Give a Befitting Punch Here's what some entrepreneurs do to keep themselves fit.

By Punita Sabharwal

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An entrepreneur always has hands full with work. But keeping fit paves the way to takingb on challenges with ease and less stress. Leading entrepreneur always follow a fitness routine to keep themselves ready for world's challenges. Here's what some entrepreneurs do to keep themselves fit.

A Disciplined Eater

(Kanika Shori, COO,

"In order to keep myself fit I exercise, swim and go for a walk. Besides, I am a disciplined eater and prefer eating five-six small meals throughout the day along with drinking lots of water. I have been actively involved in fitness during my college days itself as I was involved into TV and fashion industry.
I make sure that I exercise for an hour daily. I practice yoga thrice a week. For the remaining four days, I either prefer spending time in gym doing cardio and light strength training or in a swimming pool, preferably for 45 minutes to 1 hour."

It's all about strong will power

(Aashray Thatai, Co-founder, PostFold)

"I was always an obese kid. One fine day when I was about to graduate out of high school, my mom took me to a dietitian. I lost 35 kg and maintained that ever since. I wanted to maintain what I had and only get fitter. I knew if I could do it, anyone could. All you need is to be is dedicated. Since fitness is my mantra. Since the age of 17, I make sure to follow my fitness routine to keep myself fit. I go to the gym four times a week every morning at 6:30. This keeps me motivated and fresh throughout the day. I believe in maintaining a healthy diet. I mostly eat home cooked food and for dinner I try to avoid any kind of bread and gluten and try to have more protein. I am very passionate about lawn tennis. I am playing it since I was seven years old. I started taking it seriously when I was 17 and wanted to get in better shape and master my game. I play three times a week."

Be better every day

(Dimple Mirchandani, Founder, Holistic Nutrition)

"I have always been athletic ever since I can remember. All thanks to my mother, she got me to learn everything from classical dance, music, basketball to tennis. From a very young age of five-six years, I kept swapping between basketball, swimming, cycling, tennis and skating. Post-school, I started with weight training, kickboxing and yoga that I practise every day religiously till date. However, whenever I get a chance I swim, ride a bike (cycle), play tennis or go for a run. Having a fitness routine on daily basis is my need, even if it is just going for a long walk to Lodhi Garden. It is something that I love to do and that helps me think better and work better. I do not have any one anecdote that I can put out in particular, as each session is a unique experience for me. My own potential surprises me beyond limits – every day I beat myself, every day I am better and stronger than before, every day I can do something that seemed impossible before. In a nutshell, every session is a story by itself that touches me or enlightens me in one way or the other."

Staying healthy on the road

(Kapil Hetamsaria, Co-founder and CEO,

"For me, a fit and fresh mind is essential for having a productive day at the office. Hence I have made squash, one of my hobbies, a part of my weekly workout regime. Apart from playing squash, I run a few times a week. I have been also participating in the Mumbai marathon for the last four years. I have been a racquet sports player since childhood. After playing tennis as a child growing up in Mumbai, I picked up racquetball as a sport in the US. And then squash post returning back to India. As an all weather sport, squash is just a more convenient option for players and new parents."

(This article first appeared in the Indian edition of Entrepreneur magazine (March 2016 Issue).

Punita Sabharwal

Entrepreneur Staff

Deputy Editor, Entrepreneur India Magazine

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