Kalki Koechlin in Bathing Suit Has "Pool Day"
Kalki Koechlin, the Bollywood star, is making a splash with her latest swimsuit snaps on social media! The French actress rocks a red swimsuit in her latest Instagram post, enjoying a "pool day" while on vacation. "Closing my eyes on responsibility for 2 seconds," she captioned the snap. How does the star keep herself so fit? Read on to see 10 of Kalki Koechlin's top do's and don'ts for staying in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
Don't Neglect Your Body or Mind
"Work out, eat healthy, learn new things, spend time looking after your body and mind. It will make you beautiful," Kalki recently told Vogue India. "This kind of attitude is essential during these stressful times. The body loves to be exercised as it relieves stress. Stress releases a nasty hormone in our body called cortisol. Cortisol tells your body to store fat, not burn it."
Kalki relies on yoga for her physical and mental health, revealing to Masala that it is her workout of choice. "We all have different personalities, likes and dislikes. Some people find going to the gym very boring. I would advise you to go and take up an exercise programme you love," she said. "Still sore and stiff but getting back to it slowly…," she captioned this Instagram snap taken shortly after welcoming her first child in 2020.
Don't Forget to Hydrate
Kalki prioritizes hydration. She makes sure to drink liquids before, during, and after her workouts, relying on both water and fresh coconut water. "Friday hydration," she posted this photo of herself and her daughter, sipping out of a coconut.
Kalki is a surfer During the pandemic, she shared this throwback photo taken during a surf trip to Goa. "March 2021. I miss that feeling," she captioned the snap.
While Kalki isn't a fan of the gym, she gets in her workouts outdoors. "I'm not fond of going to the gym and I don't have a personal trainer," she told Masala. Running is one of her favorite ways to blast calories and stay in shape. "I jog a different route every day," she added to Vogue India.
"I swim for an hour every day," Kalki told Masala. "I think it's the most balanced form of exercise. It keeps you lean without building up too much unnecessary muscle; it works on every muscle of your body."
Don't Make Fitness a Chore
Kalki refuses to make exercise a chore. "I love sports like football and volleyball. Volleyball is a great sport; it's easy and fun, especially when played on the beach.It's important to have variety in your workout routine, and I think there is no better workout routine than indulging in a sport," she told Masala. "Playing sports is interactive, social and you don't feel like you're working out – it's about having fun."
Don't Do Crash Diets
Kalki avoids crash diets. "There's no shortcut to losing weight; as a teenager I was always trying crash diets," she told Masala. "I would starve myself for a few days before going on a beach holiday in an effort to lose quick pounds. It was always disastrous and I would actually put on pounds because I'd end up binging after three days of depriving myself," she said.
Do Follow These Eating Rules
Kalki revealed her eating rules to Masala. "Don't eat immediately after exercise as the body stores it as fat," she dished. Also, eat a hearty breakfast as it "gives you the necessary energy boost to get you through the rest of the day," she pointed out. "I would recommend a heavy, carbohydrate-fuelled breakfast; I love eating oats with honey and yogurt. My lunch usually consists of rice with some curry like chicken; or rajma, with chaas or yet more yogurt. Roti, vegetables and lentils are my mainstay for dinner; and sometimes, I relish snacking on some Shrewsbury biscuits or cheese and crackers."
Don't Strive for Skinny
"It's great having womanly curves," she told Masala, "it sets us apart from the gents. Everyone has a different body type but we always seem to try so hard to be clones, aspiring to one shape that is deemed desirable. It's sad that we are losing our individual identities and looks by aspiring to be reed thin."