It’s World Health Day – the day we all pledge to start living healthy lives. Only for it to be broken the next day, when a colleague offers a doughnut. The next thing you know, you have ordered a whole box all for yourself with a pizza on the side. Sigh! Healthy living is not for us. Some of us just do not have the dedication and discipline it requires. Nor do we lead celebrity lives, where being fit is a must. You have to hand it to these celebs. Some of them have a tremendous amount of self-restraint. Many do not have cheat days, most of them never skip a day at the gym, and there are some who do not even smoke or drink.
As we guzzle our bottle of wine, we bring you the Bollywood celebrities who do not drink at all. Take a look:
Akshay is one of the most disciplined actors in Bollywood. In his late 40s, the actor is extremely fit for his age, as he not only focusses on fitness, but also avoids smoking and drinking. You would need a good amount of stamina to do as many movies as Akshay does in a year. Now you know the secret to his good health.
Much older than an average Bollywood mainstream actor, Big B is very health conscious. The actor does not drink, smoke, and even refrains from eating non-vegetarian food. In fact, he claims that he has never touched a drop of alcohol in his life. How then has he managed to pull off the role of a drunkard in so many movies, you may ask. Well, that is pure talent.
One of the fittest actresses in Bollywood with flawless skin, the secret to Deepika’s beauty is her self-control. The actress does not drink any alcohol, but substitutes it with plenty of water and green tea. She is also known to practice meditation, do yoga, and gym regularly. So if you want to be the next Deepika Padukone, you know where to start.
It’s hardly a surprise that John does not drink. If you can control yourself from bingeing on junk food, drinking comes very easily to you. John has no cheat days, never misses a session at the gym, and does not indulge in intoxicants of any kind. What do you think he does at parties then? Well, he does not go! It’s early to bed and early to rise for the Dishoom actor.
The young Chopra and cousin of PeeCee was struggling with weight issues when she entered Bollywood. In due course, she lost a lot of weight, as she began to focus on fitness. One of the things she gave up was drinking. Even now, while many of her peers indulge in an occasional bottle of champagne or more, the actress avoids drinking altogether.
There are many secrets to Shilpa Shetty’s fitness. Some we know of, others she does not reveal. What we know is this – the actress practices yoga daily, she meditates, she is very conscious about what she eats, there is no junk food in Shilpa’s diet regiment, and she does not drink or smoke. That could also be the reason to the actress’ flawless skin.
While Sidharth’s contemporaries enjoy drinking, and some even smoke, Sidharth does not do so. He leads a healthy life, which is why he gets our vote for ‘Student of the Year’. The actor is also known to be a fitness freak, does hardcore workouts at the gym, and does not indulge in intoxicants of any kind. If you want those rock-hard abs, you gotta work for it!
Like Parineeti, Sonakshi too lost a lot of weight since her first appearance on the big screen. The secret to her curves? A strict diet, followed by a hardcore workout, and no alcohol. In fact, Sonakshi has publicly spoken about the dangers of alcohol, and encourages her fans not to drink as well. So, if you are a fan of the Dabangg actress, you might want to heed her words.
Truthfully speaking, drinking in small, limited amounts now and then might not be a very bad idea. But if you, unlike these celebrities, have no self-control, it’s better to avoid it altogether. Happy World Health Day!