Staying in shape and being happy is easyHappiness is a state of mind. But to retain it is not as difficult as it appears. Health and happiness are di-rectly proportional to each other in most cases. So if you are healthy, then it’s incredibly easy to be happy too. Here are some easy to follow tips on how to be happy and healthy:Diet smart: Recent research shows that women who consume a lot of protein at breakfast rarely snack on high-fat and high-sugar foods in the evening. Eggs are packed with protein and the yolks are high in vitamin B12, which helps regulate mood.Sweat it out: Physical exercise is important and some brisk walk/jog will give you instant energy and a happiness boot in the morning. So get dressed in your jogging gear and the hit the roads. You’ll feel invigori-ated and good all day!Beat the sun: Apply sunscreen lotion/crem with SPF to cover your exposed skin and prevent sun tan. In winter too, sunscreen is needed to protect skin from chapping.No binging: At work or home, there are times when you are thirsty but you assume you are hungry. Drink lots of water. Avoid caffeine. Your craving for food will reduce.Chew gum: If you are stressed out a stick of sugarfree chewing gum can be a mood enhancer and make you feel energized. Studie say that chewing gum helps the brain mute the stress response to noise.Car posture: If you have the luxury of a chauffeur, then roll up a towel and put it between your lower back and the car seat. This will help you sit straighter and avoid hunching over, a common cause of back and neck pain.Eat right: Vitamins A, D, E and K need fat for your body to absorb and store them—and your evening meals contain the highest amount. Ask your doc to check your vitamin D levels. You may need a supple-ment.Foot spa: Before bedtime, bathe your feet in hot water for 15 minutes. This will give you pain relief and help you relax. Afterward, apply foot cream or lotion to keep skin moisturized.Early to rise: You will be less likely to switch off the snooze button of your alarm if you have to physi-cally turn it off. Snoozing in the morning makes you grumpy and exhausted, so it’s better to rise and shine instead and begin another day.