CELEB FITNESS IN FOCUS Here’s Salman Saeed

With the onset of a pandemic, remaining fit is becoming a tad harder than usual. Here’s to getting inspiration from your favorite stars on how to keep the rhythm going and maintain a wholesome lifestyle.

What is your philosophy on health and fitness?
Our diet matters the most. The saying ‘you are what you eat’ stands true in every sense. However, working out also stands parallel and if I don’t get to go the gym, I do try to walk at least an hour in a day.

Would you call yourself a health freak-elaborate?
Not really but I do try my best to work out every day. To try to sleep early and wake up refreshed. Often when I don’t have regular shoots happening, I get a little lazy in my routine, watching movies late night and waking up late. A regular sleeping pattern is essential. Also, I now focus on eating healthy like seafood, veggies and lean meat.

Any fad diets that worked for you?
I don’t follow any kind of diet very strictly. I don’t have a fixed breakfast menu for every day, lunch I do sometimes and sometimes I don’t. Though I do try to take in my dinner earlier at least by 8pm. I enjoy my fruits too.

Eating Healthy or Working Out? What works better for you?
Eating healthy works for me, because I can’t work out daily hence, I try to consume wholesome food.

Your wellness routine before going to bed?
I have my dinner early, at least by 8pm. After which I try to walk for an hour by 10pm.

When out with friends, where do you often like to dine?
I love ‘desi’ spread. I avoid chicken so usually it is mutton or seafood.

Do you follow and adapt meditation tactics in your daily routine
Nope.

The first thing you aim to do right after waking up?
I check my phone (lol) but I do try to get some push-ups and stretching done to get the body started off in work mode.

The first thing you aim to do right after waking up?
I check my phone (lol) but I do try to get some push-ups and stretching done to get the body started off in work mode.

Do you believe in cheat days? If so, what’s the main item on the menu?
While I did follow a strict diet in my life which lasted 9 days and I had a cheat day in that. For those who follow strict diets, definitely deserve to have a cheat day. I love having pizzas and burgers. What I do is if I’m indulging in junk food, I try to compensate it the next day by eating healthy. Also I don’t set my cheat days before my shoots as I want to look my absolute best in front of the camera.

What are your picks for
the following perfect meals?

Breakfast: Parathas with eggs and lassi
Pre-workout: 2 bananas
Post-workout: Yogurt with dry fruits or fruits
Lunch: I usually skip it
Dinner: Fish or mutton even veggies
Snacks: Wheatable biscuits
Guilty pleasures: Meat Burgers

How do you keep your workout interesting at home during pandemic?
While due to Covid-19, it has become hard to hit the gyms, especially for those who used to have a set routine. To make my work routine interesting at home, I try to work out with my wife as having a partner definitely does add into the competition, making it more fun and interesting.

What remains your favorite healthy food/recipe
Seafood.

From where does your inspiration to living fit comes from?
I look at how hard my fellow artists as well as international stars workout. This gives me motivation everyday to also work just as hard to attain results.

Your favorite smoothie/healthy beverage recipe
Strawberry smoothies

Your health motto:
You are what you eat

Working out at the gym or at home?
Definitely at the gym which has its own ambience. It always feels great to work out with friends and you get motivated looking at one another. Having a proper trainer is important to know what exercise regime works for you and how can you attain results.



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