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Fitness not about showing off six-pack abs built from a bottle full of enhancers: Akshay Kumar

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, who flagged off a walkathon in Mumbai as part of promotional campaign for R Balki's PadMan, says fitness is fitness is about ‘becoming the best version of you’.

bollywood Updated: Feb 04, 2018 20:03 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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Actor Akshay Kumar clicks a selfie with the students during the flagging off ceremony of Women Marathon at Delhi University (DU) on Jan 22.(IANS)

Urging Indians to prioritise health, Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has said fitness is more about being overall fit rather than just six-pack abs. Akshay is currently awaiting the release of R Balki’s film PadMan, that also stars Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in lead roles.

Speaking at the Max Bupa Walk For Health 2018, Akshay power walked on a special machine to generate electricity. The actor also stressed on the dual health benefits of the innovative machine on physical health and the environment by saving natural resources consumed in generating electricity.

“There is absolutely no excuse for ignoring one’s health, we’ve got one body, one heart, one chance, lets live it like we’re scared of losing it. Fitness is not about showing off six pack abs built from a bottle full of enhancers. Fitness is about becoming the best version of you, no matter what level you may be at, level 1 is better than 0,” Akshay said in a statement.

“So, I urge one and all to respect the body God has gifted you with, and become the healthy person you have always wanted to be. I’m not asking anyone to spend lakhs on gym memberships. All I’m saying is make the most of what’s around you. Let’s be honest, walking is free,” he added.

Akshay flagged off the walkathon in Mumbai where he also walked on his hands and performed handstands. A 7 km competitive category, Power Walk, was introduced in India through the event. Actor and VJ Rannvijay Singha became the ambassador of Power Walk in India, with wellness enthusiasts Sucheta Pal and Mickey Mehta keeping the participants entertained with fitness activities.

Rannvijay said: “It doesn’t take a lot to stay healthy but people simply lack the motivation to get started and stay committed to their fitness regime. The first and easiest step to good health is walking for just 30 minutes a day.”

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First Published: Feb 04, 2018 19:28 IST