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

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 22, 2014 18:50 IST

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.

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