Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Refrigeration tips


Make sure your refrigerator is kept away from the heat.



Take out what you need fast from the refrigerator and close the door.




 Do not store perishable foods in the refrigerator.





Try to store similar foods together as it will be easy for you to find what you need.




Do not store bread in the refrigerator.





Place cooked food above and not below raw food in the refrigerator to prevent cross contamination.




Ensure that containers are tightly covered to prevent absorption of odour.





Make sure that the foods to be stored for the longest time are stored in the coldest part of the refrigerator.



Always cover food in the refrigerator and freezer to prevent it from drying and loosing its texture.




Store raw meat and poultry in sealed, moisture proof plastic bags to avoid contamination or dripping into other foods.


Wrap the cooked meat tightly while storing.





Keep your refrigerator organised and do not over stuff it.
It should be easy for you to find the foods you store in your fridge.




Exercise

Be physically active on a regular basis throughout the day. 



It is recommended that exercising 4-5 times a week for at least 30 minutes per session is good for health.




Some specific exercises should be included to improve and strengthen the muscles.




Stretch before and after exercising. 





Be careful not to overdo exercises, especially physically strenuous exercises.





Make sure you take enough rest and drink enough water when you exercise.





Even if you don’t have enough time to exercise daily, take small steps to become more active on daily basis.





Limit screen time on phones and Tv.






Avoid sitting idle during your free time and take up hobbies and activities that engage your attention and your body.






Take the stairs instead of the lift.





Walk instead of taking the car, cycle or bike.




Household chores such as cleaning, ironing, grocery shopping, and cooking are also forms of exercise. Do household chores to remain active.





Take frequent short breaks to walk around and stretch, if required to sit in one place for long time.






Tips for healthy snacking


It is good to have at least 4-5 small meals daily. Some of these meals may be snacks. Some examples of healthy snacks are-

One medium sized whole fruit.

Raw vegetables with curd dip.

Puffed rice.



Steamed sprouts.


Lotus seeds.





A handful of all nuts {roasted and unsalted.}