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Shama Sikander in Bathing Suit Says "Be Yourself"

The actress lounged in a black swimsuit. 

Bollywood star Shama Sikander shared a new reel on Instagram of herself enjoying time by the water, in a pretty unique way. Sikander lounged in a circular chair, handing over the ocean. She wore a black one-piece swimsuit, looking stunning. She also decided to give her followers some inspiration for the day, writing, "You don't need to be perfect. You just need to be yourself." Read on to see 5 ways Shama Sikander 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!


She Dances

Sikander is a fan of dancing, and has posted a lot of photos and videos on social media of herself busting a move. Sikander posted this reel on Instagram of herself dancing to a Bollywood track. Dancing is great for the body. "During aerobic activity, you repeatedly move large muscles in your arms, legs and hips. You'll notice your body's responses quickly," reports the Mayo Clinic. "You'll breathe faster and more deeply. This maximizes the amount of oxygen in your blood. Your heart will beat faster, which increases blood flow to your muscles and back to your lungs. Your small blood vessels (capillaries) will widen to deliver more oxygen to your muscles and carry away waste products, such as carbon dioxide and lactic acid."


She Changes Her Eating Habits To Focus On Different Things

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In a video revealing what she eats in a day, Sikander says that she likes to switch up her diet. She explains that her diet changes depending on what she wants to improve or focus on. "Right now I'm focusing on good health, because I had some health issues in the last year," she says.


She Has Gaps Between Eating

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In the same video, Sikander revealed that she likes to have gaps between her eating times. She says, "Giving gap is very very important." "Intermittent fasting means that you don't eat for a period of time each day or week. Some popular approaches to intermittent fasting include:

  • 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.," says the Mayo Clinic.


She Avoids Dry Nuts


Sikander says that she likes to eat nuts, especially in the mornings. However, she recently learned that she had to avoid eating dry nuts. "Dry nuts give you acidity," she says. "I used to hog dry nuts all the time." She says that she loves almonds and walnuts now. 


She Practices Yoga

SIkander is open about her love of yoga, and has posted photos on Instagram of herself doing different poses. Sikander posted this photo of herself showing off her flexibility at home. She captioned the photo, "This one was tough but soooo liberating, powerful strengthening and all glute / back muscle opening."

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