How moms-to-be can stay in shape during lockdown

 How moms-to-be can stay in shape during lockdown

Dr Surabhi Siddhartha

Are you mummy-to-be? Worried about what to do and how to stay in top shape at home during the period of lockdown due outbreak of coronavirus? If yes, set all your worries free and follow these vital tips.
Exercise at home Walk as much as you can at home. You can also opt for yoga or meditation. Also, do some light stretching exercises. Do not go overboard. Speak to your expert regarding the exercises that are good for you and the ones you must avoid. Monitor your fitness, track the activities you do throughout the day. Make yourself move every day.

Incorporate healthy foods While at home, stick to well-balanced diet. Eat foods that help boost immunity. Eat colourful foods that can help enhance immunity. Foods such as kiwi, cabbage, broccoli, carrots, turmeric and ginger can help strengthen the immune system along with your skin and hair. Bid adieu to salty, oil, spicy and junk food. Drink a lot of water by staying hydrated.
Stay in touch with family via phone Make sure you spend some quality time with your family members.

Rejuvenate yourself Try to do activities which you enjoy like reading, listening to music, painting or gardening. This can help you shift your attention from the distressing news of Coronavirus.

Dr Siddhartha is consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, Motherhood Hospital, Kharghar, Mumbai 

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