Fitness Is More About Mental Strength: Mohsin ‘Karthik’ Khan

Mohsin Khan has won a million hearts with his chocolate boy looks coupled with powerful acting in the popular mega serial,Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, on the small screen. Manasi Tahalani catches up with television’s newest heartthrob.

Fitness Is More About Mental Strength: Mohsin ‘Karthik’ Khan

Your fitness routine: Owing to tight shooting schedules, I can’t hit the gym on a regular basis, so, I carry my gym to the sets. As actors, it is crucial for us to feel and look good on the screen and this comes from staying fit and energetic. I have kept a dumbbell set in my room which helps me build triceps and biceps which I then follow up with push-ups and stretching exercises. Also, I ensure I swim for 30 minutes each day. Since I love sports, I play cricket which helps me stay active. Fitness for me is a combination of mental and physical strength and balance and it’s crucial that you have your mind in focus and at peace. Therefore, I read the namaz which is a form of meditation for me and helps in maintaining my peace of mind.

Your diet mantra: Since we work very long hours, sometimes 20 hours a day, it becomes difficult to follow a particular workout or diet routine. In between this, I try and ensure I eat small meals every two hours which I get from home. That can include an apple, an omelette sandwich, a protein bar, and some dried fruits.

Your role model: Hrithik Roshan and Akshay Kumar are true inspirations when it comes to fitness. The kind of dedication and effort they put in maintaining a fit body is remarkable. They have hit the right chord in staying fit and fab.

Your thoughts on crash dieting: I do not believe in crash dieting as I have seen people going through this path and suffering low blood pressure and sugar. I would suggest going on a regular diet interspersed with small meals at equal intervals alongside an effective workout routine.


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