Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fitness Expert Deanne Panday's Book I’M NOT STRESSED

FITNESS EXPERT DEANNE PANDAY SHARES A LITTLE BIT OF THE JOURNEY THAT LED UP TO HER BOOK, 'I’M NOT STRESSED', WHICH SHE SAYS WILL HELP YOU TOO
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Deanne Panday ’s debut book might be titled, I Am Not Stressed, but she wants us to know that it’s taken her a while before she could get to a place that was “ stress- free”. “I am a perfectionist, and I am also very particular about time management, so it upsets me when people don’t value my time or when my expectations are not met,” says Deanne, who adds that she has learnt to manage stress better, over the years, by defining her priorities.

“You have to choose and plan what you want to do; (define) what’s important and how much time you want to invest in each task,” explains the health and fitness expert.

“At the end of the day you don’t want to return home stressed and take it out on your family and friends. You have one life to live, you want to be happy, and to be there for the people who matter.” Defining one’s priorities also helps empower an individual to say ‘ no’ to tasks that are not aligned with those priorities. “ It’s taken me a while, but over the years, I too have learnt to say, ‘ no’. That is my number one tip for time management,” she shares.

Understanding stress is a key component in managing stress, Deanne explains, which is also why part one of the book is dedicated to defining stress, its causes, and effects on the body. “ If I can’t focus on anything that

I’m doing at the moment, that to me is stress,” explains Deanne, who lists working out and yoga among her favourite ways to de- stress.

Not surprising then that the book lists workout plans, warm- up exercises and stretches. BUY THE BOOK NOW >> “When I was younger, I always wanted to be active. My favourite now is yoga and deep- breathing, though, I’m still very disciplined about my workouts.”

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Deanne, who will soon celebrate her forty- third birthday, says that she too has her share of insecurities and concerns about the process of ageing, but that she is “not striving to be a size zero.” “I don’t get overly obsessed. I eat white rice and I ensure I eat every two hours. You don’t need to workout for two- and- a- half- hours a day, and you don’t have to run to the gym if you’ve eaten a piece of cake the previous day.” Her best advice for weight loss? “ Keep a food journal.

When you look back at what you have eaten over two weeks, you will be able to perceive the situation better.

It’s only when you feed your system rubbish that you lean into a craving.”

5 FOODS THAT HELP YOU DE-STRESS

1. Dark-coloured fruits and vegetables like apricots,blueberries, beetroot,okra, peas, pumpkin
2. Low-fat cottage cheese
3. Nuts like almonds and pistachios
4. Oily fish like salmon and tuna
5. Decaf green tea or rosemary tea. Also gulp down water with a few squeezes of lime (lemon is a natural metabolizer)

TIP TO SLEEP BETTER: CUT DOWN ON CAFFEINE

You know that coffee can keep you up. But you forget there’s caffeine in tea and aerated drinks as well. Here’s another revelation. Caffeine can swim around in your system for nearly 10 hours after you first drank it. So, the earlier you have your last cup, the better your sleep will be.

suggest you drink your last caffeinated beverage before 5 pm. And if you want to snuggle with a warm drink, opt for decaffeinated green tea, malted drinks or hot chocolate.

Indian Residents Can Buy The Book Here For Only Rs 129 (Cash On Delivery) >>

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