‘There is no need to push your body’

Sarah Jane Dias.  

“Eat everything you can.”

Well, Sarah Jane Dias, the ravishing VJ-turned-actor who claimed the 2007 title of Femina Miss India World, surprises you when she says this as her mantra for fitness. The Muscat-born recently sizzled the screen in the film Kya Superkool Hain Hum opposite Riteish Deshmukh. The secret seems to lie in having a balanced meal. Sarah is a non-vegetarian but takes ample number of fruits and vegetables.

“I don’t follow a particular diet as such. My perspective of fitness is about eating almost everything but in moderate proportions. When it comes to food, everything has its own nutritional aspects, it’s the quantity you intake that matters. With it, water is the cure for everything, so it is also important to drink lots of water,” says the elegant lady earlier seen with Abhishek Bachchan in the movie Game.

Ask her about her workout regime and she says, “Well, I like to keep altering my workout routines. I suggest everyone should do different things because once your body gets used to one kind of routine, it stops responding. It’s nice to keep changing your routine every 6-9 months.”

The actor reckons sleep as a major role player in fitness. “I haven’t been able to get enough sleep lately because of the busy schedule I have had, but it’s very important to get at least 6-8 hours of sleep every night,” she adds.

Sarah made her mark in the glamour world pretty early. She won the Miss India Oman title at the age of 15. Later, she became the host of Get Gorgeous and in 2006, made her acting debut in Brides Wanted. Though she has been in the glamour business for sometime now, she says she has never pushed her body to look beautiful. She doesn’t recommend stressing out the body after a long working day. “Some people get addicted to going to the gym. What I suggest is, if you have had a really long day you should probably go for a 20 minute walk or running. There is no need to push your body,” she says.

Sara recently became a yoga fan and discovered its importance for the body. “The best thing about it is that if you learn some of the basic asanas of yoga, you can do them anywhere. The dictum, ‘if you feel good then you look good’, goes well with me and yoga really helps one in achieving that, it helps you breath properly, helps you sit straight and relaxes your mind. I think that half the battle can be won when it comes to fitness when your mind is healthy and yoga does that.” Back home in Muscat, theatre was one of those things that kept Sarah captivated. Being an athlete during her school days, she smiles recalling the bits and pieces of football and golf sessions she used to have back then. She deems herself “an explorer who loves to go on to new places and look up for new things.” Sarah wraps up the conversation saying she is planning to try out some new workouts. “I really want to do some sort of self defence training. I am dying to try the close combat.”

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