Lara Dutta -”Yoga is the best thing that happened to me”

My (Lara Dutta) fitness regimen: Yoga is the best thing that happened to me. I firmly believe that yoga coupled with strength training creates a stronger, leaner and more flexible body. I have been a yoga practitioner for over 12 years and the benefits that I have reaped have been immense.

I managed to get back in shape after pregnancy by: Getting back to moderate exercise eight weeks after the birth of my daughter. Three months later, I had resumed my regular workout. On an average, I work out for an hour and a half five times a week, under the guidance of my trainer and my yoga instructor Tonia Clarke. I follow a combination of cardio and weight training along with core strengthening.

My diet: I eat plenty of pulses, grains and cereals as well as fruits and vegetables. I am careful about what I eat, but I do indulge in treats in moderation. While I was pregnant, my sinful craving was a Mint Macarena milkshake.

My best body feature: My eyes.

The best compliment I have received for my body: ‘You have got a lean body.’

My take on the relationship between fitness and health: These two are the most important things in one’s life. You truly have to be very healthy so that when you exercise, it works on your body.

The Bollywood actress with the fittest body: Deepika Padukone has a great body.

The Bollywood actor with the fittest body: Everybody today is fit in the industry so it’s hard to decide.

My fitness tip: Eat a well balanced meal and also support it with some sort of exercise.

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