Video Jockey (VJ) and actor, Aditya Roy Kapoor, does not believe in six pack abs. He gives preference to healthy meal and moderate workout to maintain a fit body. What else he does for his fitness, shares Aditya with Delhi Desire.
Out of the box
I prefer playing football in an open ground rather than wasting an hour time in gym. Football is a great way to do cardio. Apart from this, I do weight-lifting 5 days a week. Playing football helps to make muscles stress free which we cannot attain by running or walking on the treadmill. For a healthy and active lifestyle, gym session acts as supplement. But in my opinion there is nothing better for your fitness regime than playing an outdoor sport.
The profession I am in requires me to lose a few pounds at times for which I have to be very careful with my diet. But otherwise I eat whatever I feel like. Whenever it is required for me to be in shape, I become strict with my diet. A proper diet is very essential for a healthy body.
Yoga is very essential if you want to be cool and calm. I heard from many people that it brings changes within you. That is why I am also keen to start practicing yoga in my daily routine. Now-a-days mental fitness is more important than physical relaxation. Therefore I am more focused on holistic fitness. We get internal serenity through yoga and this is important in the Indian glitzy cine world.
Break ‘toh banta hai’
Whenever I feel that my stress is increasing, I take a break. A disciplined lifestyle might be alluring initially but this does not work in the long run. A monotonous daily routine becomes mudane, even if it is just a simple diet. But when you start a new trend and lifestyle or even diet, it interests you and makes you more active. Hence a break is vital for everyone. Too much of anything is not good. Eating junk food for a month and not exercising are akin to following a strict fitness regime. Therefore, it is always better to follow a routine which your body feels comfortable in.
(Tip of the month by fitness instructor Dheeraj Kumar
Warm-up exercise for 5-10 minutes is very important before starting any proper exercise. This provides heat to your body. This improves your immune system. But if you start hard work out without doing warm-up exercise then the stress hormone in the body increases and supersedes the normal level. This results in weak immune response and makes you more prone to sickness. Warm-up also helps in controlling blood pressure and increases the circulation of blood in your heart.)