Tips for a healthy lifestyle.

These days we all are keeping busy with laptops, phones, etc as these all are becoming are best friends in our new normal lifestyle. Recently met one of my friends who want to make some healthy lifestyle changes in her life like these days she is feeling very stressed, tired by the overburden of work and eating junk all day and she is very keen to change her lifestyle.

So got some inspiration from my friend and thought to share with you all some very minor lifestyle changes that can lead you towards a healthy and stress-free life.

1.Start your day with a glass of water :

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We all are aware of the benefits of water and if we start our day with a or two glass of water every day it will immediately rehydrate our body after the long hours of sleep. It will provide you with the wake-up charge and gives you the instant energy required to start a fresh day.

Just have the glass of water right after you wake up before brushing your teeth and you will surely observe some positive changes in your body.

2. Eat right:

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One of the very crucial factors that determine our health is what we eat in a day. One thing that we should follow is to have home-cooked fresh food only. Eat what is cooked in your home avoid everything that comes in a packet. You should focus on the quality of food instead of quantity, Quality here means you should know what you are eating on a plate. Cut out the portion from your plate but the amount you are eating should be high in protein, high in fibers and less in carbs and sugar.

3. Walking or Exercise:

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These days we all spent most of our day sitting in front of laptops, computers, and moreover in front of the TV. A recent study proved that working professionals are spending 70% of their waking time in a seated position only.

Now the question comes how can we improve our physical activities, one very simple tip is to stand from your place every hour, stretch your body, walk some steps for just 2-3 mins only. You can also use stairs instead of a lift.

Just remember only 25-30 mins of walking/day can contribute to your physical activity and soon you all will transform your life towards a healthy lifestyle.

4.Good Sleep:

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this pic tuely says our story, we all are so much busy in our lives that hardly sleeps for 4-5 hrs daily whereas it should be 7-8 hrs daily.

A good night’s sleep is very important for a healthy life, it just provides with as many benefits as by healthy eating and exercising.

But these days again our mobile phones, laptops are interfering in our sleep pattern at night we spent time with our phones, etc which depriving our sleep pattern.

so if you wants to transform your life in a healthy way just indulge in a good sleep pattern, put down your phone away before half an hour going to bed, and meditate for 5-10 mins for a good sleep.

5. Say no to sugar or processed foods.

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Yes, you read it right “no to sugar or processed foods”.

Do you all know how we are getting dependent on processed food these days like chips,cookies, chocolates, etc? These foods have long term bad effects on our body, also refined sugar offers no nutrition, a recent study proved that more than two tablespoons of sugar a day takes a toll on your body and leads you towards imbalance in blood sugar level. Moreover, sugar also contributes to weight gain because sugar is responsible for elevated cholesterol levels in the body, so if sugar has so much of bad effects than imagine what processed food does to your body which has a good amount of sugar in them.

Just replace junks with healthy nuts or dried fruits like raisins, almonds, walnuts, figs, dates, etc which also helps in lowering down your sugar cravings also and provides you with good fat and protein which is very essential for the overall development of the body.

so if you want to achieve a healthy body with an active mind them please try to follow the above-mentioned points I’m sure sooner you will see positive changes in your body.

If you have any suggestions and feedback do let me know in the comments section below.

 

 

 

Decor Ideas for Your Balcony.

A balcony is a place in your home where you can have direct access to sunlight and can make yourself refresh and relaxed. You must have a balcony in your home if you want to enjoy your cup of tea in the soothing and calm breeze of air every morning and evening. Feel yourself lucky if you have a balcony in your home be it a big or small.

We all give our entire home perfect decor with splendid interiors but forget to do so with our balcony which holds a special place in our home.

so here are some of the balcony decor ideas to make your balcony a perfect place to hang on after your busy schedule.

1.Small Furniture: In an apartment with a small balcony choose your furniture smartly that fits in your balcony perfectly. Don’t overdo with the furniture and keep it simple without compromising on comfort to let nature make it as beautiful with its natural beauty.

look: how very minimal furniture can make your balcony a perfect place to hang on with your friends and family.

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2. Hanging Planters: If your balcony has a railing it’s a good way to decorate it by hanging planters and pots with colorful flowers, you can utilize the wall also to hang some small planters. Place a corner couch or a small chair to relax with nature. Opt for the plants that that has nice fragrance or you can go with herbs to make your balcony smell as good as it looks.

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3.Swings:  It is always a good idea to have a swing in the balcony, including swing with nature is a playful idea, swing will surely swing up your mood to another level and will surely enhance the ambiance of the outdoor area.

These days many trendy swings are available you can go with anyone that suits up your space.

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4.Dining Table:  Having a dining table with chairs is another a great way to increase the serenity of your balcony, you can utilize this type of tables for having a perfect candlelight dinner with your loved ones. What a great idea it is to have your meals with nature.

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5.Floor Pillows or cushions: No need to invest so much on furniture if you are renting in an apartment just get some colorful pillows or cushions that can be used to relax and will add on to the decor of your balcony.

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6. Lighting: Last but not the least Lighting, perfect lighting can surely give some wow factor to the decor of any area, light up your balcony with some pendants and hanging bulbs.

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So these were some of the ideas to make your balcony heart of your home.

 

Types of Dining Tables in trends these days.

The most important part of our day is spent in the Dining room and the Dining tables are called the heart of the dining room where we sit with our beloved family members to have some good time, enjoying perfect birthdays or anniversaries dinners, or discussing something very important, so why not to have a good and unique style of dining table as having a perfect dining table speaks a lot about your decor style and your personality.

Give your Dining room a touch of flawless decor with these stylish Dining tables:

1.Touch of Bohemian:

You can give your dining room a Boho or artistic feel by adding different colors of chairs with rustic wooden table, this will not only add colors to your decor but gives you a soothing and relaxing boho-chic feel.
Have a look.

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Adding differently shaped & colored chairs is a perfect way of adding colors to your dining room without changing its decor.

2.Dining table with Bench:

Adding a bench to your dining table not only gives your dining room an elegant look but also adds on to the extra sitting space, two or three ( for a long bench ) people can sit comfortably on a single bench.
Match the bench with the texture of the table to give a trendy look.

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This style of dining table is most suitable for a complete family dinner organized for a perfect occasion.

3. Marble top dining tables:

These days marble top dining tables are in very much in trends, this type of dining table gives a very classy look to your dining room.

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4.Glass top dining tables

Another great idea to add a simple and sleek dining table is to go with glass top dining tables. Glass top tables create an impressive combination with Upholstered chairs.

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5.Dining table with colorful chairs:

Another trend available these days is to use differently colored chairs with a table. That will make your dining room full of energy and life. Colorful chairs will surely make your mealtime a happy time and will surely enhance the decor of your dining room. This idea of a dining table is a very sophisticated one, you can create an eye-catchy look by accessorizing the room with pendants and wall mirrors.

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so, to create a wow factor in your dining room you can go with any of the above-mentioned dining tables, I’m sure your guests will be fascinated by your choice of a dining table.
For perfect interiors, you must know how to stay organized.  As the perfectly organized room is itself creates a flawless room.
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Simple Habits To Stay Organized.

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We usually complain that our home is never as organized as we want to have because organizing home is really a very overwhelming task but do you ever realized what is the main reason behind that ???The most significant reason for that is our simple habits because we can say that habits are natural tendencies that we follow in our day to day life. To make our home well organized we just have to follow some good practice. Today I thought of sharing some of my personal habits that I follow daily to make my home Lil productive and organized.

So here are they:

1. Make a habit to make your bed daily:

The most relaxing space in our home could be our bedroom, we usually think in a way that why bother to make the bed if again in night we have to come in the night anyway. but believe me, if you make it a habit of making your bed very first thing in the morning every day,  you will not only make your bedroom organized but will find positive energy triggering you by seeing your bedroom looking so nice and organized.

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Unorganized Bedroom
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Organized Bedroom

So, ask urself from the two pictures above, which room is giving peace to your eyes???

I know the answer, that is the organized one!!!! so why not to implement this rule in your daily life also i.e. to make your bed and give a positive start of the day.

2. Cleaning up the Kitchen daily in the night:

  I know I’m sounding very harsh here as most of you must be thinking that how is it possible to clean the kitchen or empty the sink daily in the night after the hectic day. We all must be working very hard in the day, some of you are working professionals, some of you must be working very hard whole day with kids or completing household chores in the day, so how can we manage to wash used utensils or clean up the kitchen daily in the night??

But please give it a try once,u will find really helpful in making your home well organized, just clean up the used utensils and arrange the platform and you will find a happy shinning kitchen in the morning, but just don’t do it yourself only take the help of your family members to make it so.

try to make it a habit before your heads hit the pillow in the night and you will feel proud to yourself.

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3. Organize your study or work table after you finish your work.

 I work from home and I have a proper working table for it which I organize daily after I wind up my work and many of you might be having a place in your home where you read books, write something or work on computers or laptops. So make it a habit of cleaning up that chaos which you made while working- like putting all stationary back to the place, collecting all papers/books, shutting down the laptops and computers and keeping them in a proper manner. If you do it every day before switching off to some other work believe you won’t spend an hour or two in a week cleaning your working/study table.

Make this a rule for your kid’s study table also guide them to do so after they finish up their work.

It will only take up 5 mins more but will create a huge difference. Try it!

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4. Trash or Donate used toys: 

Kids are blessing for every home, but they love to have many toys in their room, teach them when they bring new ones in, some old ones will go out because if you don’t follow this rule their toys will take over your entire house, this way they will learn the “joy of giving also”.

Make sure to keep toys well organized in boxes ask your kids to play with one toy at a time, I know it is Lil bit difficult to manage but give it a try I know finally you will succeed in making your kids realize the habit of organizing their toys.

5. Store the Unneseccary things:

Once you are done with bedroom, kitchen, study, kids room, try to collect the things which do not belong to any of these mentioned categories and if they are unnecessary then keep them in a separate room called the store and when you find their need take them out.

And organizing store is another big task, soon I will write a blog on this till then you enjoy reading this and try to implement some.

I hope if you follow these simple habits you will make your home a perfect place to live in.

Happy Reading!