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.