Simple Ways To Nourish Your Body

HEALTH  |  November 24, 2017
  • Going to bed early
    1 / 3 Going to bed early

    It’s not always easy to slow down the pace with today’s ultra-connected and busy lifestyle. When the days get shorter, we should, however, respect this drop in energy and slow down our activities. Unless you’re a natural night owl, you can snuggle up in bed from 10.30pm with no reason to feel guilty. Reading a book, doing breathing exercises, inhaling a few drops of essential oils or listening to music can help you doze off.

    (Also Read: 5 Foods That Make You Really Tired, Both Physically And Mentally)

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  • Doing yin yoga
    2 / 3 Doing yin yoga

    Close to meditation, yin yoga is a slow and gentle stress-busting activity. Holding floor-based poses for three to four minutes forces us to slow down and listen to the sensations within the body. This can be beneficial in the evenings, to stretch out the body thoroughly and nourish the immune system. If you have trouble motivating yourself to head to a yoga studio, try an online class in the comfort of your home.

    (Also Read: Do These Yoga Poses If You Have Stiff Back & Shoulders)

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  • Drinking warm drinks
    3 / 3 Drinking warm drinks

    Try swopping sodas, fruit juices and sparkling water for warm drinks. Sipping on warm drinks before and after your meals helps prevent the loss of heat while also being good for digestion. Herbal teas like lemon, ginger, rosemary, fennel and cinnamon warm and invigorate the body. Try these teas instead of coffee for breakfast.

    (Also Read: 11 Teas You Should Drink For Fat Loss)

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    A version of this story first appeared in The Singapore Women’s Weekly. The go-to, trusted magazine for the latest news and information in areas that matter most to the professional working woman, The Singapore Women’s Weekly is now available in both print and digital formats. Visit www.WomensWeekly.com.sg for more.

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