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Shilpa Shetty In Workout Gear Dances At the Gym: "Stay Motivated!"

Here are her tips for better living.

Indian actress Shilpa Shetty has always radiated good humor and positivity, so of course her social media is reflective of her upbeat attitude. Shetty, 48, shared a video of herself wearing orange sneakers, black leggings, and a pink tank top, doing a traditional dance at the gym with a friend. "As long as you keep moving you will stay motivated… 💪 What are you doing to stay motivated this leap day?" she captioned the post. Here's how the Bollywood star takes care of her health, diet, and wellness.


Devoted Yogi

Shetty is a life-long devotee of yoga. "Time has proven that yoga is very beneficial for skin and hair by enhancing blood circulation throughout the body," she told MediaBrief. "Certain asanas like Shirshasan and other forward-bending asanas strengthen the hair by activating the roots. Doing Yoga brings your body into a sense of calm, lowers stress, and brings hormones into a happy & healthier balance. When you are happy on the inside, it shows on the outside, giving you a radiant glow."


Health and Beauty

Shetty has a holistic approach to beauty and wellness. "A healthy diet is not only important for your hair, but also for your overall well-being," she told iDiva. It helps you stay fit and active. I'm genetically blessed – however, I feel that more than just looking good, it's important to be fit. I can't diet and tend not to overdo it. If I'm hungry, I eat, but I don't snack between meals or indulge in desserts. This keeps things simple for me. I take good care of myself. I have six soaked almonds and walnuts as it really helps keep the hair and skin healthy. I drink plenty of water and exercise in any form, as it's an essential part of my life."


Whole Foods

Shetty enjoys a balanced diet based on nutritious whole foods. "Clean eating is having food that's not ready-made," she told FilmFare. "Rather consume natural foods; food that's not genetically modified. Stick to local stuff rather than items that have traveled a long way as they have preservatives."


Alone Time

Shetty believes all women need time to themselves for mental health and wellness. "I have often thought that I need five days of peace. Without my husband, without children—and I am saying this very selfishly—it's not a bad thing to be selfish sometimes," she told FilmFare. "I am happy to talk about this. At least some discussion is happening on this topic. What no one says is that they feel that if we talk about our worth, then we will be judged."


Low-Key Beauty

Shetty has a less-is-more approach to beauty. "I keep makeup as minimal as possible and ensure that I wipe my face off all traces of makeup before sleeping," she told iDiva. "Also, I moisturize my face after taking a shower and before going to bed. My three basic rules to glowing skin are cleansing, toning and moisturizing. I am a very positive person; I stay happy through the highs and lows. I don't follow any mantra for aging as such. But there's a beauty secret that my mother shared with my sister Shamita and me, which is to never use soap on your face and that's what I have practiced till date."

Ferozan Mast
Ferozan Mast is a science, health and wellness writer with a passion for making science and research-backed information accessible to a general audience. Read more
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