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STARTRACK For ace badminton player Jwala Gutta, a strict health regimen supported by a correct diet plan brings in the desired results

balance is the key Jwala Gutta
balance is the key Jwala Gutta

Asport of any kind is all about fitness, stamina and the right attitude on court as well as off it. Badminton player Jwala Gutta believes in the same. The ace badminton player was in Delhi recently to be a part of the badminton clinic ‘Kid Konnection’ hosted by Genesis Global School for over 500 aspiring shuttlers in different age categories. Students from 16 schools in Delhi-NCR had taken part in the event.

Eating right is the key to stay at the top of one’s game and Jwala follows this rule of the game to the hilt. Having started playing badminton at the age of nine, Jwala had to give up on some things in life. “In order to achieve some things in life, one has to give up a few things,” says the sportswoman who is now diversifying into films as well. She will soon be seen dancing to the tunes of an item number in an upcoming Telugu film “Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde”.

The player who won bronze in world championship women’s doubles, revealed she undergoes three to four hours of training on a regular basis. But practice doesn’t work alone. She said to produce spectacular results, it needs to be combined with an appropriate diet intake. Currently following a strict diet plan, she said, “I had not been diet conscious. My coach and I belong to the old school hence we don’t believe in taking external food supplements instead follow a healthy diet routine, full of balanced meals. This consists of eggs, chicken and meat”.

The left-handed badminton player demonstrated a few techniques and skills to the aspiring players and she also tossed a shuttle or two at the other side of the court with students. Interacting with the students, she shared with them various fitness techniques essential for a player to enhance the stamina in order to progress towards the goal.

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