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Health & Lifestyle

Beating the laziness in office with eating habits you bet, we all need it

Indrani Thakurata

Many a times we all are pestered by the lack of confidence that we can easily do, thereby hindering our moving forward and accomplishing our goals. You can name it laziness, idleness, sloth or anything that you may like, but the fact is, doing nothing when there is a lot to be done is considered to be a sign of the weak and the shrinking. “This keeps happening to me. I feel very sleepy and lethargic when I am in office. Often I feel it’s the lack of sleep. But can’t be. And that’s when I discovered food that can help beat the blues,” says Sudeshna Roy, IT professional.

Benjamin Disraeli once said – “Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.” Saying so, we should understand that although laziness may be a common and natural phenomenon of life, but it has the potential of totally destroying our aspirations. It is like a trap, no matter what we do, we are unable to shake it off. Being or feeling lazy could be quite depressing and draining, as the simplest of task could seem like a big challenge.

Eat enough, eat right: tip to avoid work time laziness

“It is quite normal to feel tired and lazy at the onset of the afternoon. Our sleep signals are at the peak in the night and afternoons, and all because our ‘Circadian Rhythms’ – one which affect sour sleep patterns can be blamed. Elsewise other factors like what we eat, the body’s hydration levels and how much time we are on the computer screen can also be held responsible for the tiring feeling,” says Sheela Seharawat, Entrepreneur and founder & chief mentor of Diet Clinic Health Care Pvt. She explains, “A well-balanced food habit and a nutritious diet, not only minimizes a lot of health related issues but can also help us staying active and avoid feeling lazy and tired. Also, eating the correct amount of food at the correct time is an essential factor that leads to a healthy and active being. If you consider yourself to be a lazy person, take a sneak at the foods mentioned below that you should include in your daily diet that will not only make you live a healthy life, but also keep you active without making you feel like a chore.”

-Fruits – Apple, Cherry, Mango, Grape and lot more (as much as you can include).

-Vegetables – Carrot, Broccoli, Spinach, Cucumber, Onions, Green Pepper and more.

-Dry fruits – Raisins, Almonds, Cashews, Walnuts, Sesame seeds etc.,

-Dairy products – Milk, Curd, Cottage Cheese, Butter.

-Eggs and lean meats.

-Whole Grains – Grains, Bread, Oats, Rice etc.,

-Liquids – Fresh Juices, Fresh water and Soups.

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Make sure that inspite of including the above food items in your daily diet, you should always savour your food. Slowing down on your eating techniques, you will benefit on your digestive system and can also help you shed the extra weight. Slowly eating allows you to concentrate on your food and this way you can savour every bite. It takes almost 20 minutes for our brain to register that we have eaten and eaten enough and are full. Eating slowly gives the brain time to analyze and hereby reduces overeating that causes feeling lazy and sleepy.

Simple healthy tips to avoid being lazy:

Sheela Seharawat lists down the do’s for an active you!

-Never skip your breakfast. It is the most important meal of the day.

-Eat moderately and slowly for lunches. Avoid overeating even when you feel hungry.

-Always avoid munching between breakfast and lunch.

-Avoid junk foods any time of the day and have very little for dinner.

-Always remember, that a good night sleep will keep your sleep requirement fulfilled and you will never feel lazy and sleepy. Research conducted on the subject have revealed that getting enough sleep helps in reducing stress, boosts memory and help live longer and wards off laziness.

-Last but not the least, always keep yourself hydrated. Drink atleast 8 to 10 glasses of water during the whole day.

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