#Evening #walk: A #great option!

A brisk evening walk can go a long way in helping you stay fighting fit.

In an era of hectic lifestyles and intense work pressure, it may not be possible to get up early in the morning. However, that need not dampen your spirits, because there is always evening walk that can come to your rescue! A brisk walk in the evening, for as little as 40 minutes a day, will go a long way in keeping you fighting fit and happy. So, all you need to do is take out that one hour without fail from your daily routine. Walking briskly right after a meal isn’t advisable, as that can harm your body. The good thing about walking in the evening is that all your muscles have had the entire day to warm up, so you do not need to work extra hard for the same.

And apart from the positive impact it has on your body (do it religiously for about three months, and you can feel the difference not just in terms of weight, but also stamina!), it also makes you feel way better mentally. It rejuvenates all your senses and makes stress and tiredness go away. It also reduces the risk of hypertension and other diseases. Slowly, you can also work towards improving your speed.

Source: TOI Lifestyle News

How to make your #mornings #beautiful?

Why should your mornings be boring? Add a zing to your mornings by trying different things.
Here’s how you can make your mornings beautiful

Take a morning walk: If waking up early in the morning does not bother you and you are up and about before dawn, then pick up that track suit and take a walk in the pleasant and cool breeze. It will breathe some freshness into your life if done everyday.

Prepare a cuppa: A hot cup of coffee or tea with some biscuits as accompaniments is not a bad idea. How you present the tea or coffee on the coffee table is important. Keep the newspaper or the magazine to read while you savour the hot cup of tea. Use a pitcher like a tea pot or a coffee pot so that you can refill up to your heart’s content.

Arrange a delectable breakfast: Try out different breakfast ideas. Taking from egg based recipes to vegetarian and vegan ones, dish out some of the tastiest and healthiest stuff that everyone of you can enjoy for breakfast.

Begin the morning on a positive note: Wake up with a smile. That will set the mood for the entire day. Don’t let anything affect your mood. Try to get over bitter feelings of any sort.

Make prior preparations: Before going to sleep, arrange everything like the teapot, the cups, the cereals, plan the breakfast menu so that you are not hassled in the morning and you have got ample time to prepare whatever you wanted to make in the morning.

3 Easy #Ways To Give Your #Brain A #Break During The #Workday

To give your brain a break, take a quick walk outside.

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The eight-hour workday became the norm when the Ford Motor Company found that number resulted in maximum productivity at its factories, explains Jeff Stibel, an author and the CEO of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., in a recent LinkedIn post. But, the problem is, the human brain is not meant to focus on the same task for hours at a time.

“The idea of an eight-hour day with a short lunch break is based on the most effective formula for physical labor, not mental work and certainly not creative mental work,” Stibel says. “Evidence shows that the brain cycles from highest attention to lowest attention approximately every 90 minutes. This suggests that you should hit the reset button about that often.”

This is precisely why “hip” Silicon Valley tech companies started the growing trend of offering unique perks that encourage employees to step away from their desks.

“One of the best ways to recharge is to engage in something different,” he says. “If you’ve been reviewing a document for 90 minutes, don’t take a break by reading news articles. Get up and do something completely different.”

Here are three ways to give your brain a break during your workday:

Be physically active. Exercise is good for our brains. That’s why company-sponsored yoga classes and in-office gyms are becoming increasingly common, Stibel says. “If you can’t get in a full workout, don’t fret: stretching for five minutes or even using a standing desk makes small changes that can spur creativity and recharge your batteries.”

Do something you love. Playing office games, going window-shopping, or meeting with a friend for coffee are great ways to give your brain a break from work. “Take advantage of what’s [in] or near your office,” Stibel says. “Being fully engaged in an activity lifts the mood and contributes to feelings of overall well-being.”

Get in touch with nature. “Being outside activates different brain regions than sitting inside, as most of us do for the majority of our workday,” he says. Easy ways to incorporate nature into your workday include taking a walk in a nearby park or regularly having lunch outside.

“Brain breaks can make a big difference in your ability to be productive, creative, and innovative. The paradox is that doing less often allows you to do more,” Stibel concludes.