially if you have acne-prone or sensitive skin.
If you live with, and sleep with, a pet, you are adding to the list of potential irritants. Pet hair and dander on pillowcases can exacerbate allergies and eczema in people who are prone to these conditions. If you sleep with a pet, you should wash your pillowcases even more frequently.
If you can't see the scum, try smelling it.
If your pillowcases appear clean but smell bad, this indicates that they aren't truly clean. Body secretions and germs on your pillowcase are invisible to the naked eye but not to our noses. They cause an offensive stink.
A weekly wash is a good idea if you don't want to aggravate the problem. Greasy body soils and dirt can become embedded between the fibres of your pillowcases, especially if they are not washed on a regular basis.
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New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday took a dig at Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar over his comment on the vaccination issue, saying his government's aim is to "save lives, not vaccines".Taking a potshot at Khattar, Kejriwal said only vaccines can save lives of people so the sooner vaccines are administered, the more people are likely to be safe. "Khattar Sahib, only vaccine will save people's lives. The sooner the vaccine is administered, the more people will be safe. My aim is not to save the vaccine, but to save people's lives," Kejriwal tweeted.Kejriwal's remarks came after Khattar criticised the Delhi government's decision to stop vaccination for people in the 18-44 age group -- being covered under the Central government's third phase of the vaccination drive.Khattar had alleged that the entire objective behind Kejriwal government's decision was to create drama.The Haryana Chief Minister had advised Kejriwal to manage vaccine inoculation in a better manner since Delhi has been getting more vaccine compared to other states. "We can also end our vaccine stocks in one day by inoculating 2 lakh people in one day. But we are managing it by inoculating 50,000 to 60,000 people per day. If we would manage like this our vaccination process will continue. So, Kejriwal should follow these...," Khattar said. Kejriwal on May 23 announced the decision to stop inoculation of younger adults in the 18-44 age group, saying that the city was running out of stocks. He also appealed to the central government to increase the Capital's allocation of vaccines against the coronavirus disease Delhi received 1.6 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines this month, and its allocation for June has been halved to around 800,000, Kejriwal then said, adding that at this rate, it will take the city 30 months - or two-and-a-half years - to inoculate its entire adult population of around 15 million adults. Kejriwal had reiterated that Delhi needs around 8 million doses per month to vaccinate all adults in the next three months. --IANS rak/ash
Chennai, April 30 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan on Friday said vaccination for those aged between 18 and 44 may not start on Saturday for want of vaccine stocks.Radhakrishnan said supplies of Covid-19 vaccines have not come yet and it is not known when they would arrive so that those who are aged between 18 - 44 can be vaccinated.He said the state government has ordered for 1.5 crore vaccines.On the other hand, Radhakrishnan said there is sufficient stock of vaccines for those who are 45 and above.The central government recently permitted vaccination of those who are between 18 - 44. Earlier those who were 45 and above were allowed to be vaccinated against coronavirus.--IANSvj/sdr/