Veteran Actors Zeenat Aman, Prem Chopra, Sharmila Tagore Share Their Fitness Mantras

Veteran Actors Zeenat Aman, Prem Chopra, Sharmila Tagore Share Their Fitness Mantras

Prem Chopra, 84
At 84, and over six decades into the industry, Prem Chopra remains unwilling to hold up his acting boots.

Currently shooting for the Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji-starrer Bunty Aur Babli 2, Chopra says the active lifestyle he enjoys today is because of the disciplined life he has led. "Like a typical Punjabi boy, i really like to eat and drink. i do not follow a diet intrinsically , but one should know when to prevent . Everything is sweet carefully . the matter arises once you go overboard."

Chopra owes his physical well-being to his regular swimming sessions at a Bandra club. "It is among the simplest sorts of exercise. it's relaxing and invigorating and helps build strength and endurance." it had been after he arrived in Mumbai in his mid-20s, that Chopra learnt to swim. "Growing up in Chandigarh and Shimla, I didn't have access to a pool. Also, the freezing temperatures weren't conducive to learning it. After i used to be [introduced] thereto , i used to be hooked.

I have been pursuing it almost a day . "

During outdoor shoots, he always carries his swimwear , and takes laps of hotel pools. "You never know when and where I can take the plunge."

Currently, Chopra admits to affected by a niggling knee, which he attributes to the body's "wear and tear". He gave an attempt at aqua yoga, but realised he prefers to treat swimming as a recreational activity rather than a workout. Today, he practices yoga by himself at his Pali Hill home. "Stretching movements keep the joints from getting stiff. i do not want to aggravate my knee problem. it is vital for people to concentrate to their body. It sends signals when one overeats, is tired, or unwell. there's no better self-care than following what your body tells you."

Zeenat Aman, 68
In the midst of her several-month-long rehearsals for an upcoming play on Gandhi , Zeenat Aman is enjoying the leeway together with her diet that has been afforded to her by her director. "He tells me to seem as plump as I can," laughs Aman, who will play Kasturba Gandhi within the venture. However, Aman, who has propagated a healthy lifestyle throughout her three-decade long career, says she has immensely benefited from walking. "I am not a gym person, but i really like to steer . Also, it's important to take care about what one eats. Nowadays, people are going organic, or taking to diets like vegan or keto. i do not follow any [fad] diet, but I even have [benefited] from being vegetarian all my life. [My diet typically comprises] fruits, vegetables, and whole grain."

As it is for ladies , Aman, 68, admits that maintaining a healthy weight has not always been a bit of cake. "It is difficult, and once you reduce , keeping it off is harder. I even have yo-yoed too. I remember, once I was a young working actor, i might survive on dal and salad. once I discovered food, I dove right in. I've had a romance with food for several years."

Sharmila Tagore, 75
Until a couple of years ago, Soha Ali Khan reportedly described mother Sharmila Tagore because the one that would correct co-members' form if they happened to be training alongside her at the gym. However, the veteran actor has reaped the advantages from regular yoga sessions instead, since the last three years. "It stretches the body and strengthens the core. So, it's better within the long-run. Walking is sweet for the guts , but yoga is useful to strengthen the spine and knees. Today, I practice yoga within the morning, and choose a walk after coming back from add the evening," says Tagore, 75.