Fitness refers to the state of physical and mental well-being: Monika Singh

Fitness is the key to a happy and peaceful life. Actor Monika Singh, known for shows such as Kulfi Kumar Banjewala and Bahut Pyaar Karte Hain, shares what fitness means to her and how she prioritises her mental and physical health.

“Fitness mainly refers to the state of physical and mental health and well-being achieved through regular exercise, proper nutrition, and rest. It is not just about having a perfect body shape or being able to lift heavy weights, but rather about taking care of our body and mind to improve our overall health,” she says.

Speaking more on the routine she follows, Monika urges everyone to find ways to look after themselves. She also insists everyone to take out time for themselves, no matter how busy they are.

Sharing a few tips she adds, “Make exercise a priority. Aim to exercise at least 30 minutes a day, three times a week. If you’re new to exercise, start small and gradually increase your intensity and duration. Include a variety of activities such as cardio, strength training, and flexibility exercises to get a well-rounded workout.”

She then stresses on following a balanced diet and resting and recovering. “Focus on eating whole, nutrient-dense foods such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Avoid processed foods, sugary drinks, and excessive amounts of saturated and trans fats. Also, make sure to get adequate rest and allow your body time to recover between workouts. Getting enough sleep, stretching, and practicing self-care activities such as meditation or yoga can help reduce stress, improve mood, and promote overall health,” she shares.