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Aahana Kumra Shares Swimsuit Photo on "Sunny Sunday"

Here's how she stays fit.

Indian actress Aahana Kumra is enjoying a beautiful vacation at Khuk Khak Beach, Thailand. Kumra, 38, shared a picture from her trip where she's posing in a bright pink swimsuit next to a sparkling blue swimming pool, looking serene and blissful. "Because the sun's out or should I say Sunny Paaji is here!! 🌞🌞#sunnysunday," she captioned the post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Kumra stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


Running Four Times a Week

Kumra is a big fan of running outside in the fresh air, and keeps it up wherever she happens to be traveling around the world. "Post lockdown, I started running 5 km, which changed to 8 km, 10 km, 12 km and now it's 15 km," she says. "Yes, I can conveniently run 15 km in a go. My sister and I try not to miss our Sunday run on the Juhu beach, and I run at least 3-4 times a week!"


Whole Foods Diet

Kumra refuses to diet, and recommends eating real whole foods. "My sister and I discuss the way young girls and boys aren't eating food these days, how will they live till 40?" she says. "And after 40 is when the real test begins, when your body will start giving up. Slowly, the back will go, followed by the knees, shoulders, so on and so forth… After the age of 25 or 30, take supplements for whatever is required by your body and what it cannot produce on its own. But it doesn't mean you leave food and depend on supplements. We are big advocates of food!"


Home Cooking


Kumra prefers home cooking over restaurant meals. "I don't eat anything from outside," she says. "Apart from that I eat everything that is cooked at home. I don't really follow a diet program. I always stick to roti [flatbreads], dal [lentils], sabzi [spinach], chawal [rice], healthy homemade food. I have badam [almonds] and walnuts in the morning and after that I take a glass full of water."


Routine To the Day

Kumra has learned to love having a routine to her day. "I had a wonderful routine during the lockdown which I never had before in my life," she says. "We are nomads as actors. We pick our suitcase and move from one hotel room to another, go to set, come back at night, eat our food and go to sleep. During the lockdown, I was like 'I can wake up, I can workout, cook my own meal, had time for an afternoon nap, wake up, meditate and play with my nephew. I was like 'Wow, I can achieve so much just being home and having a routine'. The lockdown was incredibly different for me."


Supporting Mental Health

Kumra developed anxiety during the pandemic lockdowns, and now has a better appreciation for supporting mental health. "Loneliness, anxiety, depression and mental health are very important conversations that rose during the lockdown," she says. "I've personally never lived alone in my life and the only time I was living alone was when I was isolated when I had Covid-19. In those days, I realized I had developed anxiety."

Ferozan Mast
Ferozan Mast is a science, health and wellness writer with a passion for making science and research-backed information accessible to a general audience. Read more