HEALTH recently met with Bollywood celebrity Jacqueline Fernandez who revealed why balance in life is so important.
How She Stays Fit “I exercise and also have a very balanced diet. I do one hour of exercise daily, usually Pilates. But in case I am not able to make it to Pilates, I usually use bands which are usable anywhere.”
Balance with Food “In terms of diet, I eat lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, and wherever possible, I eat gluten-free, dairyfree, and refined/ sugar-free. Having said this, we are only human and we all have our off days; so it’s only when I feel a little bit of a slump that I want to eat something comforting. On these days I allow myself a treat. I don’t think we are meant to be like robots. Discipline is one thing, but that also requires some healthy balance. So yes, there are days where I may eat pancakes for breakfast or indulge in pizza with friends. I actually believe you can stay healthy, and fit and maintain a really good weight having these occasional treats. It all boils down to balance and your awareness.”
Health Tips “Firstly, stay hydrated whenever and wherever possible. Drink as much water as you can, drink fresh juices, eat fresh fruits, and vegetables. I also do 12 hours daily of intermittent fasting, which is right after dinner straight to breakfast. This gives the body a break from digestion and something I advise everyone to try.”
Chill Out “A day off for me is usually about pottering around the house. Just not having to get ready or wear makeup, having friends over, and doing a bit of cooking.”
What Wellness Means “Wellness means something different to everyone. But to me, it means peace of mind. Everything starts there. I think fitness and wellness are important, but this starts first with a peaceful mind. People should include some kind of meditation to help attain a peace of mind.”