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Rukmini Maitra in Workout Gear Shares "Sunday Motivation" Doing Aerial Yoga

"Sunday Motivation: Just Hang in There"

Rukmini Maitra is an actress. She is known for her roles in films like Chaamp, Sanak, and Kishmish. Maitra recently hit the studio to do some aerial yoga. She shared some photos and videos on Instagram of herself doing poses in the silks. Maitra captioned the post, "Sunday Motivation: Just Hang in There, Life will eventually strike the balance!" How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Rukmini Maitra stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Became Motivated To Workout

In an interview with Telegraph India, Maitra said that her boyfriend, Dev, helped her get interested in fitness. "I only started working out after Sanak. And more than Vidyut I would say that when I got Covid in Mumbai, I understood the importance of being fit. And of course it is inspiring to work with someone who literally looks as if he is carved out of stone (laugh). Dev also is a fitness freak. So I was shooting with someone who is iconic in Bengal and someone who is known for his fitness in Mumbai."


She Does Multiple Workouts


In her Telegraph India interview, Maitra talked about how her fitness changed after shooting a project. She says that she does different workouts. "Three months I couldn't do anything, not even yoga. I did a lot of Pilates, I have weak knees and since I have a couple of action sequences, I had to strengthen my muscles. Then a lot of weight training I did." states that variety is important when it comes to fitness. "By creating variation and changing exercises in your routine, you can create a new stimulus, which creates more progress over time. And if you rotate exercises or activity every so often, your injury risk will decrease. Examples include adding bench pressing every Monday or continuously adding mileage when running or biking on a weekly basis."


She Loves Rice


In an interview with Telly Chakkar, Maitra revealed that she eats a lot of rice.  "I know there are girls who work really hard to be thin, and some even stop eating rice, but they don't know that rice gives certain glow to the skin and hair." Colorado State University states that rice has a lot of benefits. "Rice is a rich source of carbohydrates, the body's main fuel source. Carbohydrates can keep you energized and satisfied, and are important for fueling exercise. Brown rice, especially, is an excellent source of many nutrients, including fiber, manganese, selenium, magnesium, and B vitamins. Dietary Guidelines suggest that at least half of your grains be from whole grains, and brown rice is considered a whole grain."


She Hikes

Maitra loves to go hiking. Even in the snow. She shared these photos on Instagram of herself hiking the snowy Tissot Peak Walk. Maitra captioned the post, "Nothing special to see here…Just chilling." According to Piedmont Healthcare, hiking has a lot of benefits. "Like most cardio exercises, hiking helps reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and even some cancers. Hiking is a weight-bearing exercise, which builds muscle mass and helps prevent osteoporosis. Hiking can help you manage your weight."


She Does Yoga

As you can see from her recent post, Maitra loves to practice yoga. The University of Rochester reports that yoga has a lot of health benefits. "Yoga's gentle movements are a big reason for why it's so popular. Yoga is good for people who haven't been active in a while. It's good for people who have certain health conditions like arthritis or osteoporosis. You can change the exercises to fit your needs. But yoga is also great if you're already fit and want a challenging workout. As you become more strong and flexible with yoga, it's easier to do other kinds of exercise like dancing, walking, or swimming."

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