Exercise is Meditation for me: Neetu Singh
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Those who remember her in Kabhie Kabhie, Deewar and Amar Akbar Anthony can see that the comfortably plump Neetu Singh of yore is a new person today: she’s lost weight, has a healthy glow on her face and looks genuinely happy (touch wood!).
Neetu may have given up films 28 years ago after she married Rishi Kapoor, but she chose not to give up on herself. She took charge of her family’s health and her own–with single minded, missionary zeal.
What’s best, the breakthrough came via the prevention route: cutting risks, eating healthy, exercising and having a bright outlook on life!
Neetu’s story is at once inspiring and practical. Her health routine is rooted in science, yet she has imbibed the best from every stream and created her own path.
As we get ready for our cover shoot, Neetu casually mentions turning 50 this year. She can see we’re incredulous. “OK,” she smiles, “I am 50, but a good 50.” Let’s find out how.
You’ve lost weight, look happy and your skin glows. What’s your story?
(Smiles) Prevention is actually the key for me. I believe that one should try and prevent ailments that overwhelm you in middle age (high BP, high cholesterol, diabetes, osteoporosis, heart problems) rather than treat them with medicines later. I have learnt from many things. For instance, I have seen my mother who’s overweight, has diabetes, high BP and a knee problem.