– Arnold Schwarzenegger
Even after a gruelling day of batting and fielding - when all the other players retired to their rooms exhausted - he cycled for an hour. And that adrenaline rush completed his day. Sachin Tendulkar’s dedication towards fitness was always a cut above! Our cover story (‘Fit & Famous’) unearths the untold fitness secrets of the master blaster. They are highly inspiring, and will hopefully motivate all those of us whose biggest excuse when it comes to exercise is: I have no time. Chennai-based industrialist Dr Sam Paul is another person who believes in the immense power of fitness. A businessman with six packs is a rare combination, but Dr Paul’s zeal to build his six packs equals his drive to erect a robust business empire. A super achiever at both, he is today one of Chennai’s biggest fitness and corporate icons. Read ‘Success Story’ to know what triggers the man’s passions… Know what triggers some of our Bollywood stars to stay fit too… While Amitabh Bachchan - easily one of the fittest actors for his age - reveals that his films inspire him to hit the gym, Varun Dhawan confesses that his father’s weight issues made him health-conscious. Leaf through our ‘Celeb Talk’ for more fitspiration! …A very fitspiring tip fitness guru Mickey Mehta gave at a weight loss workshop ‘Health & Nutrition’ held recently was, “Start with five minutes of exercise daily, increasing it by five minutes every day.” The message he drove home: Focus on building a habit – a mini exercise habit. Once the five-minute habit happens as easily as brushing your teeth, scale on to bigger goals… And if all this fitness talk makes you think we are exercise-obsessed this month, then rest easy… We also welcome the season of chill and chillin’ with articles on winter drills and beauty care; nutritious Christmas goodies; health benefits of the party season’s most favoured drink - wine; and loads more… Ending, with warm wishes for a merry Christmas! And gratitude for all things big and small - it’s good for the heart and soul!