Now is the time to establish healthy habits that you can continue doing when the quarantine is over. To boost your immunity, health, and productivity, read on for our top 11 tips for staying fit and healthy at home.

1. Workout

Even though you can lose weight without working out but workout makes the process faster. You can do bodyweight exercises at home.

2. Increase Your Water Intake

The body is about 60% water, give or take. There are many different opinions on how much water we should be drinking every day.

Studies have produced varying recommendations over the years, but in truth, your water needs depend on many factors, including your health, how active you are, and where you live. Practice drinking at least 3 liters of water a day. The best time to drink water is just upon waking up.

3. Eat a Handful of Nuts 

Almonds, cashews, peanuts, etc are a great source of fat. Good fat cuts bad fat. Eat one handful of nuts every day. Do not remove the skin of almonds. It is rich in vitamin E.

4. Switch to Low-Fat Dairy 

Always choose low-fat dairy products. Low-fat milk is easily available in the market.

5. Cut Carbs

Indian lifestyle is, sadly, full of carbohydrates. We are used to eating 3–4 chapatis or a big bowl of white rice in one serving. These have a high amount of carbohydrates. This is what makes us fat. The high carbs which our body does not utilize get stored as fat. So, cut it down.

6. Eat Good Carbs

Have you ever felt that eating a whole wheat chapati satiates you longer than eating white rice? Well, this is because a whole wheat chapati is made from whole grains whereas white rice is a refined form of carbohydrate which is formed after removing the husk from brown rice. So switch to whole grains, good carbs, like whole wheat, brown rice, oats, etc as they are high in nutrition and fiber.

7. Eat Raw Vegetables 

Onion, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, cabbage, capsicum are some vegetables that can be eaten raw. Eat them at least once a day. They are rich in fiber, antioxidants and help lose the lower belly fat.

8. Increase Protein

Unfortunately, the most important macronutrient is missing in our daily lifestyle. Protein is essential for the overall repair of body cells, skin, and hair health.

9. Use Cooking Sprays 

Zero-calorie cooking sprays are easily available online, these days. Start using them. They will save you from eating way too many calories that you are currently consuming by using refined oils.

10. Junk the Junk 

Sugar and salt are your two biggest enemies. And junk is full of either of these. So avoid.

11. Sleep 

For the body to burn effectively, we must sleep for 7–8 hours every night.

According to a National Sleep Foundation poll, 73% of Americans say the darker the room the better. 65% of people use shades, curtains, or blinds to block unwanted light.