Manifesting unfaltering dedication both on and off-screen, Ananya Panday‘s ‘less is more’ fitness mantra impugns the young actor’s age. Often taking to social media to share with fans her humble words of workout wisdom, the Liger actress never fails to faze. While shedding blood, sweat, and tears might not be the key to Panday’s consistency, the star’s daily dose of laidback low-intensity workouts leave no stone unturned. From sun salutations to stretching and strengthening, ahead, we round up five fitness lessons to learn from Ananya Panday.
Swearing by a daily dose of yoga first thing in the morning, the Gehraiyaan actor’s days are amiss without squeezing in a quick a.m. sweat session. Deepening stretches and releasing tension for those whose body types are rather rigid like Panday’s, aerial or silk yoga also incorporates the elements of many other workouts including dance and pilates in its regime. Hosting a myriad of benefits, the sport enhances one’s core strength and releases endorphins. Hanging upside-down from the ceiling might seem a little (okay, very) scary, but our tip would be not to hate it, till you try it.
Don’t fret, freehand instead
If your schedule’s been looking kind of swamped lately and you can’t make it to the gym, don’t fret yet cause we’ve got just the fitness fix for you. Take cues from Ananya Panday and turn to freehand exercises to keep your body athletic and your mind at-ease. Effective and easy on the wallet, freehand exercises (also known as calisthenics) are essentially workouts that you can do without any equipment, while relying solely on your body weight. If you’re a beginner, we recommend starting with sets of push ups, squats, and planks to kick off your wellness journey.
Challenge your limits
It’s often said that “if something doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you”. Testing your body’s ability to perform from time to time is a great way to track your growth and motivate yourself to take things one step further towards your goals. Whether you’re a newbie, getting back at it after a break, or a keep-fit-fanatic looking to switch things up, taking on fitnesschallenges are a great way to get your body in the gym and take your health back into your own hands. Get ready to test yourself, and start by taking a page out of Ananya’s fitness diaries.
It’s all about balance
“I eat well and clean six days a week. Then every Sunday, it’s burgers galore ” the Pati Patni Aur Woh star shared in an earlier interview with Vogue. Blessed with a strapping metabolism, while Ananya can’t live without her all-in indulgent cheat days, her daily diet focuses on fast tracking towards a stronger immunity. Starting her days with homemade fresh fruit juices and ending them with heaps of vitamin C, the star’s meal-plan is exactly what the doctor ordered. If sticking to disciplined dietary plans isn’t it for you, start by incorporating healthier bits and pieces in your daily meals and save yourself a cheat-day every Sunday instead.
Conquer the climb
I think you’d agree with me when I say that disconnecting from technology and erconnecting with nature is the utmost need of the hour, today. An excellent means for one to get in a breath of fresh air and reap the benefits of alfresco exercising, hiking is a weight-bearing exercise which can help build bone density, improve overall sleep quality and promote the release of endorphins. As and when she can make the time for it, Panday loves to change course and take on long nature walks as a mindful means to keep her mind calm and her body competent.