Praying to The Almighty gives me inner strength, says Amanda Vas, the 6 feet 1 inch model from Goa. She shares her secret with Opening Doorz.
We are blessed with a great culture which our parents have passed on to us. Our traditional foods are very balanced. I strongly believe that weight loss is the result of 80 per cent of what you put in your stomach and 20 per cent of the physical activities you engage in or the workout you do.
I am not a very big fan of the gym. It has a negative impact on my joints. However, I love swimming and dancing, and love the cardio it provides.
It’s very important to have a positive approach towards life because there can be a million things you can pin-point which are not going right in your life but there are also a million things you should be grateful for.
I’ve always been one to say “No” to things that are not inspiring to me. My phone is off on Sundays and is used only on camera mode on holidays. I don’t even glance at it when I’m with family and friends.
Most people, who know me, know that I love my food. If I love it, I’m savouring every bit of it. I eat everything! My favourite cuisine is Asian.
There is no specific fitness regime for me. But what I definitely try is to incorporate any form of physical activity into my daily routine. I walk, run, do yoga…
Akbar Khan on his secret of healthy living. Eat moderately, stop stressing and always keep your body in shape is his mantra.
No human should ever let a day pass without laughter and appreciation. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins which in turn promotes an overall sense of well-being.
Since childhood I’ve been a dancer and an athlete. I trained in Kathak and Jazz and played basketball, handball and many other sports during my school and college days.
I believe in a healthy body resides a healthy mind. Since I am now a qualified psychologist, wellness expert and a counsellor, I look after my body. I am mindful of my flexibility, strength and stamina and see to it that I take care of these three components.
My life mantra is simple: “Practice like you’ve never won… Perform like you’ve never lost.” Mind over Body is the name of the game. For a goalkeeper, it’s 70 per cent mind and balance is physical.
I don’t really think about carbs, proteins, fiber, minerals and vitamins as some do; I just generally think I need to have pulses, greens, vegetables, wheat, rice, eggs… just the basic things. I don’t pay attention to what each nutrient is.
I am quite hot tempered and I get stressed easily. That definitely affects my health. Hence, I have developed this habit of sharing my experiences with my mom and sister, which makes me feel good instead of angry.