Anil Kapoor is one of those actors in Bollywood who just refuse to age. Known for his his youthful looks, Anil Kapoor strongly believes that one should investing in their own health and even advises his own children Sonam, Rhea and Harshvardhan to do the same.
Anil believes that spending on health is a much better investment than spending on luxurious purchases and even buying properties (Anil tells his children to buy less properties, less of jewellery and expensive bags, and spend money on health and wellness instead).
Anil swears by the saying “health is wealth” and never hesitates to spend his money on his health and wellness,and frequently visits health spas across the globe.
Bollywood Veterans Recommend Anil Kapoor to Open a Fitness Chain
Bollywood veterans, impressed with Anil Kapoor’s fitness and youthful looks, have advised him to start his own Fitness Chain.
Subhash Ghai, who has directed many movies with the star infact suggested that Anil Kapoor should start a fitness center or a spa. It is a very well-known fact that Anil Kapoor is very health conscious and works hard to maintains his physique. He is so energetic and active that he could probably give the younger actors a run for their money.
Even while Anil Kapoor was at sea busy shooting for his latest movie, Dil Dhadakane Do, he made it a point not to miss any of his gyms sessions. While the rest of the cast partied, Anil Kapoor skipped the partying for workouts.
Guess, Subhash Ghai is not wrong in suggesting that Anil open his own fitness chain.
Cycling is the Secret of Anil Kapoor’s Fitness
Anil Kapoor may not be known for his muscles, but with every passing year, the ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ actor continues to look younger, agile and fitter.
But what may come as a surprise to many is that he credits it all to his passion for cycling.
Yes, that’s true! Anil is passionate about cycling and attributes his youthfulness and energy to cycling. Unlike his contemporaries, our ‘Lakhan’ is not very fond of gymming.
Says Anil, “Cycle se mujhe khas lagav hai. When I lived at Chembur in a kholi, we shared a common bathroom. We were not even living in a building; it was just a chawl. My entire childhood has been spent there.” As a child, Anil Kapoor spent several years cycling and left it only when he had passed his youth.
Importance of Cycling in India
Anil Kapoor feels that we need to encourage more people to use the cycle for everyday commute.
“Hindustan mein cycle ki bahut ahmiyat hai, and we need to encourage more people to cycle for everyday work. Imagine you can cross difficult-to-navigate lanes and pass one destination from another. For the past nine years, I have been using less of my cars and more of my cycle.”
“I think the Government needs to promote cycling in a big way and we would like to promote such a cause.”
How Does He Manage to Cycle in Mumbai
Anil Kapoor uses his cycle for going to office, meeting his friends and even for shooting. Mumbai is known for its big traffic so how does the actor manage to cycle in Mumbai?
“There is security cover, besides, the traffic in Mumbai encourages me to Cycle. While shooting for film ‘My Wife’s Murder’ I was playing a lower middle class guy. So I decided not to use Mercedes Benz and BMW. From my home to the shooting destination it takes one and a half hour to reach in a car. But I used to reach there 15 minutes earlier. But I would be sweating like anything and would take a bath before giving my shot.”
“Through cycle I am able to do cardio. I exercise six days a week and my input matches my output. Whatever I put inside my system I am able to take it out.”
Anil Kapoor Workout
Anil Kapoor leads a disciplined life to stay fit, and the secret to Anil Kapoor’s fitness and forever young looks is that he invests in his health and fitness. The simple secret to Anil Kapoor’s fitness is ‘following a healthy diet’ and ‘regular exercise’.
Personal Details: Born on December 24, 1956. Height: 5′ 11″. Weight: Around 165 lbs
Although Anil is not fond of working out in the gym, he does frequent gyms if a certain role demands a particular type of body. Anil spends a couple of hours in the gym and works-out various body parts. He keeps changing his workout regime depending on the role he is playing.
A typical Anil Kapoor workout routine is as follows:
- Get up at 6.00 am and do cycling for an hour.
- Cardio exercises for 10 minutes
- Free weights for 20 minutes
- Hot yoga routine
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Got Tips from Tom Cruise
Anil Kapoor acknowledged that he took fitness tips from Tom Cruise and says that when it comes to physical training, he learnt a lot from the Hollywood star. Both have worked together in ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ and since then have stayed in touch.
Anil says that “He (Tom) told me, ‘if you want to do the running shots very well, you need to train your legs’.”
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Anil Kapoor Fitness Tips
Here’s what Anil Kapoor has to say to those, who want to stay fit forever.
- Adopt a healthy lifestyle
- Stay away from alcohol and smoking
- Practice yoga along with workouts
- Always be positive and live stress free
Sonam Kapoor follows Anil Kapoor’s fitness regime
Anil Kapoor made his acting debut with Kannada film ‘Pallavi Anupallavi’