Indian Actress Shama Sikander Shares Swimsuit Photo of "Smile"
Shama Sikander is looking like a pin-up girl – in her swimsuit. In a new social media post the Indian actress shows off her amazing body in a white bathing suit while posing for her followers. "I hope my smile gives color to this picture," she captioned the Instagram snap. "Wow you're looking absolutely stunning and hot," one of her followers commented. "World's most beautiful girl," added another. How does the 42-year-old maintain her impressive physique? Celebwell rounded up her top lifestyle tips.
Avoid "Oily Stuff" and Rice
Shama told Celeb Fitness that she maintains a healthy diet. "I prefer eating healthy food and avoid oily stuff and rice. Instead of regular rotis, I have multi-grained rotis. My diet comprises a lot of proteins and less carbohydrates. Food with more fibre, such as egg whites, chicken, and fish form a big part of my diet," she said. "Right now I'm focusing on good health, because I had some health issues in the last year," she added in a video detailing her diet.
Try Intermittent Fasting
Shama is also a fan of intermittent fasting. "Giving gap is very very important," she explained. The Mayo Clinic claims there are health benefits to time restricted eating.
- Alternate-day fasting. Eat a normal diet one day and either completely fast or have one small meal (less than 500 calories) the next day.
- 5:2 fasting. Eat a normal diet five days a week and fast two days a week.
- Daily time-restricted fasting. Eat normally but only within an eight-hour window each day. For example, skip breakfast but eat lunch around noon and dinner by 8 p.m.," they explain.
Shama is a yogi. "This one was tough but soooo liberating, powerful strengthening and all glute / back muscle opening," she captioned a photo shared to Instagram. There is a laundry list of reasons to do yoga, explains Harvard Health. "Researchers found that people who practiced yoga for at least 30 minutes once a week for at least four years, gained less weight during middle adulthood," they said. "People who were overweight actually lost weight. Overall, those who practiced yoga had lower body mass indexes (BMIs) compared with those who did not practice yoga. Researchers attributed this to mindfulness. Mindful eating can lead to a more positive relationship with food and eating."
Sikander gets her zen on via meditation, which is her secret weapon against haters. "Trolls rarely affect me now, all thanks to the meditation that I practice on a regular basis. That helps me keep calm," she told Indian Express. "When you meditate, you may clear away the information overload that builds up every day and contributes to your stress," says the Mayo Clinic. Benefits include:
- Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
- Building skills to manage your stress
- Increasing self-awareness
- Focusing on the present
- Reducing negative emotions
- Increasing imagination and creativity
- Increasing patience and tolerance
- Lowering resting heart rate
- Lowering resting blood pressure
- Improving sleep quality
Sikander indulges in self-care. "I just love going to spas and indulging myself in massages at least once a week. Sleeping is another great way to relax. Listening to soft music helps me unwind after a hard day's work. Traveling is another passion that always rejuvenates me," she told Celeb Fitness.