For people who loved Deepika in her avatar as the sexy Veronica in ‘Cocktail’, we bring you her fitness secrets.
There are very few actresses who look as fit as Deepika Padukone. She has a sportsperson’s physique. Not very surprising considering her dad is Prakash Padukone, the renowned Badminton player. He’s trained her to be a national level badminton player in her teens. She confesses she used to exercise like a maniac back then – forty minute runs in the morning, weight training, and 3-4 hours of badminton in the evening. This regime turned out to be too strenuous and she took a break from it.
But now, fitness has become a way of life for her. For starters, the actress never takes lifts preferring to walk. She says simple things like taking a brisk 20 minute walk and sticking to healthy food can be enough to stay fit. There is no need to push yourself too hard. When on shoots, if Deepika can’t find a gym, she burns off her calories by swimming or dancing in her room.
Like other Bollywood actresses Kareena and Rani, Deepika too discovered Yoga a few years earlier and claims it completely rejuvenated her lifestyle.
These days her trainer Yasmin Karachiwala has added Pilates to her regular gymming schedule. Pilates is helping her target areas that traditional exercise can’t. It is also helping her build the body’s core strength and flexibility.
The actress also vehemently opposes crash diets and never starves herself. She eats in moderation and even indulges in a small piece of dark chocolate every night, so that she doesn’t crave for a full dessert.
In this day and age where girls are vying for size zero figures, Deepika’s fitness secrets seem sensible enough to follow. Are you inspired?
Picture Source: Bollywood Life
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