An otaku really like to power through anime or manga series in one sitting. They often forget about taking care of their bodies, especially the ones who like to finish visual novels in one sitting or trying to juggle League of Legends or World of Warcraft with work, every day errands, extracurricular activities and school work.
So we are going to share with you guys a few of Otaku healthy living tips to be a healtier Otaku.
1. 1. Change your Snacks
Snacking is a big thing for late night anime watchers and speaking from personal experience, We know how quickly chocolate bars and chip bags run out when you’re at an intense part of the story. However, we end up ingesting a lot of sugar and a lot of sodium with all the junk food snacks. Instead of giant bags of chips and a box of cookies, go for fruit and yogurt or some veggies and dip. Personally, I love snacking on blueberries when I watch anime. I guarantee the slight change in diet will make a difference to your physique and overall energy levels.
2. 2. Everything in Moderation
If you’re really craving junk food, have snacks in portions. Don’t rip the entire bag open with your teeth like an animal! (or starving Otaku), pour a fixed amount in a bowl and leave it at that. Trust me; your lazy self won’t want to get up for more chips while you’re fixed on the anime. And if you really need to eat at night cause you’re going for an all-night with a visual novel, go for smaller portions of snacks or liquids like tea or chocolate milk. You DO NOT need caffeine at three in the morning.
3. 3. Get Up and Stretch
A simple stretch will do. Move your arms about, roll those shoulders, shakeout those legs! Touch your toes if you can. If you want, get up and dance to the closing song! (Especially if you’re watching The Melancholy of SuzumiyaHaruhi.)
4. 4. Go Outside
It’s nice to go outside once in a while. You know, see the sun. You’ll hiss and screech for a few seconds while your eyes and your skin gets used to the light. Download and take your favorite anime soundtracks with you while you take a walk or go for a jog! Everyone needs a bit of exercise once in a while. With the weather getting warmer and warmer, it’s perfect to take Ho-kagoTea Time or the Vocaloids with you while you’re riding your bike, rollerblading or just taking a stroll through the park.
5. 5. Girls Beauty Care
Sheet masks and DIY homemade masks are the best to have one while you’re watching anime. It only takes a few minutes to mix together an organic honey and lemon mask or peel. Open a package for a cleansing sheet mask. In whatever season and weather, our skin is always under the pressures of our stress and environment and we don’t always have time to pamper ourselves so why not treat yourself to a nourishing beauty mask while you’re relaxing with your favorite anime series.