It Is Vital To Follow Proper Sleep & Exercise Routines During Lockdown, Say Health Experts

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Owing to the lack of a fixed or normal routine, irregular dinner, snacking, our sleeping as well as diet patterns have changed a lot during the lockdown. People are full of tensions. Some are busy doing office works from their homes. Kavita Mungi, a Mumbai-based mental health expert, said, “There is no particular routine or pattern that people are following, every day it’s different. If you have been following a haphazard schedule for a few days then it might affect your sleep and diet cycle.”

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Health specialists shared some methods that will assist you to bring your sleep and diet up to the mark:

Following the proper routine – Mungi said, “If you’re sleeping at a particular time, then try to sleep at that time every day. if you keep changing that, then your body will get confused and will not know what to follow. You might not be able to fall asleep immediately for various reasons but what you can do is have a nice warm bath in the evening, meditate a little, do some yoga and listen to some calming music before sleeping.”

Eat a proper and balanced diet – The 29-year-old Risheek Raizada has always been interested to place an order for food in the lockdown but he tried his level best to stop his urge. “My flatmate and I cook our own food. We try to get vegetables and fruits whenever we go out for a grocery run. We have been trying to eat healthy,” he added. Mungi added, “You tend to pick up food from the refrigerator, which is generally junk. Late night binge eating could also affect your diet and sleep cycles.”

Exercising on a regular basis – Raizada said, “Working out for an hour or so leads to exhaustion and might help you fall asleep.” As per Shivjeet Ghatge, CEO of StepSetGo, a fitness app, “We try to reward the basic form of exercise that is walking. We have challenges that help you earn coins. Doing it alone is no fun,so we have social competitions between you and your friends’ circle and family.”

Mumbai based psychotherapist Manjari Keswani stated that nervousness and tension about job, the physical condition of your loved ones and other uncertainties are maybe a few reasons why people are not getting proper sleed at the moment. She added that at this point of time, “exercise is a must”.

Published by Ricky Tandon on 23 May 2020

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