Ever since Manushi Chhillar has gone on to win the Miss World 2017 title, the Indian beauty has had the limelight follow her everywhere. Soon to be making her Bollywood debut alongside Akshay Kumar in the much-awaited historical drama Prithviraj, Manushi Chhillar has also been the face of many endorsements. She was recently named the brand ambassador for Adidas, joining in team members like Ranveer Singh, Rohit Sharma, Hima Das and over 20 other top athletes and youth icons who have been redefining India's sporting and fitness culture.
Manushi Chillar On Her Fitness Routine
A fitness enthusiast, Manushi Chhillar hopes to inspire more women to embrace fitness, and create a positive social impact through the power of sport. Commenting on her fitness routine, Manushi said, "My fitness regime is holistic - focused on a balanced lifestyle, sleep, food, thoughts, plays an important role because fitness and health are not just about physical well-being but your mental, emotional and physiological well-being as well. Being fit is important in these unprecedented times and I would encourage all my fans to take out time to be fit and healthy."
Has Manushi always been into fitness?
"Fitness has been a part of my life since childhood. My parents are doctors and because of that I've had a holistic upbringing. They were mindful about what kind of food came home and always encouraged me to participate in sports. Being a science student, sports was a stress buster for me. It still is. If I have had a long shoot day, I try to play a sport and I feel so much better," revealed Manushi.
"Both physical and mental health are crucial. It has to be part of your lifestyle. Fitness can never be a hobby. I found my space - I love running - and people need to find their own to stay in the best of health. Lack of physical activity causes stress and therefore fitness needs to be a way of life," she added.
How is the beauty queen staying active amidst lockdown?
"I have been following guided workouts through training and running apps. I am used to indoor exercises, thanks to my work for which I often travelled from one country to the other. I would workout in my hotel room. Now, being home, I do my workouts plus spend time cleaning and organising to stay active. Thankfully, I have my father staying with me, and that keeps me mentally happy," said Manushi.
Amidst COVID-19 lockdown, when thousands are looking for inspiration, Adidas has started #HOMETEAMHERO Challenge. It not only inspires people to stay physically and mentally fit every single day, but also supports the WHO COVID19 Response Fund. The brand will be donating $1 for every hour of fitness activity clocked on their app till June 7.
How does Manushi stay disciplined when it comes to fitness?
"Your discipline has to come from within. You need to spend a few hours daily for fitness. It's best to maintain a journal. Write down your goals, be it weight loss, building stamina or core strength. Every day record your achievements and you will soon start realising your achievements from one day to the other. When you realise you did better than yesterday, you will find your motivation for today," she advised.
What's Manushi's favourite fitness gear?
"My fitness gear is all about comfort. Even when not working out, I love being in my gym shorts or tights. Now, I have also been adding in a lot of colours to my gear - from t-shirts to shoes."
Manushi's advice to young people looking for inspiration?
"Self-belief. As cliche as it may sound, but it works. Whenever you face a situation, ask yourself two things: am I going to play victim or do I want to make the most of the situation? You would always want to make the most of the situation and you will find that door of opportunity. It's all in the head. The minute you start seeing things differently, the situation changes," she added.
What's been Manushi's best moment under the limelight?
"When I landed back in India after winning the crown, it was almost 30 minutes past midnight. I didn't expect a crowd but there were people from all over to welcome me at the airport. I really enjoyed the chaos. Seeing everyone come out to support and cheer for me made me realise that I am part of such a big family. There were so many people happy for me and that was a great feeling," said Manushi.Comments
So are you motivated to get your fitness game on?