Known for her strict diet and good eating habits, Shilpa Shetty shares some tips for a healthier lifestyle, starting out with yoga!
What’s your workout routine?
I make sure that I concentrate on my breathing for at least 15 minutes a day. If I can’t do my entire workout regime, I follow my fitness schedule thrice a week. Yoga and weight training too. Once you are over 35, you lose a lot of muscle mass and bone density. You need to work on strength and agility. There are different kinds of workouts that help you target different problems and different body parts. There is rope workouts I enjoy learning. I’m also doing advance yoga right now so that requires a lot of core strength building.
How much time do you devote to cardio?
I just walk take the stairs wherever I can. No separate cardio!
What is your nutrition?
I have made a few modifications. I eat a heavy breakfast, heavy lunch and a lighter dinner. You only need energy in the day that is why we need to keep the carbs low at night. I take a high-protein fibre diet. It is important to choose the right carbs. I eat lots of raw vegetables and fruits that have fibre and minerals.
Why you took up yoga?
I was suffering from cervical spondylosis and my physiotherapist advised me to do yoga. That is how I got into this and realised that it not only healed my neck but had strengthened it as well. The most important thing about the injury is you need to strengthen it back again from the core. And yoga helps you do that. Yoga is quite brilliant. You feel peaceful after doing yoga and peace equals to happiness. I feel yoga is the road to happiness.
You love yoga?
Yes, it is about body balance and building core strength. It not only strengthens your body but also your mind and bones and the alignment of these three aspects of your life make you far more centered, energetic and stronger.