The gorgeous Bollywood actress and fitness fanatic Sonali Bendre is of the opinion that eating a healthy diet, including a handful of almonds, every day and a regular exercise regime has helped her stay in shape and also healthy.
"I have understood that to make sure my family stays healthy, it is important that I stay fit and healthy myself," the actress said while taking part at a panel discussion titled "Badam pe Charcha-Working Mother's Dilemma in Ensuring the Family Health". The event was organised by the Almond Board of California a few months back.
In the event, the panel addressed common challenges that only the working mothers encounter. They discussed the difficulties that the mothers, wives and also daughter-in-law's faces while coping up with their careers and responsibilities for managing the household activities. Since it is obvious that being a full-time working mother can lead to feelings of guilt and stress because of separated concentration parallels between work and family.
Sonali Bendre, who is married to filmmaker Goldie Behl said that for working mothers, creating a work-life balance is very tough and one must ensure that nobody should neglect any significant part of lives. Whether they may be our children, our family's health, our own health and fitness, our marriage and of course our careers. The 43-year-old actress also said that being a working mother, she can exactly feel and understand how anxiety brings to mind the feeling of ignoring responsibilities can be.
"Incorporating small changes/additions in one's daily routine can have a big impact. For example, eating a healthy diet including a handful of almonds every day and a regular exercise regime, not only helps me maintain a healthy life but also balance both my family's health as well as my own," the actress said.
Madhuri Runia; well-known pilates expert and diet and nutrition consultant too participated in the thought-provoking discussion. Taking part in the conversation, Runia said a handful of almonds may have satiating properties that endorse feelings of fullness which keep hunger at bay between meals.
Runia said that while trying to juggle between home, family and work, a well-balanced diet and regular exercise can go a long way in ensuring good health for all the working mothers. However, the irony is that most women are already aware of this but find it pretty difficult to do in reality. But the trick is just to start small and snack smart.
She further added “For illustration, snacking on almonds instead of consuming unwholesome snacks for your in-between meal cravings can make a healthy difference to your life"