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Preity Zinta in Two-Piece Workout Gear Says "Love Your Body"

“Love your body …. It’s your first home,” she captioned the Instagram clip.

Preity Zinta is getting her sweat on – in her two-piece workout gear. In a new social media post the Indian actress exercises while promoting self-love, looking super fit in pink pants and a tight black top. "Love your body …. It's your first home," she captioned the Instagram clip. How does the 49-year-old approach diet and fitness? Here is everything you need to know about her health habits. 


Diet: Portion Size, Limit Carbs, Eat Slowly

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"It doesn't  matter how much U exercise if U cannot control ur diet. Losing weight is 70% diet & 30% exercise," Preity exclaimed on Twitter. "Eat smaller portions of food and at least six to seven small meals," she said in another, per India Today. "Avoid too much starch and carbohydrates like white bread, pasta and rice. Go for whole wheat or whole grains and brown bread." Also, it's how you eat that matters. "Eat slowly and chew a lot. Also sit down and enjoy your meal. Eating fast means eating a lot with very little satisfaction."




Preity also encourages hydration. "Drink lots of water," she said on Twitter. "Drink at least two glasses of water when you wake up," she added. She avoids drinking fruit juices and eating whole fruit instead. "Fruit juices have too much sugar in them. Too much sugar and salt are terrible for you," she said. According to the Mayo Clinic, hydration is important for a variety of reasons. Water helps get rid of waste through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements, keeps your temperature normal, lubricates and cushions joints, and helps protect sensitive tissues.


Morning Workout Sessions

Preity rises and exercises. "Try exercising in the morning on an empty stomach. If you cannot do any exercise then at least go for a walk. Brisk walk is amazing for you," she suggested. Going for a daily walk can be a game changer in terms of exercise, especially at a brisk speed. One study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that walking at a brisk pace for about 30 minutes a day led to a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, dementia and death, compared with walking a similar number of steps but at a slower pace.


Cheat Days

While Preity eats healthy most of the time, she does advocate of cheat days. "Eat whatever you want in one day so it's ur cheat day. This helps you to maintain your diet for the week," she said on Twitter. 


Dance Cardio

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Preity infuses dance cardio sessions into her day. "Try dancing to your favorite song five times in a row…If you can bounce up and down five times in a row your cardio for the day is done," she suggests. Dancing is a great workout for many reasons. Not only does it build strength and promote flexibility, but helps you lose weight and even promotes cardiovascular function. A 2016 study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine determined that people who engaged in moderate-intensity dancing were 46 percent less likely to develop heart disease or die from it than non-dancers. In comparison, moderate-intensity walkers were just 25 percent less likely to suffer heart health issues.



In her latest post Preity does Pilates – which offers a lot of health benefits, per Mayo Clinic, as it "strengthens the body's inner core while increasing its flexibility resulting in improved overall health." It can also promote longer, leaner muscles, injury prevention, relief from stress and back pain, enhanced athletic performance, and heightened mind-body awareness.

Leah Groth
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