He mesmerised kids and adults alike as Captain Vyom in the 90s with his super stunts and action-packed sequences. If you saw the Milind Soman of today, you would still believe he can pull off all those action scenes with élan; such is his fitness! At the age of 51, Milind Soman is not only a good-looking actor but also a fitness activist.
You may have swooned over his chiselled good looks in music videos, TV shows, and films but for so many more women (and men!), it was his well-earned title of ‘Ironman’ in 2015 that made him the star that he is recognised for today. Completing the world’s toughest triathlon in 15 hours and 19 minutes, Milind Soman faced obstacles such as a 3.8km swim, 180.2km cycling, and 42.2km run to become one of only a few hundred to have completed that non-stop challenge.
For most of us, this would’ve seemed like the final step of the fitness challenge. However, for our Indian superhero, this was just another milestone in his journey to ultimate fitness. His latest conquest, the Ultraman Florida’s 3-day ‘Ultra-Endurance Event’ which concluded on the 19th of February, showed the world what a combination of grit & glamour looks like! Soman completed the 517.5km race and emerged as an ‘Ultraman’!!! What exactly did he have to do to become ‘Ultraman’, you ask? Double of the ‘Ironman’ race… double the swim, double the cycling, double the run, and double the glory. The only racer to run barefoot, the Fear Factor star took 34 hours and 46 minutes to complete the gruelling race.
An actor, fitness freak, and a social activist, the man behind Pinkathon, India’s biggest women’s run, has a few simple, uncomplicated life tips that will help you gain a better perspective on life. Yes, he advocates eating a healthy meal and sleeping early, but that’s not all that he does. Read on to find out what Milind Soman believes makes for a healthy life…
He believes that a positive mind is what keeps your body fit. Focus on positive thoughts in the head, and it shall transcend to your whole body.
He doesn’t believe in diligently dieting or sweating it out in the gym. A few minutes of exercise in the midst of nature, and wholesome Indian meals are all you need for a healthy mind and body.
Being able to run marathons and lift enough weights to be eligible for the Olympics is not being “fit”, according to Captain. He believes that being fit is being able to deal with life in a positive way.
He wants you to respect your body and treat it as you would treat a Ferrari. Now that makes everything so much clearer, doesn’t it!!?
There are no shortcuts to good health. Honest hard work is the only way to a sustainable fit body. No crash diets. No excessive slogging. Just good ol’ hard work is what Soman recommends.
Being of the belief that sugar is poison for us, he urges people to quit refined sugar completely and stick to healthy substitutes like honey or jaggery.
Boys and girls, these are the golden words (rephrased, of course!) of the man himself, be sure to follow them for a healthier lifestyle!