Losing weight doesn’t require a lot of struggle: Sonam

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, known for her successful weight loss story, says losing weight is not a big struggle as one can take the first step towards a healthier lifestyle by walking on a daily basis.

Sonam, who is awaiting the release of “Neerja”, shared her fitness mantra after she flagged off the last leg of the fourth edition of Max Bupa Walk for Health event here on Sunday, read a statement.

“I think it’s great that health and fitness are on top of mind for everyone across age groups, be it young or old. People now understand the value of maintaining a healthier lifestyle by exercising and eating right.”

“What a lot of people don’t know is that losing weight or getting fitter doesn’t necessarily require a lot of investment and struggle. You can take the first step towards health and wellness with something as simple as walking,” Sonam said.

It is a known fact that Sonam had to shed oodles of weight before entering the showbiz with “Saawariya” in 2007. Now, the daughter of actor-producer Anil Kapoor has made a name for herself not just as an actress, but as a fashion icon also.

“Walking regularly for 30 minutes can rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. It helps you battle diseases like cancer, depression obesity and even stress. I strongly believe that walking is a great workout for children, men, women and the elderly and we need to create awareness around it,” said the “Khoobsurat” star.

Max Bupa, a joint venture between Max India Limited (business corporate with expertise in life insurance and health care) and Bupa (a global health and care company), hosted a 33-day walking event touching five cities – Mumbai, Pune, Surat, Ahmedabad and Jaipur.

The initiative was an attempt to build a healthier India and encourage citizens across the country to discover multiple benefits of walking. The 33-day intercity walk was flagged off by actors Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur in Mumbai on January 10.

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