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4 Ayurvedic practices that ‘can change your life’

Sept 15, 2022
30-40 Minutes Workout
The importance of physical fitness cannot be stressed enough. Whether for weight loss or overall health, one must exercise every day. Echoing the same, Dr Nitika suggested exercising for “at least 30-40 minutes to maintain your body health.”
Have a Light Dinner
Dinner is the last meal of the day, hence, it is very important to pay extra attention to what one eats at that time. Dr Kohli suggested eating a light dinner by 7 pm.
Avoid Cold Water
Dr Kohli suggested drinking hot water instead of cold water. Earlier, sharing the benefits of warm water she had mentioned: “Traditional and alternative streams of medicine have often linked hot water to better health, so perhaps it’s time to make the switch.” From relieving congestion, constipation, and menstrual pain, warm water can be beneficial for our health, she added.
Start Sleeping by 10 pm
A good quality sleep of eight to nine hours is a must. Previously in an interview with Dr Paritosh Baghel, consultant physician & specialist-Internal Medicine, SL Raheja Hospital, Mahim – A Fortis Associate, suggested that the ideal sleeping time be 10 pm, and waking-up time as 6 am (broadly in sync with sunrise and sunset). “We sleep the soundest between 2 am and 4 am, so ensuring you sleep well within time is important. However, if you don’t manage to sleep at an appropriate hour, you will have the urge to sleep between 1 pm to 3 pm, impacting your work during the daytime,” he added.