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Secret to staying in the pink of health: Cold water, nuts

Start your day with cold water, nuts and stretching exercises to stay healthy. Drinking cold water on an empty stomach helps you raise your metabolism since your body needs to maintain a neutral temperature at the core.

health and fitness Updated: Aug 22, 2014 18:50 IST
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Start your day with cold water, nuts and stretching exercises to stay in the pink of health, says an expert.

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Chirag Sethi, founder of fitness consulting company Battle of Bulges, shares tips to live a healthy life:

* Drink half a litre of cool water. Drinking cold water on an empty stomach helps you raise your metabolism since your body needs to maintain a neutral temperature at the core. So, the calories are burned to neutralise the temperature of cold water to neutral.

* Take six to 10 almonds and walnut on an empty stomach to help make some enzymes to raise metabolism.

* Breakfast should be the most fulfilling meal of the day. It should have carbohydrate and protein-rich food items.

* Go in for stretching exercises as you leave bed in the morning. This will help to maintain flexibility of muscles and delays the degenerating processes.

* Try walking as much as possible as it helps in burning up extra calories apart from your workout regime.

* Nuts, like almonds and walnuts, are the powerhouse of energy; Peanuts can be munched anytime during the day while raisins remain an excellent choice for post-workout recovery.

* Practise meditation and relaxation. They can assist you in managing your thoughts and are also good for general health, stress reduction and well-being.