"In 24 hours, if you cannot give one hour to your body, then you should kill yourself”.
Such a blunt and thought provoking remark can come only from one actor. Akshay Kumar has earned himself the reputation of a 'khiladi' for his intrepid performances and impeccable fitness. Akshay, 41, can give a run for the money to any new comer who may be half of his age.
Akshay constantly encourages youth to remain fit instead of going for muscles. He denounces the use of food supplements and Steroids in a bid to look muscular. His fitness mantra revolves around myriad exercises. It is a renowned fact that Akshay religiously practices Martial Arts. He often takes up kick boxing to keep himself agile. Besides Martial Arts, he also regularly practices Yoga and meditates for catharsis. He often takes time out of his busy schedule to take up swimming and trekking with his son. It goes without saying that he never eschews working out in the gym. Sources close to Akshay stress that irrespective of how late he turns from his shoot, he will hit the Gym even at wee hours of the morning showcasing is indefatigability. He is also an avid basket ball player. He rotates his fitness regimen in order to keep it interesting. He believes that same fitness routine can be quite mundane.
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Akshay seldom takes his fitness for granted. He does not subscribe to dieting. He maintains that the secret of his physique is the healthy home cooked food. However, he does not eat like a glutton. He stresses on eating a balanced diet. He has abnegated liquor, smoking and partying from his life. Another astonishing fact about his diet is that, he has never even tasted tea or coffee. He scrupulously forbears from nicotine or caffeine.
Akshay strongly adheres to the maxim, “Early to bed, early to rise makes you healthy and wise”. He follows a disciplined life style. He has an early dinner at 7:30 PM and wakes up at 4.30 a.m. He never compromises on his sleep. He also recommends that the key to fitness is to have an ideal amalgamation of mental and physical fitness.
Akshay has set an arduous benchmark for the industry in terms of fitness. Even, other actors come up to Akshay for advice. Therefore, one can extrapolate that fitness can be achieved by relentless workout and a balanced diet. It should hold paramount importance in one's life. (Health, MensXP.com)
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