Start your day on a healthy note with this 5-step immunity-boosting routine
How you begin your day in the morning, decides your physical and mental well-being, and your overall mood. Nowadays, people have only one health agenda — that of boosting their immunity. A healthy immune system can work like a shield and protect the body against seasonal diseases and infections. Amid the ongoing pandemic, it becomes all the more important to defend the body.
Nutritionist, diabetes educator and wellness coach Sheryl Salis says that immunity is not built in a day, but over a period of time that involves “making certain changes in your lifestyle, familiarizing a basic routine through the day, eating nutritious foods and keeping the body active through physical activity”.
“A healthy morning routine is ideal for people who wish to have a productive day, especially when they are required to chase a bunch of tasks,” she says, suggesting an easy-to-follow five-step morning routine.
* Meditation: As soon as you wake up, do the Balasana or ‘child’s pose’ while sitting on your bed. Hold the position for as long as possible. This yoga asana helps relax muscle stiffness in the morning and improves blood flow to the brain. Then sit upright and meditate or perform basic breathing exercises to help relax the mind and increase body functionality after a night’s sleep.