Indian actress Aahana Kumra is having the best start to the week. Kumra, 38, shared a picture of herself wearing a pink and blue patterned bathing suit while posing in a beautiful blue swimming pool. “The only Monday Blues I know 🐬🌊👙🐚☀️,” she captioned the post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Kumra stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don’t miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
Kumra makes a point of doing 30 minutes of exercise every day. Even during lockdowns, she did HIIT and Tabata sessions at home. “Being fit and healthy is important,” she says. “Eat what you want, but give your body at least 30 minutes a day for a workout.”
Kumra starts the day with walnuts, almonds, and a glass of water. “Walnuts contain a lot of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are healthier than saturated fats,” says Robert H. Shmerling, MD. “In addition, walnuts have alpha-linolenic and linoleic acids, which may have anti-inflammatory effects that keep blood vessels healthy, in addition to having favorable effects on blood lipids.”
Kumra says she and her sister take protein and collagen supplements but don’t use them as a replacement for food. “After the age of 25 or 30, take supplements for whatever is required by your body and what it cannot produce on its own,” she says. “But it doesn’t mean you leave food and depend on supplements as if that is food. We are big advocates of food!”
Kumra relies on ingredients found in her kitchen to make at-home beauty products. “I oil my hair regularly, I know a lot of people who are against oiling their hair but I love oiling my hair,” she says. “I think it gives my hair some volume. I also keep putting on a lot of hair masks, leftover peels of fruits, I put them on my face and hair.”
Kumra makes careful choices about food but refuses to be too restrictive. “Eat, eat the food of the house,” she says. “Eat a lot of home-cooked food. Try not to eat junk. I understand if your job is such that you have to eat out, but try to eat greens, vegetables and proteins. You must have mindful eating habits, instead of saying ‘If I stop eating, I will be thin tomorrow’! Don’t cut things out, especially those foods which you have grown up eating. I eat roti and chawal and I have never left them!”