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Mandira Bedi in Workout Gear Turns a Frown Upside Down

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Mandira Bedi is a lot of things. She's a fashion designer. She's an actress, known for her roles in Shanti, Ghar Jamai, Vodka Diaries, and Saaho. And she's a presenter, who's hosted the ICC Cricket World Cups. Bedi recently did some gymnastic-esque workouts, and shared a video of herself doing it on Instagram. She captioned the post, "Turn the frown upside down." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Mandira Bedi stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Eats Healthy

Bedi shared her wellness secrets in an interview with The Hindustan Times. She makes sure to eat a healthy diet. Bedi shared her typical meals in the interview. "I have a cold coffee in the mornings, and a banana before working out. Lunch is roti, dal and subzi. Dinner is my lightest meal, and it's either a salad or whatever's made at home (except roti). Also, I'm a vegetarian thought I eat eggs."


She Works Out While Traveling

Bedi works out on a regular basis. And she doesn't always have to go to the gym to do so. Bedi shared in her Hindustan Times interview that she likes to workout when she's in her hotel room. "You can do a complete body weight work out without any equipment – right from squats to jumping jacks," she says. "Plus, you can always pack in things like running shoes, resistance bands and skipping ropes, which are light and hardly take up space in your luggage."


She Runs

Bedi loves to do cardio workouts. Specifically, she likes to go running. Bedi talked about her running routine to The Hindustan Times. "I usually run once every ten days but when it's the monsoons, I run all through the season. So far, I have done two half marathons." Mckenzie Health System states that running has a lot of benefits. "Since running is a weight-bearing exercise, it helps keep your bones stronger as you age. What you may be surprised to hear, however, is that running is also good for your joints. Many people think running wreaks havoc on joints, but it may actually strengthen joints and the muscles around them, making it less likely you'll have arthritis."


She Swims

Bedi likes to swim to stay in shape. While on vacation in the Maldives, she made sure to spend time in the water. In this highlight reel from the trip Bedi posted, she is seen doing laps in the pool. She captioned the post, "This holiday has been nothing short of spectacular 🌊🏝️❤️🙏🏽Thank you Maldives for the beautiful blue ocean and gorgeous white sand. Thank you @signaturecollectionathideaway for leaving no stone (shell!) unturned, in giving us the best holiday ever." Better Health states, "As well as being fun, swimming is a great way to keep fit and make friends. Swimming is a healthy activity that you can continue for a lifetime. Swimming is a low-impact activity that has many physical and mental health benefits."


She Plays Squash

Bedi loves to play squash to stay in shape. She shared this video on Instagram of herself and a friend on the court. Bedi captioned the post, "Back on the squash court after a month!" Better Health reports that squash is a great exercise. "In squash, a player can use a lot more energy than most other sports. Squash helps to: Improve cardiovascular health. A game of squash can see you running, leaping and diving for the ball. Increase strength and fitness. Maintain a healthy weight."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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