Getting fitter is important, say Mumbai TV stars Adaa Khan, Karan Patel and Rashami Desai
Looks and physique are paramount for actors, so we got some TV celebs to talk about how they stay in shape.fitter mumbai Updated: Jul 19, 2017 10:05 IST
Most actors ensure that they work out diligently to remain in shape and look their best. In the first part of the HT Fitter Mumbai Campaign, celebrities share their fitness secrets that have worked for them over the years and reveal what it takes to put their best foot forward every day.
Adaa says, “A healthy mind and body are essential for every individual. For me, fitness is a way of life. Power yoga is my secret weapon. I don’t exercise in a gym because it doesn’t give me the desired results. I used to love doing mixed martial arts years ago, and I want to go back to it. Moreover, I don’t diet either because whenever I do, I end up in the hospital. I stick to homemade food and have several small portions during the day. I drink lots of water and green tea to detox my body. I am very careful about what I eat.”
“Life took a complete u-turn about two years ago when my on-screen brother (actor) Aly Goni introduced me to world of workouts. I had a lean body and didn’t want to lose weight but I did want a fitter toned up physique. My fitness instructor helped me with strength training, muscle building and toning. I do a lot of weight training, and my workouts are intense, which include cardios, core body workouts and functional training. My diet is high on protein, which keeps me energised and fresh. Now, I am able to wake up early. Adopting this lifestyle and opting to exercise has helped me a lot in life,” Karan says.
Rashami says, “To get a fitter body, one should understand one’s body type. I do yoga and meditation three times a week. Try a workout routine that suits your body, and if you can’t workout, go for a walk at least. Food is an important element of maintaining a fitter body. I eat every two hours and drink three liters of water daily. I stick to healthy meals and avoid junk food. I avoid rice and wheat roti. I am vegetarian so, I have a lot of pulses and salads in my diet. I also go for a massage three times a month.”
Arjun says, “I believe that your fitness depends more on what you eat rather than your workout routine. You are what you eat. My diet consists mostly of oats, eggs and chicken with salad or fish with salad. I avoid eating roti and rice. I also consume a lot of fruits as well as dry fruits. Basically, I have breakfast in the morning. I then have a mini meal, which is followed by lunch, and in the evening another mini meal, and then dinner. The mini meal contains eggs and dry fruits. As for my workout regime, earlier I used to go to the gym six days a week, but now it is just three or four days in a week. I spend one and a half hour working out, which is enough. When I am busy shooting during the day, I ensure that I gym at night. I focus on cardio and functional training. I love swimming as well.”
“Exercise is an important part of my life. I have been a fitness enthusiast since the past seventeen years. It’s all about training, eating the right kind of food, and getting adequate rest. It’s a three angle approach to a fitter body and all three things need to be given importance. Even if one thing is not in line, the entire regime will go for a toss. It’s important to remember that one kind of workout might work for someone and might not work for someone else. Besides working out in the gym, I run and play a lot of football, apart from playing other sports. It helps me stay in shape as well. But, I strongly feel that it’s important to have a cheat day once in a while,” Karan says.
Rithvik says, “I have been working out for more than four years now. Cross fit, callisthenics and weight training are a regular part of my workout regime. It’s helped me a lot with my stamina, agility and movement. Since a year now, I have been doing acrobatics too. I have never been keen to lift weights but I feel I should do that now to gain some muscles. Weight training keeps you fit and helps build your strength.”