Post Eid-ul-Adha detox: Refresh and rejuvenate your body and mind with these easy tips
After the grand Bakra Eid feast, it's time to get your fitness routine back on track. Here are expert tips that will help detox your body and mind.
Eid-ul-Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice is celebrated with much fanfare by Muslims across the world. The festival, also known as Bakra Eid or Bakrid is marked by the ceremonial animal sacrifice that is carried out every year to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son for the sake of God. The meat from the sacrifice is divided into three equal parts. The first one is for the family, the second is shared with relatives while the third portion is given to poor and needy. (Also read: Eid-ul-Adha fitness tips: Fun exercise ideas and ways to burn calories while celebrating Bakra Eid)
A variety of dishes are part of Eid spread from mutton shami kebab, bhuni raan, seekh kebab, sheer khurma, mutton biryani, mutton korma, haleem, yakhni, seviyan to a variety of other mouthwatering delicacies. Eid and the days leading up to it are spent savouring calorie-laden food, partying with family and friends till late and having fun and frolic. Post Eid, one must give rest to both body and mind by hydrating well, eating nutritious food and sleeping well.
Taking care of your physical and mental health post-Eid is important, especially after the festivities and indulging in delicious food. Nutritionist Sakshi Lalwani shares some tips to help you stay on track:
1. Engaging in physical exercise
First, let's talk about the importance of exercise. Engaging in physical activity can significantly improve your physical and mental health. After indulging in food during Eid, regular exercise can help you burn off any excess calories, improve your metabolism, enhance your mood, and reduce stress.
2. Consume nutrient-dense foods
When it comes to healthy eating, it's important to focus on consuming nutrient-dense foods. For example, fruits and vegetables are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and fibre that can help you feel full and satisfied while nourishing your body. Meanwhile, consuming lean protein sources like fish, chicken, and legumes will help you stay full and repair any muscle tissues that may have been damaged during your workouts.
Staying hydrated is essential for your body to function correctly. Drinking enough water can help flush toxins out of your body, reduce bloating, and keep your skin looking and feeling healthy. Adequate hydration can also help prevent overeating, as thirst can often be mistaken for hunger.
4. Take out time to rest and recharge
Finally, practicing self-care is crucial to your overall well-being. Taking time for yourself to relax and recharge can help reduce your stress levels, improve your mood, and boost your overall happiness. You can practice self-care in many ways, such as taking a relaxing bath, going for a walk, practicing meditation or yoga, reading a book, or even taking a nap. The important thing is to take some time for yourself every day, even if it's just a few minutes.