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Vidya Malvade in Two-Piece Workout Gear Does "Side Crow Pose"

Here is everything you need to know about her lifestyle habits.

Vidya Malvade is striking a yoga pose. In a new social media post the actress shows off her strength and incredible body while executing a difficult move. "Garudasana to #Parshvabakasna / Side crow pose (Protip for beginners – hook the elbow & upper arm in the hip socket of the lower leg (but don't let the shoulder droop down)..- it becomes like a kickstand .. easier to balance ) & … Let's try & keep the judgement away .. & see it for what it is .. a home practice," she captioned the Instagram post. How does the 51-year-old approach diet and fitness? Here is everything you need to know about her lifestyle habits. 


Green Juice

Vidya drinks green juices, which she refers to as "detox" juice. "After fasting for about 16 hours everyday .. This detox juice is what I start with each morning." She maintains that it is "for cleansing the intestines" and helps with "undigested food particles that stick in the digestive tract." She makes it with one apple, one cucumber, a handful of spinach leaves, a few mint or parsley leaves, and ginger, either in a juice or blended and then strained, adding lemon juice and sometimes celery. 


Here Is What She Eats in a Day

For breakfast Vidya eats a smoothie bowl (2 tbsp oats, 6 almonds 3 walnuts, 1 tsp each of chia seeds, alsi seeds, hempseeds, 1 date, 1 scoop protein powder of choice, 1tbsp collagen powder optional, fresh Coconut milk to blend) topped with berries, dragon fruit, some nuts, seeds, coconut shavings, and a little dark chocolate. For lunch she eats rice (brown or red) or roti with dal, veggies, and salad. For dinner she eats a rainbow salad, a "huge bowl of warm salad with steamed veggies & either tofu / eggs / or Chana/ beans for protein topped with nuts & seeds like sesame, pumpkin, sunflower," with extra virgin olive oil, lemon, and salt dressing. "I normally don't get hungry in between but if ever i do, i have a fruit or some homemade kale chips," she says. 


Strength Training

Vidya aaims for 30-60 mins of movement five times a week. She maintains that sarcopenia, loss of muscle mass due to aging, encourages her to strength train regularly. "Yoga will always be my go to & strength training was added this year," she wrote on Instagram. According to the Mayo Clinic, strength and weight training help reduce body fat, preserve and increase lean muscle mass, and burn calories more efficiently. Strength training may also help you:

  • Develop strong bones
  • Manage your weight
  • Enhance your quality of life
  • Manage chronic conditions
  • Sharpen your thinking skills



Vidya also enjoys dancing, "so maybe once or twice a week I just groove, take a class or just moveee .. free flowing !" she said in the same post. 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.



As can be evidenced in her recent post. Vidya is an avid yogi. "When the body is going crazy with effort/discomfort to stay in a pose, can your mind come to stillness? Now apply that to life," she wrote in another Instagram post. "Yoga on and off the mat." Why should you do yoga? "Researchers found that people who practiced yoga for at least 30 minutes once a week for at least four years, gained less weight during middle adulthood," explains Harvard Health. "People who were overweight actually lost weight. Overall, those who practiced yoga had lower body mass indexes (BMIs) compared with those who did not practice yoga. Researchers attributed this to mindfulness. Mindful eating can lead to a more positive relationship with food and eating."

Leah Groth
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