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Indians and festivals have a relationship as strong as fish and water, as exercise and fitness, as healthy eating habits and staying in shape. It would be an understatement to say “Indians love their festivals.” because we tend to go a little crazy around the time! We put our faith into those and sometimes go into overdrive when it comes to buying gifts and celebration. But festivals also are the time when we all get together, have a lot of catching up to do and also a time for fun and frolic. It is common knowledge, August marks the onset of the festive season and one of the most popular and widely celebrated festivals in the month is Rakshabandhan.
They say Indian festivities and celebrations are incomplete without good food, traditional sweets, and savouries but since the last few years there has been a shift because people have become health conscious and have made a healthy switch so now they prefer chocolates over sweets and try following a few health tips so that they don’t have guilt haunting them just next day onwards so they take care and follow all the health tips to enjoy the festival with good food without gaining it. If you would like to know their secret then read on to find out and try practicing it this festive season.
Here are some incredible tips that would help you focus on your health and make your celebrations sweet but with a twist.
You would have often been advised to stay hydrated but have you ever wondered why? It's because it helps with digestion, prevents Acid Reflux and also saves you from bloating. Since most festivals are about food, especially sweets and we love indulging, we tend to forget about fulfilling the fluid requirements of our body and stay hydrated. To celebrate a fit and healthy Rakshabandhan make sure you stay hydrated and have all the fun.
Although no Rakshabandan can be a happy Rakshabandhan without sweets, there is a way to do it without feeling guilty and that is to prepare them at home. We recommend this because preparing sweets at home though time consuming gives you the freedom of portion control and you can be certain about the quality of ingredients as well. Pro tip: You can replace sugar with jaggery or Stevia to make your sweets better.
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One of the things that make you put on weight almost instantly are aerated drinks. Sipping cola or sodas might give momentary pleasure and taste good but they are ruining your body for the longer run. You can instead opt for smoothies and homemade iced tea. In fact organic drinks also make for great gift options. Healthy drinks not only help you cut down on calories but will also help detoxify your body and boost immunity.
Celebrate a fit and healthy Rakshabandhan and hopefully workout more regularly to have a stronger immune system. Download the FITPASS app now and reserve a slot to make working out a habit so that you can enjoy and indulge in all the delectable festival feasts without feeling guilty.