Sunlight, Sleep, Greens, Protein and movement are all essential for maintaining good health and well-being and that might be an understatement. They aren’t just important to maintain a strong physical health but also for good Mental Health; to improve overall quality of life. In the hustle bustle of our City Lives, we are moving away from the essentials of what our bodies are made of. Getting the early morning sun, including some greens consciously in your daily diet, moving a little and focusing on optimum 8 hours of sleep with getting enough Protein can show immediate results in improving your mood and reduce risks of Chronic illnesses.
Sunlight, Sleep and Movement directly impact Happy Hormones of your body which help to reduce conditions like Depression and Anxiety. Getting enough Sun also helps you regulate the circadian rhythm of the body (body’s internal clock) leading to better sleep at night. “You are what you eat” and hence when we say Greens and Protein are good foods, your body automatically feels better with the right diet.
Getting enough sleep can help to reduce the risk of developing a number of physical health problems, such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. And don’t be surprised when we say the same goes for Green vegetables, Protein and Movement. Greens are high in nutrients and antioxidants, which can help to protect against these conditions. Regular physical activity can help to improve cardiovascular health. Protein is a major component of the body's tissues, including muscles, bones, skin, and hair. It is essential for building and repairing these tissues
When Covid knocked on our doors, one thing that was highly spoken about was Immunity. Protein and Vitamin D from sunlight are involved in the production of antibodies; important for supporting the immune system When we sleep, our bodies produce proteins called cytokines which again helps in strengthening our Immunity. All of it together helps us to fight off infections and diseases.
Protein is an essential macro-nutrient that is under estimated and does not get enough attention in the Indian population. We need at least 0.8-1gram of protein per kilo of body weight -- and please note that this is the bare minimum that is scientifically documented. For optimal health, new research is indicating that we may need to aim for more protein. Proteins (we always suggest plant proteins!) are more satiating than carbohydrates or fat, which means that it can help to control appetite, promote healthy weight loss, fuel our bodies with the right building blocks at a cellular and organ level. In addition, plant protein can help to maintain muscle mass during weight loss, which is important for maintaining a healthy metabolism.
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What we are talking about here are the basics: Sleep, Food, Movement and Light which we have established since the beginning of Life as Quintessential. Unfortunately, we’ve been so busy and occupied that we are missing out on the most Basic to improve the quality of our life. Try to consciously add these 5 in your daily routine. Easiest way of doing this would be clubbing a few activities together like going for a run early in the morning! We are here to help in case you’d like to know more on how you can incorporate these habits into your life.