Fitness not about showing off six-pack abs: Akshay Kumar

Fitness not about showing off six-pack abs: Akshay Kumar
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Mumbai: Urging Indians to put health first, Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, who on Sunday became a part of the Max Bupa Walk For Health 2018 here, said fitness is more about being overall fit rather than just six-pack abs.

At the Max Bupa Walk For Health 2018, Akshay power walked on a special machine to generate electricity.

The actor also stressed on the dual health benefits of the innovative machine on physical health and the environment by saving natural resources consumed in generating electricity.

“There is absolutely no excuse for ignoring one’s health, we’ve got one body, one heart, one chance, lets live it like we’re scared of losing it. Fitness is not about showing off six pack abs built from a bottle full of enhancers. Fitness is about becoming the best version of you, no matter what level you may be at, level 1 is better than 0,” Akshay said in a statement.

“So, I urge one and all to respect the body God has gifted you with, and become the healthy person you have always wanted to be. I’m not asking anyone to spend lakhs on gym memberships. All I’m saying is make the most of what’s around you. Let’s be honest, walking is free,” he added.

Akshay flagged off the walkathon here. A 7 km competitive category, Power Walk, was introduced in India through the event. Actor and VJ Rannvijay Singha became the ambassador of Power Walk in India, with wellness enthusiasts Sucheta Pal and Mickey Mehta keeping the participants entertained with fitness activities.

Rannvijay said: “It doesn’t take a lot to stay healthy but people simply lack the motivation to get started and stay committed to their fitness regime. The first and easiest step to good health is walking for just 30 minutes a day.”

IANS