I am not a gym freak – Priyanka Chopra

I am not a gym freakI am not a gym-freak, but do work out regularly to keep the body well-toned. The idea is to keep fit and healthy and not shrink myself by two or three sizes. I find that trend amongst celebrities disturbing, since a lot of kids and teenagers strive to attain our kind of figures, but without proper guidance. That could prove harmful in the long run. I also do yoga and find it both relaxing and very energising. It’s great to keep your mind and body healthy. It’s definitely something I would recommend. My gym work-outs usually last for about an hour.

On her daily diet

Fortunately I do not have a tendency to put on weight and can get away eating as much as I want to, which is a blessing in this industry. But even otherwise, I’m not weight-conscious and eat well like a Punjabi kudi. I love eating ghar ka khana and am non-fussy about food. So no diet plans for me at all. What I do try and avoid is oily food. I don’t have that in excess. And my daily diet consists of regular food like chapati, vegetables, soups, salads, rice, dal and lots of fruits. Also juices and water are very high on my intake list. In fact, water is a must for everyone, atleast ten glasses a day. I often overshoot that, but it does wonders to your skin. But I often indulge my tastebuds over weekends and they are reserved for binging on chocolates, cakes and tandooris.

On being happy
Work keeps me happy. Also my family. I am quite a family person by nature and would rather spend time at home with them, than party out. Simple things in life like seeing a child smile makes me happy. Chilling at home watching a nice movie gives me as much joy as shooting round the clock does. I really am a happy-go-lucky-person. I love to have positive people around me. There is no room for negativity in my life. I’m a very positive and optimistic person myself and appreciate the same qualities in others as well.

On her idea of relaxation :
l Spending time with family and friends. Reading books, catching up on movies, listening to good music, a good massage, going for long drives, sleeping, it could be anything. Also yoga helps a lot to relax and refresh.

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