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World Health Day 2021: Beat Afternoon Sluggishness With These 2 Easy Hacks By Celeb Nutritionist Pooja Makhija

World Health Day 2021: If afternoon sluggishness has disrupted your routine for too long, here are two hacks that you can bank on.

World Health Day 2021: Beat Afternoon Sluggishness With These 2 Easy Hacks By Celeb Nutritionist Pooja Makhija

World Health Day 2021: Afternoon slump occurs because of fluctuations in circadian rhythm

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Afternoon slumps occur anywhere between 2pm-4pm
  2. The body temperature reduces and so does our alertness
  3. Avoid having any liquids 45 minutes after lunch to beat it

World Health Day 2021: Finding motivation on the first Monday of April? Look no further. With the pandemic nowhere close to coming an end, its best that we look for alternatives to get fitter, healthier and stronger at home. Healthy eating and regular exercise are important prerequisites you need. And if there are other health concerns bothering you, we are right here to address them. In this article, we are going to talk about afternoon sluggishness-something that strikes almost every day.

World Health Day 2021: Effective tips to get rid of afternoon sluggishness


Celebrity nutritionist Pooja Makhija recently took to Instagram to talk about afternoon slump, and how it reduces productivity. "Afternoon slump occurs because of fluctuations in our circadian rhythm. It occurs anywhere between 2pm to 4pm. The body temperature reduces and so does our alertness," she informs in her Reel.

Also read: Chaas Or Lassi: Which One Is Better For Weight Loss?

There are two simple nutritional hacks that can help in addressing this concern

Before you reach out for tea, coffee or any other source or caffeine to beat afternoon sluggishness, here's what you can try:

1. Fill half your plate with protein: According to Makhija, you should ensure that the portion size of protein is far larger than the portion size of the carbs in your lunch. This means that the quantity of protein (like dals, pulses, legumes, chicken, fish and eggs) should be more than carbs (like rice, roti, idli, bread, noodles, pasta).

2. Do not have any liquids-tea, coffee, buttermilk, water or chaas-at least 45 minutes after your lunch.

"Both these steps will ensure that you can say goodbye to afternoon sluggishness," Makhija signs off.

Also read: Looking For Some Healthy Snacks? A Healthy Snack Needs These Three Nutrients, Plus Proper Planning

(Pooja Makhija is a nutritionist, dietitian and author)


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