Badminton star Saina Nehwal got married to Parupalli Kashyap, who is also a commonwealth games medalist just like her, on Friday, December 14, 2018. The couple surprised their fans by posting a photograph of their marriage on social media – 2 days ahead of their reportedly planned wedding date, the 16th of December, 2018 in Hyderabad. Both of them have brought laurels to the country and are famous for their fitness as athletes. Sania has had a tremendous journey in the sport of badminton as well as in fitness.
According to a leading daily, in 2017, Saina realised that the top players from around the world were very fit and she needed to pull her socks up to be a constant competition to them. Fitness was always important to her but now she prioritized fitness especially after her knee injury ahead of the Rio Olympics.
What does Saina eat in a day to stay fit?
Saina, like almost all athletes and celebrities, considers breakfast the most important meal of the day and makes it a point to not skip it. She eats eggs for breakfast to keep her energized through the day and steers away from junk and oily food completely. Nehwal eats before 7:30 in the evening and mostly takes boiled/steamed food and salads for her lunch and dinner as they ensure that she doesn’t consume unnecessary fats. She has to ensure that her body is toned, without losing the strength and therefore takes a diet like this one.
How does Saina exercise to maintain her fitness?
Parupalli Kashyap’s wife is an extremely disciplined and determined sportsperson who makes it a point to sweat it out at least 6 days in a week, giving her body the much-needed rest on the 7th day. Saina trains her body in a way that her arms and legs are the strongest since they do the most work in her sport. Saina practices lateral pulldowns to increase coordination between her body parts, and rowing which helps to lose any excess flesh on her arms and strengthen them. She practices military presses that are targeted towards strengthening her arm and upper body muscles to provide her with the stamina to hold the racket in long matches. She also practices heel and calf raises, which help in healing her injuries and also tone and strengthen her legs.
Sania also adds basic exercises to her routine to help her perform better at the court. She runs, does push-ups and crunches to keep her muscles active so that she can play well and make the country proud.