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Eat right and exercise: 7 fitness tips for working women

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Eat right and exercise: 7 fitness tips for working women Onmanorama Women shares some tips and trends for those who resolve to be fitter, but lose interest with time.

Trying to balance the demands of family and work can make it difficult for any woman to maintain a healthy diet. But being healthy is more than just making the right food choices - it's also about supplementing healthy food choices with increased participation in physical activity, says an expert, who feels a few exercise trends must be incorporated into one's daily life.

Onmanorama Women shares some tips and trends for those who resolve to be fitter, but lose interest with time.

Eat right and exercise: 7 fitness tips for working women

1. Ditch the office chair: Just because you work in an office setting, it doesn't mean you can't be active. Adding more activity to your day can be as easy as standing at your desk while you make phone calls, holding walking meetings, or even taking the stairs instead of the elevator.

2. Take a walk at lunch: To combat afternoon slumps in energy and focus, take a walk during your lunch hour. Lunchtime strolls could boost people's moods and ability to handle stress at work. If you combine your walk with a meal replacement shake, you are getting a convenient meal while getting some exercise. 

Eat right and exercise: 7 fitness tips for working women

3. Eat more mindfully: Eating mindfully means that you pay attention to the foods you choose in order to properly fuel your body. Establish regular eating habits and follow a few simple rules for a healthier diet -- include plenty of vegetables and whole fruits at meals and snacks, limit your intake of fats and sweets, make sure to feed your muscles with protein, and drink plenty of water.

4. Challenge yourself: Sign up for races such as mud runs, obstacle course races, and triathlons to put your body to the test.

Eat right and exercise: 7 fitness tips for working women

5. Join online. The tech fit industry jumped to new heights in 2016 and proved to be a very practical solution for so many people. It's now easier than ever to work out with a fitness star in a foreign country from the comfort of your own home, or use a fitness app for guidance. With live streaming, get ready to travel, without a passport, for a fitness class.

6. Be balanced: The focus in fitness is becoming centered on overall wellness and not just a 'quick fix' fitness program. And the same holds true for diet too. There will be a rise in more balanced routines that encompass simple old-school time tested exercise, complemented by a healthy diet that is rooted in balanced nutrition, promoting a healthy, active lifestyle. 

Eat right and exercise: 7 fitness tips for working women

7. Explore more fusion: We envision seeing more 'fusion style' classes and programs being developed. These include several elements of fitness programming such as yoga-strength, Pilates- yoga, cardio with strength, et al.

The opinions expressed here do not reflect those of Malayala Manorama. Legal action under the IT Act will be taken against those making derogatory and obscene statements.

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