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Actress Gul Panag reveals the secret behind her athletic frame.

entertainment Updated: Dec 06, 2009 15:32 IST

My fitness philosophy: I definitely believe that fitness is just not about going to the gym and working out like mad. Fitness is 50 per cent what you eat and 50 per cent workout.

My fitness regime: I try and fit in some form of exercise every day. On the days when I am shooting, a visit to the gym becomes tough, so I take a short walk or simply run or do yoga.

My kind of fitness: I prefer running, yoga and sports. I have been running since the age of 12 when my dad and I would go for long runs.

Outdoor sports that interest me: I have enough things which excite me — bungee jumping, horse riding, mountain biking. I am planning to go for river rafting and am looking forward to a road trip and cycling trip.

My diet: I begin my day with a cup of tea and a biscuit followed by a glass of vegetable juice, two eggs and a toast. My lunch and dinner comprises either dal/chicken/paneer, a vegetable and chapattis. I usually snack on biscuits, nuts, fruit or hot poha.

The actor with the fittest body: Akshay Kumar
doesn’t have bulging biceps but he is truly fit. If you tell him to put on training shoes and run 10kms, he’ll do that in one hour.

My opinion on the six-pack trend among men: Having strong abdominal muscles is where your core strength in the body comes from. Most people who will have less fat on their abdomen will have some sort of a six pack.

What gets me the maximum compliments: My legs. I have often been told that I have good strong legs. People ask me how I got such shapely calves. And I tell them, ‘It’s 15 years of running’. I don’t do weight for my calves.

—BNS