“I have always believed in this and have made it very sound and clear that it’s nothing extra ordinary what we do by being healthy and fit, rather we do it to make it ordinary and to be a part of our lives. I think that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind. Regular exercise, having homemade healthy food, keeping active, and resting are just a few of the basic things that should be incorporated into one’s life. Outdoor games such as cricket and badminton should be played, while chess sharpens cerebral skills. All of this reduces the amount of time we spend looking at screens (laptop, smartphone, etc.),” he says.
Kumar spends an average of two to three hours every day, Monday through Friday, doing the following things. Getting up early by 5:00 am has been a regular habit for the last 20 years or so. Morning run from 6:00 am to 7:00 am at average of 5 to 10 km.
“Following that, I spent an hour cycling with my seven-year-old daughter. We arrive home at 7.45 a.m., eager to begin the day’s job and other responsibilities. In the evening by 7:45 pm hit the gym for some weight training exercises. On weekends and Sundays, I usually play cricket or badminton. Aside from that, I like long-distance riding on weekends. I occasionally take part in various running and cycling challenges,” he shares.
Kumar does eat normal home-made food which includes majorly chapati, green vegetables, pulses. “Twice a week, I do eat rice and low-fat meat like chicken and fish. There is good portion of fruits like banana, apple and other seasonal fruits, and salads in my diet plan. Apart from these, dry fruits like almond, cashew and raisins are also there in my diet. Last but not the least is water, on average I consume four to five litres of water every day. When it comes to the benefits of this diet, I can say that it is a well-balanced diet that provides me with the necessary vitamins, minerals, and fibre. Antioxidants and phytonutrients offer various health advantages as well. These meals provide a lot of minerals, protein, and vitamins while being low in calories. So, this diet provides me with enough energy to keep me busy throughout the day, as well as the strength to avoid diet-related sickness. It also helps me to reduce the risk of heart diseases by maintaining blood pressure and cholesterol levels,” he says.
Kumar listens to music that gives him a very soothing and relaxed mind. “While driving to office and way back I love to listen good music which is soothing and melodious. I believe in being cheerful, therefore I try to avoid listening to sad music, watching sad shows, or listening to sad music. Instead, I prefer to watch or listen to light-hearted material or music. These definitely assist my mind focus and give off a really healthy and positive feeling,” he says.
Food like salmon fish, nuts, lemon tea, turmeric which is there in cooked foods etc are the major intake for the mind feels Kumar. “These foods keep the brain at peak working condition, it helps to keep the mind healthy and improve specific mental tasks such as improving the memory and concentration,” he says.
Kumar does believe in God, every morning he does puja and prays to God. “This gives a sense of satisfaction and belief to the soul that day will be good, and everything happens will be best,” he says.