At the age of 71, filmmaker Rakesh Roshan’s gym sessions and fitness regime are unmatched. The former actor turned filmmaker who was diagnosed with cancer in 2018, shares that his healthy body aided his recovery.
HT reports Roshan saying, “I got cancer and I pulled it out and that was because of my health and positive attitude. I could not even lift a five pound dumbbell after my treatment,” he recounts, and adds, “I started with books and now I am lifting 40 kilos. That is proof that it is all in the mind. I was determined to get my fitness game back after that and I did. And because I already had a fit body, it helped me in recovery as well.”
He revealed that his interest in physical training stems from his time at school.
“I was in Sainik School, Satara and we used to have rigorous training. I was very good in all sports and played all sports. So automatically, it has become a part of my life. I have been working out ever since and look at me, I am still working out with the same interest and same keenness.”
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Roshan says that you can start on your journey to fitness at any age, “It is all in the mind. If your mind is set at looking after your health then nothing can stop you, health bhagwaan ka sabse bada den hai. That is in your hands, nothing else is in your hands.”
He emphasizes the need for sticking with a daily routine, “You need to follow a routine and stick with it. In the morning, I do yoga for one hour, all breathing exercises, and then I walk for one hour and cover 4- to 5 kilometers. Post that I hit the gym with my trainer for one and half hours. In the evening, I swim for 45 minutes. That is how I keep myself fit at this age,” Roshan explains.
Speaking of portion control and his diet, he says, “I don’t do any intermittent fasting and no dieting. I have all my meals but controlled portions. That is what I keep telling my friends as well to follow. The more fit you are, the more you can work and the more positive you become. The negative thoughts go away, you enjoy what you life and what you do.”
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