So, here is a lowdown on his fitness regimen.
He doesn’t hit the gym
Yes, you heard that right! He doesn’t hit the gym or run every day. In Milind’s opinion, gyms are meant for bodybuilding or maybe rehab, and not for fitness. Milind runs three to four times a week. He also swims when he finds time. Milind, who gave up going to the gym at 38, feels he’s fitter today than he was 20 years ago. He says the key is to be as active as possible. “Take stairs over elevators and small breaks throughout the day; walk whenever possible. These are little things that make a huge difference,” he says.
Defeating inner demons
At one point in time, Milind could kill for chocolate. “I had chocolates stacked in my refrigerator more than any other item. Now, I don’t even feel like having it. It was a huge challenge giving up chocolates and smoking but it was worth it,” shares Soman. Whether it is smoking or not going to the gym regularly, find that one habit, food item or a craving that stands in between you and your fitness and work actively toward defeating it.
Milind does not follow any specific, calorie-restricted diet. However, he sticks to healthy eating. He doesn’t consume refined white sugar. Instead, he opts for something sweet that is made of jaggery or honey. He adds, “The time and quantity of consumption is important. Have small portions. Fruits should always be eaten before sunset, never mix them with other food items as it tends to hinder digestion. Also, always have foods with skin or peels on. I think vegetarian source of protein is better assimilated in the body, non-vegetarian source of protein is just more convenient for most people.”
Early to bed, early to rise
While such an idea seems impossible for most of us to implement in our life, he makes it a point to value his sleep more. He generally sleeps by 10.30 or 11 pm and wakes up by 5 am.