#KeepFit: Find reasons to move your body, says actor Jim Sarbh
When it comes to food, he’s wary of beer and pizza. ‘But even there it’s not a blanket ban; I just choose when to indulge.’Updated: Jun 08, 2019 16:09 IST
His first major role in Bollywood was as the ruthless terrorist Khalil in Neerja (2016). Jim Sarbh has since played the slave-general Malik Kafur in Padmaavat, the smooth-talking, fickle husband in Made in Heaven. And each time, he’s looked pretty fab. The 31-year-old actor says his love for activity keeps him fit.
My fitness mantra? Move. Find reasons and new ways to move your body up and down and around.
I love playing football, basketball, table-tennis, badminton. Frankly, any sport works.
Left to my own devices, I do weight-training, some sports, some yoga, some swimming. If I’m prepping for a film that requires a specific body type, I work out twice a day, even when I’m travelling. Sometimes I wish I was dead. But I do it anyway.
If I’m trying to get lean and muscle-y, then I try to take carbs and alcohol completely out of the picture. My body responds to this immediately, and wonders why I don’t do it more often. Otherwise, I eat pretty much whatever I feel like. I am a vegetarian, so I try to get enough protein from eggs, paneer, tofu, and veggies.
I snack on nuts and dry fruit… and nariyal pani for the win!
The foods to avoid are beer and pizza. But I don’t particularly try to avoid either. I just try to choose when I indulge — in cereal, chocolate, ice-cream, macaroni and cheese, cake, etc.
First Published: Jun 08, 2019 16:09 IST