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TANYA SINGHAL
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CHAT Actor Shruti Seth says she doesn’t forget to integrate a well-formulated fitness regimen into her daily schedule

SALAD DAYSShruti SethPhoto: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar
SALAD DAYSShruti SethPhoto: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Some have it in their genes, while others have to struggle for a perfect body by following a rigorous fitness regimen.

There are some others too who belong to both these categories — not only are they blessed with great genes that keep them in great shape; they are also not complacent and believe in working out regularly.

Television actor Shruti Seth belongs to the third category. The Shararat star, who played Jia, and can now be seen in Suite Life of Karan and Kabir , says has always been inclined towards fitness.

“When I was around 15, I was keen to learn a new fitness mantra,” recalls Shruti. She learnt to dance from choreographer Shiamak Davar. “ I understood the importance of posture and how to use the right muscles because of my training as a dancer,” she says.“I ensure I get adequate rest and that I follow a suitable work out. I developed both these habits at a very young age and they have become part of my daily routine,” she says, laying emphasis on the need to understand and listen to one’s body.

Though she is extremely grateful to her parents for her healthy genes, Shruti isn’t resting on her inheritance. “I make it a point to exercise four times a week no matter how hectic my work schedule is. I also make sure I eat well, and on time,” says Shruti, who has been a physical instructor and learnt yoga.

She believes time management is the key.

“For the kind of work I do, my body needs to be strong; so I can’t afford to take it for granted,” says Shruti. About her food habits, she says she enjoys health foods like salads.

“I haven’t made this choice just because I want to be healthy or look great’; I have developed a taste for such food from childhood. And luckily for me it has helped me keep fit,” she adds. She believes, “It’s important to realise that ‘what you give to your body, it gives back to you.’”

TANYA SINGHAL

I ensure I get adequate rest and that I follow a suitable work out…

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