Poonam Pandey in Bathing Suit Enjoys "Bali Time"
Bollywood star Poonam Pandey is soaking up the sun in beautiful Bali, Indonesia. The actress posted a video of herself wearing a cream bathing suit and having "the best time" with her friends. "Bali time ;)," she captioned the post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Pandey stays 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!
Pandey enjoys boxing workouts for strength and cardio. "You're swinging your arms, moving the muscles of your arms and shoulders, increasing your upper-body strength," says physical therapist Linda Arslanian. "And when you're in the boxer crouch with a wide stance, with your knees slightly bent, you're strengthening your core muscles, back, and legs."
Pandey incorporates resistance training and weights into her workout routine. "Weight training in particular preserves and builds muscle mass, which elevates metabolism and helps prevent weight gain while maintaining mobility," according to Johns Hopkins Health. "Sarcopenia, or loss of muscle mass and function, is a huge cause of physical disability, and it often starts in middle age. Resistance training also increases bone density, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, improves insulin sensitivity, and can help alleviate depression and arthritis."
She Loves Pickles
Pandey can't do without Indian-style pickles. "If they're fermented, they're a good source of probiotics," says Devon Peart, MHSc, BASc, RD. "Probiotics have really solid health benefits, such as being good for your brain, and good for gut health… One large dill pickle has more than two-thirds of the ideal amount of sodium that an adult should have in a whole day. If you have high blood pressure, or any cardiovascular or heart health issues, then pickles are not the best choice. That's because of the sodium levels."
Corn For a Snack
Pandey loves to buy corn on the cob from street vendors. "Corn has many health benefits. It consists primarily of insoluble fiber, which makes it a low-glycemic index food," says Caitlin Terpstra, RD, LD. "This means it is a food that is digested slowly and doesn't cause an unhealthy spike in blood sugar. It also contains many B vitamins, as well as essential minerals, including zinc, magnesium, copper, iron and manganese. Since corn is considered a starchy vegetable, people with diabetes need to keep in mind that a half cup of corn, or a small ear of corn, contains 15 grams of carbohydrate and counts as one carbohydrate food choice."
She Loves Mango
Vitamin C-packed mango is one of Pandey's favorite fruits. "Vitamin C is good for immunity," says Maya Vadiveloo, an assistant professor in the department of nutrition and food sciences at the University of Rhode Island. "It's an antioxidant so it can help with oxidative stress in the body. The primary benefit, in addition to being a really good source of vitamin C, is that (mangoes) are a decent source of vitamin A, folate and are pretty high in fiber, which is beneficial for colon cancer prevention, heart disease and weight control."